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  1. Here’s a pair of Fabiano, made in Italy, all leather classics in very lightly used condition. – Mid-weight boot with just a little flex by hand at the ball of the foot. - 1 piece all leather suede upper with a glove leather lining. The uppers are without scratches, digs or wear and look in “mint” condition. Lining looks near unworn. – Littleway sole attachment with the heels glued and screwed. – Vibram Rocciablock lug soles with possibly 98% remaining life. Boots may be resoled. – The boots stitching and the lacing hooks are in excellent shape. - Weight is 3lbs 5oz a pair. Asking $95.00, shipped. PPFF or please add the 4% fee if you prefer a goods transaction. Or Venmo payment. According to commentary on Trailspace in March 2007: "Fabiano started as an outgrowth of a shoe repair shop in Boston. The founder was an Italian immigrant bootmaker. He designed a series of boots, mostly leather, that were fabricated to his specifications in Italy, by Scarpa."
  2. Introduced in 1979, The North Star is a 4 season, double wall dome designed with the features and strength needed for expedition and base camp in extreme conditions. It will accommodate 4 adults closely, 6 in an absolute pinch ..... with contortions. In addition to a zippered main entrance, the tent has double snow tunnels backed with bug netting that provide cross ventilation in the warmer months. The North Star is also a very pleasant tent for family camping. - Six equal length 183" shock corded Easton aluminum poles and 2 short aluminum awning supports. 3, 10" aluminum struts help to maintain the "dead air space" (separation) between the rainfly and canopy. - 1.9 ounce ripstop nylon canopy and full coverage rainfly. Polyurethane coated taffeta nylon floor, lower sidewalls, entrance panel and snow tunnels. - 10 additional guy line pullouts on the rainfly for high wind and snow load conditions. - Free standing. - Has 6 inside gear pockets. - Tunnel design cook/disposal hole built into the interior floor. - Seams on the floor and rainfly were not previously sealed. A blank slate for you to do the job. No old, flaking sealer to clean up. Total Weight is 13 pounds. 58.25 sq feet of interior floor space. 55" center height. ---------------- Condition: I have completed a thorough inspection throughout and would say the tent is in very good used condition. - The colors on the main canopy are bright with very little sun fading. - The outer rainfly is a TNF replacement and is in near new condition. - The poles are without splits or kinks and are not deformed beyond what is consistent with use and normal shaping to the dome curvature. - Zippers run smoothly. - A common issue in older tents is the deterioration of the polyurethane waterproof coating applied to the lower sidewalls, floor and rainfly. The coated areas are not sticky or to a lesser degree even tacky. The worst that can be said is that on hot days or in direct summer sun the coating softens. It is not peeling and continues to provide full waterproofing. Re-coating is unneeded at this time.There are no issues with the rainfly. ----------------- Restoration: The interior floor and the pole sleeves needed some minor repair to bring the tent completely up to snuff: 1) The floor was cleaned and inspected - Several tiny cooking spark holes, scuffs and abrasions were repaired with either dabs of Mcnett Seam Grip Sealer/Adhesive or the Sealer and nylon taffeta fabric in combination. Usage stains are well set and only minor effort was made at removal. 2) Threading poles through tent sleeves in high winds or darkness isn't ideal and is best done with 2 persons. Some fabric wear, nicks and several about 1/4" - 3/4" in length slits were solidly repaired with Seam Grip, light flat webbing and ripstop repair fabric on the inside and outside of the damage. Arguably strong as new and good to go. *As TNF cautions, a small measure of care is needed when threading poles through the sleeves of any tent with light weight fabric. To avoid damage, flex the poles as they are being threaded through the pole sleeves* 3) On the main entrance netting, a few tiny pulls were reinforced with dabs of Seam Grip. Netting is in mint condition at the tunnel entrances. 4) I sealed the floors main center cross seam a few days ago. --------------- The tent is entirely ready for use. Asking $1,200.00 plus shipping cost from 80517. Estes Park, CO inspection and pickup may be arranged if in the vicinity. http://oregonphotos.com/snow-camping.html#anchor165216 Photo's 7, 8 and 9 show repair patches applied to tiny spark holes on the tent floor. Photo's 10,11 and 12 show a typical pole sleeve damage and its repair. Will Steger 1985 North Pole Expedition. (From National Geographic, 1986)
