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


Jan
23
comment Are there Latex Free climbing tapes
@Jean I believe this is a good option. Their description of the product as being cloth without discussing any plastic, waxy, or slippery coating makes me think it would be ideal for gymnastics and climbing.
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Strengthening exercises for a backpacking trip?
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Am I allowed to swim in the Austrian Alps lakes?
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is playing musical instruments like Harp/Harmonica, Flute unsafe during backpacking trips?
Jan
17
accepted Sandpapering Finger Tips
Jan
17
comment Belly flopping top outs
If you are at all concerned about the height of a top-out while bouldering, or feel you are not in the best position to stay on the rock, belly-flopping the top-out will give you a LOT of friction to keep you on the rock. Safety is important.
Jan
17
comment How to carry dslr camera when rock-climbing
@DudeOnRock I am still interested in seeing this question answered. The only solutions I've come up with so far are: take a point-and-shoot instead of a DSLR, and bring a big, fuck-all camera backpack with all your gear. I wish there were a tiny, minimal, well-padded backpack for DSLRs.
Jan
15
asked Sandpapering Finger Tips
Jan
14
comment Is it realistic to teach yourself rock climbing?
I am an avid rock climber and have a couple thoughts. First, you will need to climb with a partner so you might as well find some experienced people to climb with. Second, I've met two kinds of climbers: those who does everything they can do to stay safe, and the reckless. Guess who gets seriously injured more often.
Jan
13
comment Abandoning a multi pitch climb
@Liam When first learning to multi-pitch climb, it is very important to: climb with more experienced people, read books on the subject, and take a training licensed course (which you can find a places like universities, the Sierra Club, and REI).
Jan
13
comment How to get started skiing?
@nibot Assuming you mean downhill skiing, you need: water proof (Gortex) pants, warm gloves, and a warm coat. Rent your skis, boots, and poles until you know more about skiing. (Wool socks would be a plus.) Strategy: do NOT learn the "pizza and french fries" method, just learn to carve (turn regularly to slow your speed).
Jan
10
reviewed Reviewed Plastic or fiberglass for a kayak?
Jan
10
revised Plastic or fiberglass for a kayak?
tried my best to fix the grammar
Jan
10
reviewed Close What mountain is it?
Jan
10
reviewed Close A Hat or a Cap?
Jan
9
comment Do you need to purify all mountain water sources
@Liam I think mountain water is pretty safe. In California, we are careful that there aren't any cattle ranches up stream. But other than that, mountain water is pretty safe for backpackers. (My wife is a doctor and wants me to remind you how easy it is to purify your water anyway.)
Jan
6
comment How do I prevent rocks or sand from getting in my boots?
Interestingly, I don't have this problem and I hike a lot. I wear serious, heavy-duty, thick-soled backpacking books, laced up the ankle. And I wear thick wool socks.
Jan
2
comment Flashlight or headlamp for night hiking?
I prefer headlamps a great deal. I need my hands to do things.
Dec
25
revised What shoes to wear while climbing monolithic granite rocks?
grammar edit
Dec
25
reviewed Close What should I do about a reviewer who leaks final coordinates?