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  1. F/S: Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF 0 Deg Down Bag - New with tags. 0° bag 850 fill power 67" of shoulder girth 7" loft 2 lb 15 oz 6'6" length left zip Retails for $530 $425 includes shipping CONUS 0° bag 67" of shoulder girth 7" of loft 2 lb 15 oz 6'6" length left zip Retails for $530 $425 includes shipping CONUS $400 picked up locally PayPal is preferred. Please use the "personal" tab. If you don't want to use the "personal" tab, then please pay fees.
  2. F/S: Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF 0 Deg New

    SALE PENDING receipt of payment.
  3. F/S: Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF 0 Deg New

    Price decrease to $415 shipped and $390 picked up locally.
  4. FS - Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody NWT

    I have one of these. GREAT jacket that is toasty warm down to the teens or even single digits.
  5. F/S: Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF 0 Deg New

    Bumping for exposure.
  6. WTB: Osprey Talon 44 M/L

    Great packs.
  7. The North Face Power Stretch Fleece full suit. Farmer John sleeves. Size L. New. Great cold weather piece. $39 + $6 shipping. Email me at seattlesetters (at) gmail (dot) com for pics. Contact via PM or at email address. This suit is SOLD.
  8. TNF Power Stretch Suit Size L - SOLD

    Bump. Great piece..new w/o tags.
  9. arcteryx pack

    Take a look at the Mammut Heron Light 65. Similar to the Arc'teryx, but lighter and less expensive. I love mine.
  10. C5-C6 Disc Protrusion

    It seems folks want to know who did the work. It was Ali Naini at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland.
  11. L5 S1 herniated disc -- surgeon recommendations?

    If you must go under the knife, let Ali Naini do the cutting. Local guy (from Tacoma) who went to the best schools (Harvard and Johns Hopkins) and is widely considered by nurses, therapists and peers to the best neurosurgeon practicing in this area...or any other, for that matter. He did my neck and I had an awesome result.
  12. Doctor recommendation for finger injury

    A bit of irony here....looks like I'll be needing some repair work on my left thumb. My doc recommended/referred me to Tom Trumble, who appears to be out on extended medical leave. It will take some time to get in to see anyone else at UW Hand Clinic (Jerry Huang comes highly recommended), so I went looking elsewhere. Since Trumble is out and Huang has a bit of a wait, I'll be seeing Elizabeth Joneschild over at Seattle Hand Surgery Group. She has impressive credentials and a very good reputation. Wish me luck!
  13. Novice Peaks and Routes

    What are perhaps the top dozen or so Cascades routes that should be on a novice alpine climber's objective list? I'm just getting started up here and want to keep things fairly easy with glacier/snow climbs with perhaps a few shorter sections of easy rock scrambling. So far, I know I want to do Mt. Shuksan, El Dorado Peak, Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak for sure, and will be doing a skills course on one of those mountains. I'm also thinking about Sahale Mountain and Mt. Rainier. I think my first attempt to do something on my own may end up being Ruth Mountain. What am I missing? What others should be on my objective list after I have a chance to complete most of the above? What are some really good climbs that beginners should aim for? I think suggestions from folks who climb a lot can really help newbies like me...thanks!
  14. Novice Peaks and Routes

    Thanks, all. Any thoughts about a fairly easy climb that feels like an "expedition," one that will take four days, maybe five? BTW, I'm leaning very heavily toward doing my skills course on Mt. Shuksan. I like the thought of getting snow, glacier and alpine rock training all in one place.
  15. Novice Peaks and Routes

    It looks like this site could have some great suggestions but the only link that seems to work is the one provided. The links to the actual snow, glacier and rock routes do not work. 8D
  16. I'm just getting into mountaineering and am assembling a kit (see this thread for background). The gear will be for general mountaineering with a skills class and climbs of easier alpine peaks. I'm pretty well-stocked for clothing except for soft shell pants and hard shell pants...any ideas? Here's what I've decided on...let me know what you think, if I can improve on my selections and what else I might need. Thanks! Note: If bolded in red type, the items are already purchased. Boots: (still deciding based on fit and crampon compatibility) La Sportiva Nepal EVO Mammut Mamook Lowa Mountain Expert Kayland Apex XT Ice Axe: BD Raven Pro ... really light but still works like an axe made of steel should. Crampons: BD Sabretooth Clip ... made for glacier and snow walking but with nearly the ability of the Sabretooth for climbing ice, which may come in handy some day. (EDIT) Going with the Sabretooth per all your recommendations. Harness: BD Couloir Helmut: Mammut Skywalker 2 Pack: Mammut Heron Light 65 Sleeping Bags: Mont-Bell UL SS Down Hugger #2 (25 degrees), Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF (0 degrees) Sleeping pads: Combo of Neoair and Ridge Rest Belay device: Petzl Reverso (changed from BD ATC Guide) Ascender: none (edit) Locking Carabiners: BD RockLock and Quicksilver II EDIT: Adding in insulation and base layers. Insulation: Mont-Bell UL Tec Down Jacket (for down to 20 degrees or a bit less), Patagonia Fitz Roy Hooded Down Jacket (for lower temps). Base layers: Patagonia Merino 1 T-shirt, I/O Bio Merino Contact Tight, I/O Bio Merino Contact Crib Shirt, I/O Bio Merino Contact 1/4 Zip Shirt, Arc'teryx Rho LTW Zip Top. Gaiters: BD Front Point
  17. My Gear List: Please critique it!

    The Randonee looks promising.
  18. My Gear List: Please critique it!

    OK. Sold on the Reverso. Are the Sabretooths (Sabreteeth?) still a good walking crampon? That is mostly what they will be used for unless I run into trouble. The guys at BD said the Serac and the Sabertooth are esseentially the same thing except the Serac has shorter secondary points to enable easier walking.
  19. My Gear List: Please critique it!

    Thanks! Suggestions, anyone?
  20. Doctor recommendation for finger injury

    Tom Trumble. Best in the business. He took care of a nasty little spiral/comminuted fracture on my left ring finger. No after effects at all!
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