  3. Lowering cost to $125.00.
  4. Price lowered to $125.00.
  5. Lowe Alpine Sirocco - Torso length adjustable: 16" - 18" medium, 18" - 21 large. Maximum torso length is 21". Measurements are from center stitch line of the hipbelt to top of shoulder straps along the adjustment slide. Shoulder straps may be lowered below the 16" position to further decrease torso length but you would have more pack towering over you. - Suspension - 2, shape-able aluminum back stays. Padded bi-laminate foam lumbar pad, dual density hip belt and shoulder straps. Slim profile with side compression/lashing straps. - Capacity is approximately 4300 - 5200 cubic inches with use of the extension sleeve. - 8 ounce pack cloth with polyurethane coating. The coating is entirely intact, in excellent condition. - Divided with a lower zippered sleeping bag compartment. - Large, removable zippered top pocket. Height of loaded pack adjustable. - Extension sleeve with draw cord increases capacity and seals the main compartment. - Ice axe/tools loops. - Teal, purple and black. - The pack is in very lightly used excellent condition. There is no wear, abrasions, tears, holes or splitting seams. Mint! Asking $85.00 plus shipping cost from 80517. Pack alone weighs approximately 6.25 lbs. Packaging will be at least 1 pound. Box dimensions approximately 27"x7"x14". Specific shipping price provided upon your decision to purchase and packing up. Final 2 photo's show the 21" and the 16" torso length positioning.
  6. Light weight hiking boots in size 7. Flex easily by hand at the ball of the foot. Weight is 2lbs, 1.5oz for the pair. Nubuck leather upper, Cambrelle lining and UltraDry waterproof/breathable membrane. Essentially new, worn on a couple of short hikes. Asking $70.00 shipped. PPFF or please add the 4% goods fee.
  7. Made in the USA when Bibler was a division of Black Diamond and before BD began having their tents made in Asia. This is the version without the tie-in loop and is a size long. It is practically unused and in mint condition. Waterproof/breathable Todd-Tex on top with a polyurethane coated nylon bottom. The opening has bug netting and a pliable wire hoop holds the fabric off of your face. The outer Todd-Tex fabric closes it all with a double toggle zipper, covering flap and rain gutter. Roomy enough to accommodate an inflated pad and winter bag without compressing the loft. Asking $155.00 inclusive of shipping cost.
  8. Media rate shipping included in the price. Buy 2 titles and select 1 from the complimentary list. Click this link for the list: ----------------Climbing Guides---------- - Very good condition except 1st page with publishers info is torn out. $8.00 ------------------- - Good well perused condition with a solid spine. $14.00 ----------------- - Good, moderately used condition with a solid binding. $12.00 ------------------- - Good, moderately used condition. $11.00 ---------------------------------- - Good, moderately used condition. Asking $12.00. -------------------- Very good condition. Notations and comment here and there by the previous owner. $9.00. -------------------------- Well used, no issues, solid spine, some notations. Former owners name on inside of back cover. $10.00. --------------- Fair, well used condition. Back cover is 1/8 torn along the spine and I've taped it. Binding solid. Appearance is deteriorated but book is overall strong. $10.00. ------------- Very good thumbed through condition. $9.00. ------------------------ And, Some Climbing History Excellent condition. $9.00 ------------------------- Nearly new condition. $9.00
  9. The Parawing is a tarp with a parabolic cut. It was designed and marketed by Bill Moss founder of Moss Tents in Camden, Maine. Technically it is described as a "hyperbolic paraboloid with compound curves". This is a used, original 19' Parawing being sold with the poles, stakes, stuff sacks and guy lines. The color is a yellowish tan. It is in good overall condition and has not been set up for extended periods of time. The color doesn't appear significantly faded. There are some stains consistent with use and I have done some restoration in preparation for sale. Several pinhead sized campfire spark holes received a dab of Seam Grip and 4 larger about pea sized that I patched with nylon taffeta fabric and Seam Grip. Otherwise, the seams and guyline attachment points stitching is sound and I have cleaned the the tarp without any particular effort to remove dirt and tree stains. - 1.9 ounce per sq yard ripstop nylon with polyurethane coating. Coating is about 99% intact and without odor. - 2, 8 foot long, three section Reynolds 6061-T6 seamless aircraft aluminum poles without shock cord which allows a section to be removed and the fly pitched closer to the surface when needed. I'm asking $245.00 inclusive of shipping cost to the lower 48. PPFF or please add the 4% goods fee if you prefer. (The shadow spots on photo's are due to my old camera)
