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    Season 3 has a new format, where each episode...

    Season 3 has a new format, where each episode follows one or two pairs of climbers from start to summit (or failure to summit). Each episode is self-contained in that the viewer doesn't have to rely...
  2. Thread: Ready for MW?

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    Everyone in the world was rooting for Tim, so I'm...

    Everyone in the world was rooting for Tim, so I'm sure he received extraordinary treatment from Brice, Sherpas, Discovery Channel crew, etc. Whether it was by carrying up more of his bottles of...
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    Thanks for the TR, it brought back memories--all...

    Thanks for the TR, it brought back memories--all except for the part where you hiked down the Auto Rd. I've considered descending that way before (just for kicks), but usually after summiting I just...
  4. Thread: Ready for MW?

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    You're doing all the right things (working out,...

    You're doing all the right things (working out, winter hiking in the mountains, testing out and tweaking your gear)--you'll be fine for your summit trip. The people who I worry about are those who...
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    Where did you hear that? I've been looking at GSB...

    Where did you hear that? I've been looking at GSB 'Grivel-Scarpa Binding' for my next boot/crampon upgrade, but I don't want to adopt a system that will ultimately become defunct with Grivel's demise.
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    Glad to hear you made it back safe and (mostly)...

    Glad to hear you made it back safe and (mostly) sound. It seems like you had quite an adventure and enjoyed yourself (for at least half the trip).



    I have to disagree with your claim that your...
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    Current Summit Conditions Temperature 5.5 F...

    Current Summit Conditions
    Temperature 5.5 F
    Wind 40.9 mph
    Direction 316 (NW)
    Gust
    Wind Chill -21.3 F
    Saturday 1:45 PM

    Hey check out the Obs deck webcam (Sat Feb 28 13:45 2009). I don't...
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    You mean you're not planning on doing this:...

    You mean you're not planning on doing this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWgPut17L_A
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    Those emergency bags/blankets lined with Mylar...

    Those emergency bags/blankets lined with Mylar work on the principle of receiving radiant heat from your body and bouncing it back. To gain maximum benefit, you need to minimize anything that would...
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    Did these guys have snowshoes? The reports that I...

    Did these guys have snowshoes? The reports that I read didn't say if they did or didn't.
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    They made a new, safer trail after a snow slide...

    They made a new, safer trail after a snow slide wiped out the old one. But a small group of climbers dismissed the new trail and chose to use the old route anyway. This group was inevitably caught in...
  12. Thread: Odd request

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    Wow! Some of the tattoos on that site are...

    Wow! Some of the tattoos on that site are amazing. One of my favorites is: Soviet star.

    And some of the tattoos are really, really bad. With one of the worst being: worlds crappest tat (I'd give...
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    I'm sure some people would balk at the notion of...

    I'm sure some people would balk at the notion of naming him Hillary.
  14. Thread: Exit Polls

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    Bill O - Marty x2 h2oeco - Marty x1 Brad -...

    Bill O - Marty x2
    h2oeco - Marty x1
    Brad - Wlson x3
    Charlie - Marty x3
    Mike D - Wilson x1
    spyboy - Wilson x1
    mk10 - Wilson x2
    WSR88D - Wilson x4
    Kathy C - Sara x2, Marty x1, Wilson x1
  15. Thread: Exit Polls

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    I voted for Wilson... twice :D :D

    I voted for Wilson... twice :D :D
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    With Marty up there, you will be seeing small...

    With Marty up there, you will be seeing small tangled tufts of fur blowing across the hard observatory floors like tumbleweeds across a sandy desert road. As a courtesy to cleaning staff and...
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    As altitude increases, the temperature at which a...

    As altitude increases, the temperature at which a liquid vaporizes decreases. So a canister stove that would be unsuitable operating at a certain cold temperature at sea level, would perform quite...
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    Looks like you're going to be using the thumb

    The AMC Hiker Shuttle operates daily June 4 through September 14, and weekends and holidays September 20 through October 19.
  19. Thread: What Do Dogs Eat?

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    What Do Dogs Eat?

    I think dogs eat dogfood :p
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    That's got to be one of the coolest things I've...

    That's got to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Thanks.
  21. Yes, the crescent moon bindings are indeed nice....

    Yes, the crescent moon bindings are indeed nice. I can put my snowshoes on one-handed, standing one-legged on fairly steep slopes.

    The only thing that I don't like about the crescent moons is...
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    300 ft from the summit, hmm... Given the nature...

    300 ft from the summit, hmm... Given the nature of the storm and its accompanying poor visibility, Ormsbee probably never realized just how close to the top he really was. And even if he did, it most...
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    Chronicles of the White Mountains by Frederick...

    Chronicles of the White Mountains
    by Frederick Wilkinson Kilbourne

    Curtis and Ormsbee pg.275
  24. Thread: Mooning the Cog?

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    I'm going to go to the base of the railway and,...

    I'm going to go to the base of the railway and, when no one is looking, stick this sticker:
    http://www.carstickers.com/prodimages/447.gif
    onto the back of one of the coal cars. :D
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    Here's a photo of this particular slope (and...

    Here's a photo of this particular slope (and yeah, it does look inviting): northc1toc2.jpg
    Linear distance is about .6 miles, elevation gain 1600 feet, so about a 50% grade.


    Or, if you're Tim...
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