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Apr
2
comment Cleaning the sipper pipe of a hydration pack
What's wrong with the cotton-wire solution?
Apr
1
comment Climbing gear: can the energy absorbers of a lanyard for via ferratas be used only once?
In normal climbing the fall energy is nearly exclusively absorbed by the rope and technically falls cannot exceed a factor 2 fall and the force on the anchor is limited by the rope. In this setup the reusable absorber is thought to reduce the peak impact acting on a delicate anchor by taking a small portion of the energy. If the absorber maxes out, the rest can be taken by the rope. In via ferrata fall factors can be much higher and the whole energy has to be taken by the absorber. If the absorber maxes out here, the remaining energy directly hits the body and can cause serious injury.
Apr
1
comment Climbing gear: can the energy absorbers of a lanyard for via ferratas be used only once?
Good answer, but according to the website the reusable absorber is intended to be used in the safety chain of normal climbing protection to prevent overloading delicate anchors. I'm not sure if it is suitable for via ferrata use as well.
Mar
5
comment Most efficient training before alpine hiking/climbing?
True, but I was seeing this primarily from a cardiovascular point of view and not so much from the strength training perspective.
Mar
3
comment Stronger bond between GoPro mount and helmet?
You might want to concern that making the bond stronger might not be what you want. The camera on its mount is a thing sticking away from your head that makes a nice but hazardous lever to act on your head in case of a fall. There are already voices that suspect that helmet mounted cameras could lead to an increased injure rate for that reason. So having the connection between helmet and camera as the weakest breaking point in the system might be in your favour to protect your neck from damage.
Feb
21
comment Extra strong sunglasses for sensitive eyes
@ShemSeger Just for the record: I made up my mind and retracted my close vote.
Feb
20
comment Extra strong sunglasses for sensitive eyes
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the OP states that this is not related specifically to outdoor activities.
Feb
19
comment Why train at less than max intensity? Especially if not training often
Maybe this question is better placed at fitness.SX, isn't it?
Feb
13
comment What are the measurements on this slope angle tool?
Could you be a bit more precise about "what the mm gap is between each of the markers on this tool"? I'm sure I could figure out the math, however, I don't understand from your question, what I'm supposed to figure out ;-)
Jan
19
comment V-threads (Abalakov): How many holes are too many?
@Felix: this question was already asked and answered: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/5654/2410
Jan
19
comment Beginner or intermediate skis for a first pair to buy?
This question is close to what we call a "shopping question". Such are normally closed because they tend to get outdated rather quickly. However, in your case it looks quite easy to rephrase it such that it doesn't refer to a special product any more but asks the more general question what type of ski to buy in your situation. Maybe you might want to edit it that way?
Jan
11
comment Acclimatization strategies
"It's certainly possible that an elite modern climber could progress straight up" Yes they can, see skyrunning.at/en/content/mt-everest or nytimes.com/2012/10/14/sports/…
Jan
9
comment 1000 names for snow
@Venture2099 Agreed! Nontheless, a nice community wiki collection (to me this is one of the really rare cases where a community wiki would make sense) of the different names would be some nice feature.
Jan
8
comment Why don't people in the UK use snowshoes?
@Aravona They work on both. The only snow that is kind of ugly to ski is wet slushy snow as one might experience it on warm days or on sunny afternoons. This is the reason, why ski-tourers tend to start early ;-)
Jan
7
comment Quality/robustness of avalanche shovels
As I know that you are able to understand German, this one might be helpful: bergundsteigen.at/file.php/archiv/2008/4/print/… I will compile an answer based on it tomorrow as I will have more time then.
Jan
7
comment Quality/robustness of avalanche shovels
@mattnz sounds a bit like swapping drinks if you fear that the other one has poisoned yours ;-)
Dec
19
comment Belay with a broken arm
"Hull's second best climber" (emphasis by me)? Then Hull's best climber must be you, right? ;-)
Dec
19
comment Is there a recommended safety standard for crampons?
Maybe as a side note: I have never read that crampons must meet any standard to be allowed to be sold. Climbing safety equipment (biners, ropes, etc.) may only be sold in the EU if they have the corresponding EN standard certification and have to be marked if they look like real climbing equipment but aren't certified. I did never hear such about crampons, so it may be allowed to sell them in the EU even without certification.
Dec
18
comment What could be a long and scenic two days backcountry ski tour in Switzerland, bivying on the snow?
As far as I'm concerned, you cannot delete it, it can only be closed.
Dec
16
comment Is it a bad idea to dry clothes by the fire?
@LS OK, let's restrict it a bit: the rock will not explode just from putting typical undies on it" (corrected typo as well ;-) Of course I cannot say for sure if this is true for Jason's steel undies as well.