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Colinhoglund


Nov 20, 2010, 11:14 AM

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Re: [thewaker43] "Oh Sh!t" biner
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thewaker43 wrote:
hey folks, let me start this off with saying that I almost never come into this forum and know nothing about alpine or Ice. I live in Atlanta and often we are still in t-shirts in December. Anyway, I was reading the Newb Test: alpine edition and one section assigned points for not having an "oh sh!t" biner. For regular climbing a usually carry a Trango Superfly locker with a couple rappel rings, short prussick and maybe a Tibloc. Other things I have heard people add are quicklinks, small knife or first aid kit and headlamp. It also seems a lot of people see them as totally unnecessary. So I was wondering how an emergency biner differs in mountaineering than trad and what items one typically includes. Again I know knowing about this stuff so if you do not mind explain the reasoning.

It's simple, your a n00b! But you admitted it so -15 risk points. The point of this is to *humorously* separate the experienced from the inexperienced. Those who tread in the alpine without the necessary gear for a rescue and the knowhow to use whatever it is they choose to bring are rolling the dice.

I got -15 risk points lol.


(This post was edited by Colinhoglund on Nov 20, 2010, 11:50 AM)



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