  10. Reduced to $125.00 - Gregory Cassin Internal Frame Pack - Cavernous 116 Liter Load Hauler - Large In 1977, Wayne Gregory with his newly founded company, applied innovative internal frame pack design concepts ...... the contoured profile, ergonomic hip belt, side zippers, taped seams and adjustable suspension ...... in the production of their backpacks. The Cassin was in production from 1987 through 1991 and was the predecessor to the Denali Pro. Up for sale is the final production model with 2 side entry zippers supplementing content access to this top loading, multiple day expedition class pack. The pack is in excellent, lightly used condition. There are no cuts, tears, abrasions, loose stitching or worn areas. The exception is the polyurethane fabric coating has deteriorated and is peeling in its entirety. It removes easily and rolls right up cleanly and without residue. As many of you are aware, a very common issue with coatings as they age. No worries though as a new Gregory pack rain cover comes with the purchase. When the old coating is removed it actually lightens the pack. Features: - 7,055 cubic inches, 116 liters capacity for the size large. - Pack and hipbelt are a size large. Fits torso length approximately 18 - 21 inches. Padded section of hip belt measurement is 34 inches. Add about 11 inches for the adjustable webbing sections. - 8 ounce pack cloth, #10 YKK heavy duty zippers. A robust, rugged pack for extremes. Very durably constructed albeit heavy by today's standards. Weighs in at 6 lbs, 10 oz. Ray Jardine's concepts in lightening pack weight were introduced around 1983 but the 2 design concepts continued to exist side by side for years with present day adherents of each. Large load haulers are needed for extended treks without resupply, trail crews and for restocking back country huts. - Suspension is 2 internal contoured aluminum stays and padded back panel. Dense foam padded ergonomic hipbelt. – Huge top lid pocket ((887 cubic inches), a main body and zippered lower sleeping bag compartment. Lid converts to a fanny pack or can be left behind for reduced weight. Side entry zippers on the main compartment. The top lid panel has lashing points for attaching crampons. – Extension/sealing skirt. - Included are 2 large, about 700 cubic inch each detachable accessory water/fuel bottle pockets and 2 removable front pockets that piggyback. 1 of nylon pack cloth the other mainly of mesh.These add more cubic inches to pack volume. Use with or without as needed. – Ice axe loops. - Side compression straps - Blue with a slightly purplish tint. Now $125.00 plus shipping cost, was $165.00. The packs condition, with the exception of the coating separation, is on par with the best of vintage packs I have seen. Many years of use ahead for this pack. Deterioration of the coating.
  11. Prices include media rate shipping. Payment through PPFF or please add the fee. (Shadow spots on some photo's is a fault of my camera) Choose a complimentary book (or map) with a purchase of 2 in the following list. The free books are further down. Ask for a price if there is a title in the complimentary list you are interested in. -------------------------- Land And Light In The American West - Photographs By John Ward Collection of black and white photographs by nationally acclaimed photographer and Estes Park, Colorado resident John Ward. "Inspired by the photography of Ansel Adams and Elliot Porter and there dedication to the natural world, John has been photographing the American West since the 1970's." Trinity University Press, 2004 - Signed by the photographer. Excellent preowned condition. Asking $20.00 shipped. Retails at $45.00. Couldn't get the color rendition right on the borders. Should be pure white. Mountain Light, In Search of The Dynamic Landscape - Galen Rowell - Sierra Club Books, Yolla Bolly Press - Hard cover with a jacket that is just a bit worn, book is in excellent thumbed through condition. $18.00. Advanced Rock Climbing, Expert Skills and Techniques - Topher Donahue - Mountaineers Books, 2016 - Excellent read condition. slight scratch on the cover. $15.00. Talkeetna Good Time - Dennis Brown - Signed Copy - Copyright 2008 - Very good read condition, asking $8.00. The Crystal Desert, Summers in Antarctica - David Cambell - Houghton Mifflin, 1992 - Hard cover in excellent condition, asking $9.00. The Work Of Nature - Yvonne Baskin - Island Press, 1997 - Excellent condition hard cover. Asking $9.00. Climbers Guide to the Midwest's Metamorphic Forms - Marcus Floyd '98 - Metamorphic Forms, 1998 - Very good condition, solid binding. Asking $12.00. 