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Oct
13
comment How to belay on top of a pitch
It's only available in German (I know that you understand it) and I don't have time to write a full-blown answer, but the bergundsteigen journal has an article about the pro's of belaying from your harness instead of from the anchor: bergundsteigen.at/file.php/archiv/2012/3/… Hope it helps somehow.
Oct
5
comment Ration or consume water?
This answer would need some more information to be useful. Things that spring to my mind are "How much water did he have?", "Where did that happen?", "How was the climate when this incident happened?". Even then the answer's endangered to be only anecdotal and possibly cannot be generalized to other people and situations.
Sep
19
comment How to go about a long traverse with just Undercut holds?
+1 for the awesome night bouldering image!
Sep
19
comment How to repair gore-tex boots split?
Could you post a photo of the split?
Sep
11
comment Why do many climbers appear to not trust their belay loops?
The rope isn't really redundant! The core is taking the force while the sheath guarantees a good handling but could not take significant load. You could (more or less) use a rope core without sheath, but not the sheath without the core.
Sep
11
comment How many calories does hiking burn?
Just to be clear about the measurement method: does the app you're talking about rely on GPS, acceleration sensors to count steps, or both?
Sep
11
comment Fine tuning the Warm-up routines at Higher altitude
Looks like we have different notions of the intensity of trekking. I for myself wouldn't put it into the "rapid and/or vigorous movements" group.
Sep
8
comment How do I find north using a watch?
@OlinLathrop That's obviously the approach of someone who is familiar with maths, periodic phenomena, and the concept of phase! ;-)
Sep
8
comment How do I find north using a watch?
No time to write a full-blown answer right now, but look here: wikihow.com/Use-an-Analog-Watch-as-a-Compass
Sep
5
comment How to cross a 25 feet wide Crevasse?
Do I guess it right that you plan to go solo?
Sep
4
comment How to cross a 25 feet wide Crevasse?
I fear that question is a bit broad, as there are many different widths of crevasses from narrow enough to just step or hop across it to a full-grown bergschrund and very different conditions from rock-hard ice to powder snow. Therefore the techniques and equipment can vary widely and a single definite answer might get quite extensive.
Sep
4
comment What does it mean to free a climbing route?
@shimizu Exactly that. You will do anything that you do when you free climb any other route, you are just the first to do it.
Sep
4
comment What can I use an old tent for?
I don't think pitching it somewhere fixed might be a good idea. Tents (especially plastic ones) have a rather limited lifetime concerning (prolonged) exposure to the elements. If you pitch it somewhere and leave it to sun, wind, rain and snow, it will degrade rather fast. In addition, animals might use it as a home and I guess it won't take too long that you don't want to visit it anymore. Then it will be some old plastic crap in the landscape that pollutes nature and bothers other people.
Sep
4
comment Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
The tips themselves aren't bad, although they don't fit the question quite well. Your text basically covers some things to consider to not die out there. The OP planned to more or less live in the forest at low temperatures for a whole winter, so they might require a bit more comfort as "barely slept due to the cold but survived" is not a good option to survive for more than some days.
Aug
7
comment What is a bloquers?
I would guess it's some mechanical rope clamp, like Jumars, a Tibloc, etc. Cf. petzl.com/en/outdoor/ascenders
Aug
6
comment B2 alpine boot brands
Oh nice, looks like they have a close relative living here in southern germany. We call them Wolpertinger
Aug
6
comment B2 alpine boot brands
yeah, you should definitely get some alps, they're great! ;-)
Aug
1
comment How should I pack for a week of backpacking in the rain?
I guess you mean 20 square meters, right? 20 cubic meters is a volume where you could fit a bus into...
Jul
31
comment Technique for lead solo climbing with rope
@ldgorman Of course it is not up to me to decide about this. But I may express my concerns, right?
Jul
31
comment Technique for lead solo climbing with rope
Actually I don't see a way to ask such a question without producing answers that someone else with less experience might take as a howto.