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  1. Hi all, I wrote up some ideas for the best gear for Alaska's environment and climate and wanted to share it with you. The laying system may be of greatest interest. https://maxneale.blogspot.com/2018/11/ultimate-alaska-backpacking-gear-list-part-one-clothing.html Cheers, Max
  2. Size medium Used for one Denali expedition. That's it! Like new condition Absolutely fantastic parka and way cheaper (and better in my opinion) than similar models like the $900 Patagonia Grade VII. Will last for a decade or more $600 retail $460 with free shipping Stellar parka, stellar deal Message me if you're interested and I can send more photos. Description and specs from Feathered Friends: • Made in Seattle, USA of imported materials • 850+ Fill Goose Down • Made with traceable, ethically sourced goose down • Waterproof/breathable Pertex® Shield® XT • Taslite reinforced elbow, lower sleeve and cuff • Tuck-stitched/baffled construction • Dual zipper system with insulated draft tube • 2- way wind/water resistant zipper • Detachable/adjustable hood with Velcro-sealed storm flap. • 8.5" x 10" cargo pockets • Side zip hand-warmer pockets • Two 7" x 8" interior Velcro chest pockets • Articulated sleeves • Drawcord waist and hem adjustment Fill Power 850+ Goose Down Fill Weight 13.8 oz / 391 g (medium) Fit Expedition Origin Made in Seattle, USA of imported materials Packed Weight 2 lbs 1 oz / 936 g (medium) Garment Shell Fabric Pertex® Shield® XT waterproof/breathable Packed Size 7" x 14" | 11L Front Zipper Length 31" / 79 cm (medium) From the summit of Denali to the streets of Fairbanks in winter, the Icefall Parka provides trusted warmth in extreme cold across the globe. Waterproof/breathable Pertex® Shield® XT sheds moisture while 850+ fill goose down maintains a toasty internal temperature. The Icefall Parka is prepared to withstand the harshest of environments. Ideal for: Extreme cold, high altitude mountaineering, winter camping & climbing, general cold weather use
  3. If you're in the market for the best ultralight tent for alpine rock climbing, mountaineering, and backpacking, consider the Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 4. I've tested close to 70 different tents and this is my most-used favorite. Here's a detailed review.
  4. Trip: 5-Weeks in the Brooks Range, Alaska - Date: 11/21/2015 Trip Report: Over the summer I was fortunate to spend five weeks on a hiking and packrafting traverse of the Brooks Range. 524 miles without roads or trails. Through some of the wildest country on the planet. Here's the trip report and short video.
  5. Goes on any WorkSack. Only used for one week-long trip to the Winds; EXCELLENT condition. $55 new (+ shipping) $35 here with free shipping! If interested please email: max dot neale at gmail dot com
  6. Unquestionably one of, if not THE, best ultralight sleeping bag on the planet. (See the myriad positive reviews from reputable individuals and organizations, such as outdoorgearlab.com) ZPacks 10 degree, 900-fill down, size long, regular width. The bag weighs half a pound less than the typical 'premium' sleeping bag of similar warmth. See ZPacks' website for detailed weight and fill specs. Used only 4 nights total, this bag is in excellent condition. It's about as close to new as you can get. The fabrics are in perfect shape and the bag has only been compressed into a stuff sack ~5 times. Paid $440 $350 here with free shipping to CONUS transfer via PayPal or Venmo If interested please write to: max dot neale at gmail dot com I'll remove or modify this when the bag is no longer available.
  7. Trip: Alaska - Cassin Ridge Date: 6/14/2014 Trip Report: My partner and I benefited tremendously from other people's Cassin trip reports. Partly in an effort to give back, I wrote up a report from our ascent this year. We found the route to be much more challenging than expected. When we got down Lisa, the basecamp manager, told us we were the only Americans to get up a technical route on Denali this year. Several of the more "exciting" parts of the trip were: when we dropped a tent pole into a crevasse, when my partner got hit in the arm with ice and had to climb the first and second rock bands with largely one arm, and when we he woke himself up from farting. (I'm sure his list of "exciting" highlights would be different.) The write up describes our time on the mountain and my difficulty exploring questions like "why climb?" Here's the trip report.
  8. Hilleberg Jannu, the do-it-all (extremely well) tent. New in 2012 and used for ~40 days on two trips to AK and Greenland. One of the cross poles has a slight bend in it, but the Greenland trip showed that this was only a cosmetic flaw-- the bend doesn't significantly reduce strength. All of the fabric is in great condition. If you're dissatisfied with the tent's condition you can return it for a full refund and I'll even pay for return shipping. $885 new $500 with free shipping CONUS Transfer via PayPal please.
  9. Used about 2 weeks total-- in EXCELLENT condition. No rips, tears, stains, or faults of any type. Ready for years of expeditions. The Keron is arguably Hilleberg's best tent. Green color. $965 new $600 with free shipping Transfer via PayPal
  10. The new 2014 model. Used for one weeklong trip. LIKE NEW CONDITION. Men's Medium $340 new $250 with free shipping CONUS Transfer via PayPal please
  11. CiloGear 30:30 Guide Service. Arguably the most versatile alpine pack on the planet. New in early 2013 and in superb condition. $220 new $150 with free shipping CONUS, or pickup in Seattle.
  12. New in late 2011 and in fantastic condition. Brand new grip tape a month ago. As you can tell in the photos, the picks are like new. $220 for both, including free shipping to CONUS. Transfer via PayPal please.
  13. New 1 year ago. In fantastic condition. OutdoorGearLab's Editor's Choice Award Winner. $170 new $110 w/ free shipping to CONUS Transfer via PayPal please.
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