1 copy sold - Reprint of the 1889 Edition - Mountaineering in Colorado, The Peaks About Estes Park - Frederick H. Chapin - A 1987 Bison Book Reproduction of the 1889 Edition by Frederick Chapin, Published by The Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston - I have 2 copies, both in near new condition. Asking $12.00 a copy. - Colorado - The San Juan Mountains, A Climbing And Hiking Guide - Robert Rosebrough - Johnson Printing Company, Boulder, CO, 1988, 2nd edition - As new, asking $11.00, shipped. - Beyond The Limits - Stacie Allison - Little, Brown and Company, 1993 - As new hard cover, asking $9.00. - The White Death, Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone - McKay Jenkins - Random House, 2000 - Hardcover in very good used condition. Asking $9.00. ‘A dramatic account of 5 persons who went climbing in Montana never to return’ Mountaineering The Freedom of the Hills - The Mountaineers, 5th Edition, 1992 - As new, asking $12.00. Mountaineering - John Cleare - British Publication, Blandford Press Ltd., Dorset, 1980 - As new, asking $10.00. I haven't seen this one before. Accidents in North American Mountaineering, 1994 – The American Alpine Club, Golden, CO – As new, asking $8.00. ------------------------------- - Classic Guide Books - $7.00 Each Above photo's show the original selections before sales. Remaining: California- 1) Through Vulcans Eye - Near new 2) High Sierra Hiking Guide, Devils POSTPILE, The Ritter Range And Mammoth Lakes Area - Excellent thumbed through condition. 3) The Hikers Hip Pocket Guide to the Humboldt Coast - Cover has been partially folded back otherwise good condition. General - 1) Soft Paths - Excellent thumbed through condition 2) Walking Softly In The Wilderness, The Sierra Club Guide To Backpacking - Good used condition. -------------Complimentary List---------------- 2005 Rock&Ice Special Edition Magazine, How To Climb, The Complete Guide Outdoor guide To Using Your GPS - Steve Featherstone – Creative Publishing, 2004 – As new Rocky Mountain Mammals - A Handbook of Mammals of RMNP and Vicinity - David M. Armstrong - Colorado Associated University Press and Rocky Mountain Nature Association, 1987 - Very good used condition. Ghost Stories of The Rocky Mountains - Barbara Smith - Lone Pine Publishing, 1999 - Good, well read condition. Blind Descent, The Quest to Discover The Worlds Deepest Places. Near new condition without jacket. Hardback. Best Easy Day Hikes, Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks - As new A Guide To Treking In Nepal – Stephen Bezruchka – Foreward by Sir Edmund Hillary. Appearance fair, overall good used condition, solid binding. - Touch the Top Of The World - Erick Weihenmayer - Penguin Group, 2002 - Fair, much read, solid binding and no torn pages. - First Ascent - Eddie Bauer - Expedition Highlights DVD - Riding the Guerrilla Highway – Michael Devloo, 2010 – Excellent condition, Note inside the cover. - 3 National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topo Maps - Quads are in excellent, just about new condition. Choose one for the complimentary selection. Mt. Rainier National Park - 1994 Revised Edition Longs and McHenrys Peak - 2 Rocky Mountain National Park Quads - Revised 1993 Edition Vail Pass - Revised 1987 Edition
  12. Was $175, now at $125.00. 4 season, double wall dome that is very roomy for 2 and will fit 3 persons. about the same floor space as the VE25. In addition to the zippered entrance, the tent has double snow tunnel entrances for winter and mountaineering use. Four, 157" equal length replacement fiberglass poles. 2 shorter Easton aluminum awning supports which I have purchased from TNF. The original owner lost the pole bag. The fiberglass poles are strong and work fine but are heavier and do not have the ultimate strength of metal for mountaineering use ..... but who among you is unaware of this. The tent is in excellent, lightly used overall condition. No stains, no funky odors and the polyurethane coating on the floor and rainfly isn't sticky or peeling. Very clean throughout. There was a slit in the fabric of 1 pole sleeve and another near the entrance which I have solidly repaired. (Again for the uninitiated, the center shadow spots on the photo's is a flaw of my older point and shoot) Note: If your planning regular, serious mountaineering use, TNF sells the 4 Easton aluminum poles for $192.00 but they are out of stock. TentPole Technology sells the 4 poles in Easton aluminum for approximately $144.00. 4 TNF aluminum poles on E-Bay at the present selling at $30.00 each. - Nylon taffeta floor, canopy and rainfly. - Zippered main entrance with bug netting. Netting is mint. - Double snow tunnel entrances with netting for summer ventilation. - Additional guy line pullouts on the rainfly for high wind and snow load conditions. - 2 inside netting gear pockets. - Free standing. - Seams on the floor and rainfly were not previously sealed. A blank slate for you to do the job. No old, flaking sealer to clean up. Weights: Rainfly, 2lbs 6oz - Poles & Stakes, 3lbs 10oz - Main Body, 4lbs 1oz Comes with setup instructions, poles, pegs, separate pole and tent bags. Asking $125.00 plus shipping cost from 80517. Reconfigured the box to 32"x9"x6.5". Use 10 and 1/2 lbs as the packaged shipping weight. Pickup in Estes Park, CO also available.
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