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3/13/08 09:56 am - zenith_sensory - gearing up for an early spring camping trip weekend after next

Bill's itching to look over some cliffs while the trees are still barren.  We love it when it's clear, but it's also pretty cool watching storms sweep down a valley, and after all, we are camping and are well aware of the risk of getting wet. I finished the lime green top that I have posted on the myspace page my journal links too.  I hope to wear that on our hike...it will be warm in all the right places.

I'm thinking of the grocery list just now, any suggestions?

3/5/08 12:54 pm - zenith_sensory - top experiences in mountain climbing

I love hiking and I used to be a decent rock climber in my younger more limber days.  I live in Southwestern Virginia near the Appalachian Trail and I still consider our hikes to be mountain climbing.  My kids love it.  I've had a lot of crayz outdoor experiences and I enjoy writing about them here on LJ and I'm building a decent fan base.  I'll try not to creep you all out, but I'm really into girls, sporty strong girls and I wish I was still of an engage to hook up with that specialsomeone for a raucous good time on top of soe lonely peak where no one would be bothered with our giggles and squeals of delight.

I also canoe, and crochet warm swimwear and cover up...hence the ICON...I made that. 

Be warned>>>> I BRAG ALOT too

2/29/08 02:53 pm - ski_resorts - Gulmarg

Gulmarg, situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, 46 kms from Srinagar Airport . Gulmarg is a mountain shelf which nestles under the protective 4250 metre height and 5 km spread of Mount Apharwat. From here it has a view over the valley of Kashmir to 8126 metre Nanga Parbat and other distant peaks. 6 Ski Lifts, 1520m Max Vertical, 4250m Highest Lift, 2730m Resort Altitude. The 3.5 km long and up to a km wide valley of Gulmarg which is about 3-sq-kms in area stands at an altitude of 2,650 metres. Known as Kashmirs premier upland hill resort, the gentle undulating meadows of Gulmarg are carpeted in a thick layer of snow. The resort has one T-bar lift, three very modern ski-lifts and a chair-lift. The best and longest skiing in Gulmarg is accessed by the Gandola Cable Car Lift, which allows a ski run of 2,213 m. Designed by Poma of France, gondola ascends extends almost to the peak of Apharwat, at an elevation of 3980 metres above sea level, providing lift served access to 1330 vertical metres of vast snow riding terrain. Due to the setting-up of Gandola Cable Car Lift from Gulmarg to Apharwat top, Gulmarg holds a position as one of the highest lift-served ski resorts in the world.

2/22/08 11:49 pm - casa_blanca - Am I too late?

Hi Everyone! I'm new to this community and I'm starting off with a silly question...

Is it too late for a woman at 26 to start getting into mountaineering??! 

I've done quite a bit of hiking and trekking overseas (Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, US) and in the recent couple years I've gotten in my head the idea of summitting a peak! ...but I have no experience in mountaineering at all. I live in BC, Canada, playground of mountaineers/alpinists, but it just seems to me that most people started at an early age. 

Have I missed the boat already? 

1/24/08 10:47 am - skcor_esile - Plastic Mountaineering Boots

I live in Boston and I'm having a hard time finding a store with anything other than Koflach boots. I wear a size 6.5 shoe and I find that the smallest size in Koflach is about a size too big. I'm going up to 21,000ft in Nepal on my next climb so I would like to go plastic. I've rented ill-fitting boots before and suffered through blisters and bloody shins. I'm hoping to find something a little more comfortable. Has anyone found that magical plastic boot for smaller women? Are there any stores in the greater New England area better stocked with plastic boots? Thanks for the help!

1/22/08 05:42 pm - ronkay - Ron Kay's Guide to Zion National Park


The beauty and magic of Zion National Park - Southwest Utah
Experience it!!



12/29/07 02:32 pm - burning_angel_ - Backpacks...

Hi there,

I am new to this community and to the whole idea of mountaineering actually! My partner and I are planning to go trekking in Nepal and Tibet later this year but we cannot find reviews on backpacks.

We have seen the 'Kathmandu' range, 'Mont' and 'Macpac'. I am having trouble finding reviews for these that don't seem to be staged by the advertising company.

Any personal experiences or opinions to share that could help me out?

x-posted to mountaineering

12/28/07 11:54 pm - fairyofthenorth - Norway

I'm new to this group- hello!

Any suggestions for routes in Norway for two frustrated walkers/scramblers/former-climbers?

We are planning to go there again this summer. Last year we had a good time, but felt a bit limited (we both have medical problems that completely stop us from climbing, but the longing is still there! We can manage scrambling, as long as it isn't completely vertical).

All suggestions gratefully received.

12/27/07 10:30 am - hosemedown

Anyone here been to Vietnam?

My husband and I are planning to do a 14-15 cycling tour and don't know anything about the country. Just wanted to talk to someone with experiential insight.

Likewise, even if you haven't been to Vietnam, has anyone here been on a cycling tour? I'm looking at booking with GAP Adventures or Intrepid Travel but really I want to know about logistics--what bike did you bring (hybrid, mountain, touring), what parts/compenents, how hard was it to replace things if you didn't have equipment with you, clothing? Stuff like that.


12/9/07 09:35 am - acadiabaird - Climber in your life? Give Alpinist Mag

Give the gift of Alpinist this year......
as their warehouse just burned to the ground!!


really sad.....
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