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Mar
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comment How can I survive multiple days in cold environment?
If you're touring then you've got a shovel, right? Learn how to make a Snow Cave into the side of a mountain. youtube.com/watch?v=XOJQPz1s-1c
Mar
7
comment First ascents by Edward Whymper
How do I know this? I live 44 km from both mountains :-)
Mar
7
answered First ascents by Edward Whymper
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Nov
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comment How to detect a crevasse on a glacier
+1 for suggesting the use of a probe.
Sep
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Jul
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Jul
16
reviewed Reopen What are the Pros and Cons of Trekking Solo?
Jul
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comment How to get a top-mount cooking burner for 20 lb propane tank?
What happens when the tank falls over and its weight is enough to bend your top-mounted stove? Bad idea.
Jun
17
answered How long is an activated charcoal filter good for after initial use?
Jun
17
comment How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
Exactly. If you set it up right it shouldn't blow through much, but I always find it a bit drafty, and certainly doesn't retain heat as much. On the plus side, no condensation :-)
Jun
16
answered What Canadian national/provincial/territorial parks permit random backcountry camping, if any?
Jun
16
answered How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
Jun
16
comment Do I need to hang a bear cache?
In the Canadian rockies most people use bags and suspend them, any formal back-country site in a Canadian Park will have equipment to suspend them, but I usually have a rope and beener just in case. That canister would be a real pain in a backpack.
Jun
16
answered Thunderstorms in the Canadian Rockies in September?
Jun
16
comment If a national park trail with its campsites has been decommisioned, can I still hike and camp there?
BTW, I have a friend who's done the divide trail from near Waterton National Park up to Lake Louise or so. PM me if you have any questions.
Jun
16
comment If a national park trail with its campsites has been decommisioned, can I still hike and camp there?
Two implications: 1) fallen trees that won't have been cleared will be a bit of a pain 2) if there were bridges they may have been washed out in last June's flood and not restored, I strongly suggest you look into that.
Jun
16
answered Is there a Canadian equivalent to Forestry Rangers
May
22
comment Warmest and lightest solution for torso
I'll second down. Patagonia's nano-puff and their down sweater (it's a jacket but it probably weighs less than any sweater you own) are extremely light and pack down nicely, and the perfect layer for keeping warmth in at the end of a hike, top of a summit or when it's just cold. I live in mine 9 months of the year, plus camping in the summer.