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How do I know what size ice axe I should get?

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What are the pros and cons of ice axe leashes?

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Is it possible to sleep at an altitude more than 500m above last night?

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Use of high altitude (8000 M) boots at lower altitudes (6500 M)

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Traversing a knife edge ridge

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Risk of permanent damage from high to extreme (6000m) ascents

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Mountain weather archive

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Making a (retrievable) base in soft snow using a pair of ice-axes

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Retrieve ice-screw after descending

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Himalayan mountaineering - pre-monsoon vs post-monsoon

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How do you distinguish mild altitude sickness from mere exhaustion?

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How come there's a camp in the "Death Zone" on Mount Everest's north route?

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Why do Everest climbers go up, down and up again, instead of acclimatizing by simply staying in a camp longer?

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Are there any handy gadgets to increase visibility range in whiteout conditions?

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