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I'm a physicist modeling air pollution and global warming.
I'm passionate about software and the environment.


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revised What is the fastest style of sled?
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Jan
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comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
Use a hangboard/fingerboard. Do a 20-minute exercise twice a week. Be consistent. Don't climb the day after a real 20-minute handboard routine (to exhaustion).
Jan
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comment What is the fastest style of sled?
My concern in accepting your answer is two-fold: (1) Wouldn't all sleds be faster if you wax them down? and (2) I thought these sleds were only fast on really hard-packed snow, but were kind of useless on deep, fluffy snow?
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answered What is the fastest style of sled?
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29
comment Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
@Mr.Wizard I have always wondered: Is it possible to make the above crack glove without pulling out a ton of hair? I'm a dude, and the hair on my wrists and hands is thick. I've never made a crack glove because I figured it would tare out a TON of hair to take on off. Yes/no?
Jan
29
reviewed Reviewed Dome tents vs popup tents, are there any inherent pros or cons besides price and ease?
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Jan
28
comment What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
@DonBranson I almost forgot that. I added it to my post. That is important information.
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revised What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
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comment What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
@DonBranson Exactly. And good for you. Please notice what I said about 2000 pages. And the book is dense, too. I am also taking some CPR and wilderness first-aid classes at my local REI this month. If you live by a University, they frequently have the same classes. Stay safe.
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answered What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
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Jan
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comment What is the fastest style of sled?
Well, technically you are totally correct. Though I feel like that means I need to edit my question some how.
Jan
28
comment How to avoid pendulum descent when belaying?
It sounds like your belayer was going to fast at the start. If you are on overhung, it helps to have some time for the climber to lower their body in a controlled manner into the open space below them. If you are not on overhung, this should never happen, as long as the climber can slowly walk their legs down the wall.
Jan
28
comment Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
This would be a GREAT list to have handy. I bet if you made this list and did enough research it would make a popular book or website. I'm afraid the best I can offer is mountainproject.com You should be able to do your search for most countries there. But you will have to do it country-by-country.
Jan
28
reviewed No Action Needed How can I find manuals for old Kelty equipment?
Jan
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revised What is the fastest style of sled?
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Jan
27
revised How do I mount a hangboard in an apartment?
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