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Self employed C# programmer with a fair amount of SQL & Web experience


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
3
comment How to take care of steel crampons?
The guides I talk to seem to be divided over the matter, although now I come to Google for it, I can't find anything online :)
Mar
1
comment How to take care of steel crampons?
I think professional opinion is still divided over whether it's a good idea to sharpen crampons v buying a new set. One thing everyone agrees on though, is you should never ever use a motorized grinder to sharpen them, because if you heat the metal, it will make it softer increase the chance of failure.
Nov
11
awarded  Teacher
Sep
10
answered Do I need to break in double plastic mountaineering boots?
Sep
10
comment A little bit of acclimatisation or no acclimatisation at all?
I would not recommend attempting it without any acclimatisation whatsoever, at best you will make it much harder on yourself, at worst you will have terrible headache and ruin your experience. I do option 1 when I am climbing in the Alps.
Sep
10
comment What are some proven methods of training for week long backpacking trips in high altitude?
Highly doubtful you should be self-proscribing diamox for a 14k peak. If you have already given your body sufficient opportunity to acclimatise and you have severe altitude sickness during the climb, then you should descend or at least give yourself a day's rest without further exertion.
Sep
10
answered Trekking poles on planes
Sep
10
answered Clarification need on layering principle for head in wet/rainy conditions
Sep
10
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