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First, see my comment above. Get some professional instruction. Seriously. To answer your points directly: Build a snow anchor, then transfer the load to your anchor. Holding your partner's weight for the entire duration of a self rescue would be a bad idea. Building an anchor is independent of what your partner is doing. Always build an anchor. On ...


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The snow melts some days (or most days) in the late season. If it refreezes at night, it will be icy in the morning, making icy or rough skiing. When the slow gets slushy in the afternoon, you will get much wetter than in the cold weather. The skiing will be a little slower, too, and you may be surprised by hidden rocks since your skis are digging in deeper ...


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Adding to what others have said: First and foremost: make sure you get your boots fitted properly by a professional boot fitter. A proper snug fit will allow blood flow around the foot keeping them warm. Often cold feet are a sign of problems elsewhere. Once your body/core cools it pulls blood/heat in from the extremities. So layer up and it might just ...


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What you are looking for is a walkie-talkie / two-way radio / private mobile radio with voice control. Normally, to communicate with a walkie-talkie, you need to press a transmit button. Some models, however, have voice-control: they will automatically start transmitting based on voice input. My friend and I used the Midland G7 XTR, that includes this ...


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I bought some scarpa maestrale rs in a size 32. Although scarpa list them in this size, they only make them if there are orders. I preordered mine from 3 different UK retailers in Feb 2012, and only one retailer managed to successfully get them into stock by october 2012. They are fantastic boots, and the only ones that come in this size so make sure you get ...


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The only retail folding skis are from Mountain Approach, and they are touring skis with skins permanently attached, so are more of a snowshoe than a ski, and only really for going uphill in the back country (you fold them up when you summit and then snowboard down). As for short cross-country skis, there was a fad in the mid-late 90s when 145cm skis became ...



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