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  1. Thread: The FIFTY

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    How'd you get the straps off?

    How'd you get the straps off?
  2. I've had some folks in Marin admit to this. Nice...

    I've had some folks in Marin admit to this. Nice work if you can get it.
  3. Guaranteed. Would be so much simpler (and...

    Guaranteed. Would be so much simpler (and cheaper). Our only cool friends have one and never looked back. Thought that would sway her. It did not.
  4. What does platform mean? Better shocks for...

    What does platform mean? Better shocks for offroading on the 4Runner?


    We need interior space and won't be offroading much. Not towing anything. We need a glorified minivan. (I would just get a...
  5. Sorry for drift. What's the difference between...

    Sorry for drift. What's the difference between the 4Runner and the Highlander? 4Runner a little bit bigger?
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    In the omni menu, it should read Comfort, with an...

    In the omni menu, it should read Comfort, with an m, not Confort with an n. Same for the click-through.
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    If this is a financial decision, don't. You're...

    If this is a financial decision, don't. You're looking to put a lot of commuter miles on an expensive car. Unwise.
    If you're not worried about the money, do.
    IOW, how frankly pretty concerned about...
  8. +1 to The it’s not about you. Also, ditch the...

    +1 to The it’s not about you.
    Also, ditch the road bike and start running. Way more efficient use of time and better sport specificity if you want to tour. One hour run in your condition will be a...
  9. Ha! It's not a mall, it's the curated alpine...

    Ha! It's not a mall, it's the curated alpine vacation experience.
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    After running out of daylight a few days before,...

    After running out of daylight a few days before, I returned nursing a cold, and with shorter windows to tick off something due to family obligations. I thought I might sneak around to the Col dala...
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    The east face of the Sassongher. 278096 The...

    The east face of the Sassongher.
    278096

    The amphitheater above the Lech de Ciampei, from right to left:
    (Col dala Sonne summit at the top of the first photo)
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    The Forcella de...
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    Puez-Geisler/Odle, Almost-a-Trip Report

    I'd been wanting to explore the park north of Colfosco in Alta Badia, Süd Tirol Dolomites for a few years. Two years ago there wasn't any snow. Last year, there was so much snow the avalanche...
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    Great photos. Glad it worked.

    Great photos. Glad it worked.
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    Remove the buckle closest to the toe? To save...

    Remove the buckle closest to the toe? To save weight?
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    The cool thing about a lot of these areas is,...

    The cool thing about a lot of these areas is, depending on fitness and willingness to push, you can customize them to cover more linear ground in a day, less linear ground but more vertical, or just...
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    No, but interested. Was really bad to start....

    No, but interested. Was really bad to start. Getting better with no mods.


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    Where is the parking lot in this photo? At the...

    Where is the parking lot in this photo? At the lower, right end of the yellow line?
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    Will be interested to see what you think is...

    Will be interested to see what you think is perfect. I know you've already mentioned 95 underfoot.
    Were you able to recharge at night? I have always wanted to do a traverse but have worried about...
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    One of my favorite write-ups on the forums....

    One of my favorite write-ups on the forums. Fantastic.
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    Have no experience with t-nuts from McMaster but...

    Have no experience with t-nuts from McMaster but can vouch for their stuff generally.
    https://www.mcmaster.com/tee-nuts
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    So jealous. Stoked you tacked this on to BBIE. ...

    So jealous. Stoked you tacked this on to BBIE.


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    Great tip. Thanks.

    Great tip. Thanks.
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    Skied ATKs every day for two weeks and am a...

    Skied ATKs every day for two weeks and am a convert. Really like the low lifter which covers the pins. No need to rotate the heels. Also never locked the toes and never released on the up in varied...
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    I’ve been using a Mammut El Cap and it’s better...

    I’ve been using a Mammut El Cap and it’s better than expected on the up. Breathes well and handles goggles on the brim ok.


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    Any camping or hotels nearby? I’ll need to park a...

    Any camping or hotels nearby? I’ll need to park a UHaul for the night in June.
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    Fantastic. May DM you for more beta. Thanks for...

    Fantastic. May DM you for more beta. Thanks for posting.
  27. Just had an excellent experience with Black...

    Just had an excellent experience with Black Diamond replacing a headlamp. Was told it would take a while, and it did. But they were excellent about it.
  28. Thread: The FIFTY

    by hafjell
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    Yeah, can't handle that any more. Getting older...

