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timstich


Feb 19, 2004, 9:14 PM
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Nice little vignette of your birthday volcanos there, George.

Also remember that he blood dopes in Deadville at 10 so a little jaunt to 18 is no big deal.

I hear he jogs with cold beers in each hand as well. Used to hold snowballs, but decided that it was too stupid.


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well, clyde, it's not illegal if i live here. :wink:

and, as for the beers -- i used to run with a beer in each hand ... but i had a problem with spillage.

finally, [quote:240300f8f5="csoles"]... dopes in Deadville ... [/quote:240300f8f5] truer words were never spoken. :lol:


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Feb 20, 2004, 6:51 AM
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well, clyde, it's not illegal if i live here. :wink:

and, as for the beers -- i used to run with a beer in each hand ... but i had a problem with spillage.

You aren't supposed to open them. That's what the other two in the beer hat are for.

http://www.mrgoodbeer.com/hats/helmet.gif

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... dopes in Deadville ...
truer words were never spoken. :lol:
It would make a nice bumper sticker, don't you think?


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[quote="timstich"]Right on, Clyde. I'm not interested in super-lite = not what you need. But it's nice to know all I need purchase is some strap-on crampons and a mountaineering axe as opposed to saving up major bucks for $300 boots and $175 step-in crampons. I'm fairly sure I have the appropriate clothing since I've gotten to experiment with hiking in different winter conditions. I usually bring extra clothing in case my pace slacks off and/or I hit shade.

Nice little vignette of your birthday volcanos there, George. That's exactly the kind of mindset I love to see applied to the task. I'll have to forward that to my non-conformist alpinist friend back in Texas. He's doing a lot better after his knee surgury and it looks like he'll be in the mountains in no time.
Tim,
I've just given up on the step-in crampons. Too heavy, and too much risk of losing one in an inconvenient situation. Supposedly Grivel has discontinued the G10 Classic, so hurry before they're gone. Maybe you can get a deal. I got Charlet Moser Ecrins and will be giving them the test soon.

Makalus have done me well. I've worn them on early spring snow climbs in the Sierra and cold feet has never been a problem.

So yeah, Makalus, strap-on crampons, and an axe will get you most places. For summer mountaineering in the Sierras, light hikers are fine.

Going real light is great, until something little goes wrong, then you're wishing you had some of that REI fleece.

Have fun in the mountains, be safe, and watch for rockfall.
Gary


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They still sell Grivel G-10s at REI outlet for $115. Stubai Ultralights and BD Contact Strap Crampons are around $100.


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[quote="timstich"]They still sell Grivel G-10s at REI outlet for $115. Stubai Ultralights and BD Contact Strap Crampons are around $100.
The Ecrins were $90, and I think lighter than the BD. The Stubais are aluminum and we do run into some ice in the Sierras.

Not to mention that sheet of killer ice covering Mt. Baldy this year.


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Well, we went birthday shopping for me and I tried on a few pairs of leathers again. Tried Scarpas exclusively, since La Sportivas are to narrow for me. Walked out of the store with a pair of Scarpa Cerro Torres that were on sale for $250. Just wore them around the house for an hour and am still happy with the fit. Looks like it's going to be a happy relationship.

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