Chris on November 18th, 2009

I know I’ve been a bit quiet this month and haven’t posted many new articles.  But I think this one will make up for that.  I’ve been pretty busy writing this tool in a form that I could share on here with everyone. This is my expedition fuel planning tool. Background Planning for fuel usage […]

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Chris on November 14th, 2009

Here is an AP article.  Humar has been found dead.  It has been a rough year for climbing with so many lost.  RIP CBS NEWS: “Officials: Veteran Climber Humar Dies In Himalayas”

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Chris on November 8th, 2009

Measuring the weight of your equipment, food, fuel, and clothes is an absolute necessity.  The more weight you need to move, the more energy it takes, and the more money it takes. Yes, I said money.  Airlines charge by weight.  If your baggage is over their limit, you will be paying by the kilo or […]

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Chris on November 1st, 2009

One of the biggest complaints I hear about softshell is that it weighs too much.  I’ve decided to gather some examples to determine whether or not that is true. Patagonia Speed Ascent versus R2 and a Patagonia hardshell The Patagonia Speed Ascent jacket is their high end softshell for cold conditions.  It has R2 fabric […]

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