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    What about a Carter Notch in Feb or March toward...

    What about a Carter Notch in Feb or March toward the end of winter? What bag rating do you think I should consider? I don't know since I've never stayed at any of the huts in winter.
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    I climb Mt. Washington at least once every...

    I climb Mt. Washington at least once every winter. My worst weather day was in early March of 2007. Visibility was only 150 feet and the winds were picking up big time. Rounding the top of Lions Head...
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    By all means bring Marty a toy. Last February I...

    By all means bring Marty a toy. Last February I successfully delivered a bunch of toys for Marty and I plan to do it again this February.
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    Yes, you will need an ice axe in March. I've...

    Yes, you will need an ice axe in March. I've needed one in April.
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    In addition to Wildthings check out Cilogear...

    In addition to Wildthings check out Cilogear packs. I own packs from both manufacturers, both are versatile, rugged and lightweight. The only caveat with Cilogear is they make packs to order where as...
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    The following was taken directly from the IMG...

    The following was taken directly from the IMG website.

    Viewing dates for the Discovery Channel's "Everest Beyond the Limit" featuring IMG's 2009 Everest Expedition

    Now in its third season, the...
  7. Thread: Good Gloves?

    by kaseri
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    The layering system applies to gloves as well....

    The layering system applies to gloves as well. Base, mid & shell. Keeping your core regulated properly goes a long, long way toward the comfort of your extremities. Last winters glove system was one...
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    Surefire Saint Minimus is the headlamp for me....

    Surefire Saint Minimus is the headlamp for me. Lithium 123 batteries can be bought online for $1 each.
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    I couldn't have said this better. I agree one...

    I couldn't have said this better. I agree one million percent with you Trish!
  10. Thread: Nin died :(

    by kaseri
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    I met Nin during a winter overnight trip back in...

    I met Nin during a winter overnight trip back in 07. Nin sat on my lap while I scratched his head. Every time I stopped Nin politely nudged me to continue petting him. I'm glad I got a chance to meet...
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    I have never had any issue with filling water at...

    I have never had any issue with filling water at any of the huts, ever. You should be just fine. I recommend carrying two liters per person. The biggest tip I can offer is to keep each summit stay...
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    Best thing I have used for winter trips is the...

    Best thing I have used for winter trips is the Exped Downmat.
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    I've been trying to make a full moon, winter,...

    I've been trying to make a full moon, winter, night ascent of Washington for a few years now. I haven't been able to get the weather to cooperate but I'm optimistic. It'll happen for me at some...
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    I looked for a "do all" boot a few years ago but...

    I looked for a "do all" boot a few years ago but the reality is they just don't exist. The closest you can get to a do all boot in my opinion is the Sportiva Spantik. Sure they are expensive but man...
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    I've ascended the winter route many times and...

    I've ascended the winter route many times and only once have I needed a rope. Last year one of the climbers in my group was extremely tired on the descent and asked to be roped up for the safety of...
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    Just an FYI regarding the Grivel Cramp-O-Matic...

    Just an FYI regarding the Grivel Cramp-O-Matic (full step in type) binding system. There are two types of front bails. The "new" front bail has two circular bends on each side. The "old" style does...
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    The front bail system is still in use. A front...

    The front bail system is still in use. A front bail can be ill fitting on some boots though. By using a "combination" style binding you are able to fit the crampons to virtually any boot or overboot...
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    The "New-Matic" style binding can be every bit as...

    The "New-Matic" style binding can be every bit as secure as a full step-in binding. The key is to make sure you adjust the binding properly.
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    I have always preferred the "New-Matic" binding...

    I have always preferred the "New-Matic" binding system which consists of a heel lever and toe cage. This type of binding is very secure and will work on anything from plastic double boots to...
  20. Thread: Gear Advice

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    The only time my hard shells come out of my pack...

    The only time my hard shells come out of my pack is when I am above tree line and the wind is picking up. Other than that my hard shells just sit in my pack. I would say that 80% of the time I wear...
  21. Thread: Gear Advice

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    I recommend that you experiment with different...

    I recommend that you experiment with different layering scenarios and eventually you will find what works for you.

    I climb during the winter in Wild Things Mountain Guide pants and I always have...
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    Isn't the Ferncroft area beautiful?

    Isn't the Ferncroft area beautiful?
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    I'll guess October 9th

    I'll guess October 9th
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    It was a pleasure meeting you both as well.

    It was a pleasure meeting you both as well.
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    Trish, I was the guy with the weird little...

    Trish,

    I was the guy with the weird little camera tripod.
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