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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by markvnh on Yesterday at 05:15:21 PM »
Yeah SN, my Asia trips take me west these days too. Fortunately there's less trips to Asia than the EU. I love Asia but damn the length of those trips kill me!

I'm definitely a football fan - mainly the premiership and la liga in Spain. But pay attention to the bundesliga too and look at the tables for all the countries.

Agreed too - food and drink and good friends are great and climbing is mostly where my adult friendships have been forged.

So a couple of pics from tonight. I'm in a small town in the midlands named Ilkley. So here's the local pale ale! And after that it was my first ever hand drawn porter! Both were awesome. Smooth and creamy! And Jeff, a real CAMRA pub!
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by sneoh on Yesterday at 05:05:52 PM »

3) Place the boots in a stuff sack the put them inside the bottom of your sleeping bag.

Stuff sack for the boots are key.  I do not do winter camping but have done the same when we camped late Oct in WV (30f or lower at night easy).  Dirt and muck are less bad than getting your bag wet in the toe box area.
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on Yesterday at 04:08:42 PM »
Jeez, winter camping tip #1

1) Have a sleeping bag rated 20 degrees warmer than coldest expected temp

2) Have a sleeping bag with enough room in the foot box for boots

3) Place the boots in a stuff sack the put them inside the bottom of your sleeping bag.

4) ???

5) Profit!

Seriously, it should be a non-issue IF you keep them in your bag at night with you. Alpinists around the world will do week long trips at high elevation with this trick. Double boots are nice as you can leave the shells outside the sleeping bag, but if you shove your Evo's in a stuff sack and keep them inside the bag at night you should be golden, esp. if you use the hot waterbottle trick...

EDIT: I just noticed this was you Steve... careful asking questions like this around here... you might get a lecture on sport climbing ethics.
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by rbirk on Yesterday at 03:28:02 PM »
I used my Nepal Evo for 6 nights at a lean-to in Katahdin last winter with temps between -20F and 0F that week. I left them each night as is in the lean-to over night. In the mornings they were little frozen and tricky to get the foot in, but it didn't take many minutes for them to warm up. I did use toe warmers every morning which helped.

You could try putting a water bottle with hot water inside them or put them at the bottom of your sleeping bag.
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by sneoh on Yesterday at 03:15:42 PM »
Mark, I follow worldwide football in general, maybe with a bit more emphasis on Euro and UK football.  Chelsea is "new" to me.  I am quite intrigued by them and how strong they have come on.  I used to stop by the UK more when I would fly to Asia going eastbound from Bos.  However, since 2009, the growth of routes to Asia have been westbound so I have been stopping over at Tokyo, HKG, Incheon, etc instead.  I miss the UK though. 

Watching a Championship match at Wembley is on my bucket list.  It must just be NUTS I would imagine.

I am not sure I have ever had a hand drawn pint tho I have ate and drank at English pubs.  Totally into checking it out though.  New quest!
I have made many good, lasting friendships over food and drink.  I happen to think eating and drinking with pleasure together pulls like-minded people closer.
Kind of like climbing!!  I knew I could tie beer to climbing if I BS enough :)
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by neiceclimber on Yesterday at 01:54:31 PM »
It all comes down to how cold it gets, and if you're in a tent or not, but yes generally your boots are going to freeze. The most essential thing to do is try and remove as much moisture as possible before beading down at night.

I did an open bivy in Nepals at -15f, Putting the boots on was a struggle and I couldn't tie them closed for much of the approach. Eventually they warmed up, and somehow my feet escaped frostbite on that one.

What ever you do be careful, a buddy frostbit his toes horribly after a night bivying and then being the first to belay while his boots were still frozen.
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Conditions / Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Last post by Further on Yesterday at 12:43:54 PM »
Did LHMW, Upper Hitchcock and East Face Slabs yesterday; see photo links below.  Had headed into Kinsman earlier in the AM, but really nothing to be had there where, according to my partner, there was climbable ice one week ago (see Southern Whites thread for Kinsman photos).

LHMW
http://postimg.org/image/p85oqjixx/

Upper Hitchcock
http://postimg.org/image/s4spqtorp/

East Face Slabs
http://postimg.org/image/ohcykrgkl/

Elephant's Head Gully
http://postimg.org/image/ms3vcp0v9/
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by DaveR on Yesterday at 10:48:42 AM »
I have not used a double boot since the Solomon Super Mountain 9 came out many years ago!
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by tstorm11 on Yesterday at 10:42:24 AM »
I love my Nepal Evo's and really dont feel like dropping ca$h on a pair of double boots.  Anybody have any tips for winter overnight camping (1 night) with single boots?  Or is it a futile effort and my boots will freeze and I lose my feet to frost bite?   ???
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