    Yeah, can't handle that any more. Getting older and my tolerance for bad roads is decreasing. Would stay in Calgary or drive until it got too much and then would try to find a motel. Area sounds...
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    Just back from Italy and these are everywhere....

    Just back from Italy and these are everywhere. Function looks good for folks with RX glasses underneath, otherwise you better be piloting an x-wing fighter flying next to L. Skywalker.
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    Hey, Jackstraw, he gave us full day kindergarten ...

    Hey, Jackstraw, he gave us full day kindergarten


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  31. Poll: Thanks for posting this. Very good to read real...

    Thanks for posting this. Very good to read real world experience.
    My question stems from, “Stuff strapped to the outside of his backpack, such as his ice ax, were ripped off. This reinforced how...
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    Beautiful sunrise here in the Süd Tirol but very...

    Beautiful sunrise here in the Süd Tirol but very warm. Approaching 50 F today and tomorrow. Have fun today and stay safe in CH.


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  33. So sorry, Chup. Just terrible. Condolences and...

    So sorry, Chup. Just terrible. Condolences and prayers for the healing of all of his loved ones.


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    Yes. Wengen is a gem. Mürren very pretty too but...

    Yes. Wengen is a gem. Mürren very pretty too but the skiing on the Schilthorn won’t be fun for beginners slash whatever you call your friends. Stay in Wengen or Grindelwald and make the day trip over...
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    Rossy, bless. Sent from my iPhone using TGR...

    Rossy, bless.


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    Fantastic. Drink some water, eat and get some...

    Fantastic. Drink some water, eat and get some sleep.
  37. Poll: I sympathize with both sides. I can’t relax on...

    I sympathize with both sides. I can’t relax on longer tours in soft shells unless the forecast is bomber high pressure. I’m always worried about rain or really wet snow. But in stable weather and...
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    Low tide in the Dolomites. Lots of skiing still...

    Low tide in the Dolomites. Lots of skiing still to be had here but you will have more snow and options on the north side. Really hoping you guys do the first two days of the Urner.


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    Maybe just keep the ORs and put a touchscreen...

    Maybe just keep the ORs and put a touchscreen patch on the right thumb. Would be a <$10 fix.
    Kincos make a non gauntlet full leather spring glove that is daf. Maybe not warm enough.
    Just saw a pair...
  40. Poll: Strafe Cham2 pants. Sent from my iPhone...

    Strafe Cham2 pants.


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    Good advice. Must’ve been lucky or reserved the...

    Good advice. Must’ve been lucky or reserved the ski bag and forgot that I did so.
    Just flew LH Bos > MUC for the most hassle free trip of my life. I stand by direct to Europe as the gold standard...
  42. +1,000

    +1,000
  43. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Interesting. Are you sure they can hide the...

    Interesting. Are you sure they can hide the scheduled maintenance from serious buyers? You likely no more than I, but my understanding of the biz is that it’s connected and aware of what others are...
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    You should be fine. Is your ski bag less than 50...

    You should be fine. Is your ski bag less than 50 pounds packed? Also, I’ve never delivered my ski bag 24 hours early. I do get to the airport 3 hours ahead of departures and the check in folks are...
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    Make sure your connecting flight is on time if...

    Make sure your connecting flight is on time if you purchase the super saver. They usually are good for a single train only. Don’t be late.
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    Or if you buy it online they should send you a...

    Or if you buy it online they should send you a digital ticket which will scan. The email should scan no problem but I always send the pdf to iBooks as a backup.


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    Toes only. I got spooked by the heels and now ski...

    Toes only. I got spooked by the heels and now ski with AT toes only and no heels. If the heels aren’t mounted, they can’t fail. I did mount the stomp pad to keep corporate and the mags happy.
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    Same for the G3 Zed toes. I skin unlocked and...

    Same for the G3 Zed toes. I skin unlocked and have only popped out once in an understandable situation/terrain.
    You guys probably know this, but be careful skinning locked in avalanche terrain.
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    Full time dreamer. Sent from my iPhone...

    Full time dreamer.


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  50. Thread: Cornice Photos

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    ^ Look how far back the one in the bottom photo...

    ^
    Look how far back the one in the bottom photo broke.
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