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ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE CILOGEAR WORKSACKS

on a recent trip i forgot to change over the heel bails on my crampons and found the straps too short for my double boots. no problem, i got the extra length by threading in 2 of the simple straps off my Cilogear worksack. true, any pack could have provided this, but from a Cilogear [...]

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THE FRANKEN-STOVE Mk I: COLD WALL COOKING

>>>this information violates just about every warning issued by stove manufacturers, tent manufacturers and compressed gas manufacturers. we know that. we also feel that if you have the wherewithal to climb hard, cold routes you also have the wherewithal to manage other dangers. proceed at your own risk<<< there isnt really a cold-specific stove out [...]

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Mt ASURA, FIRST ASCENT, GANGGA RANGE: CILOGEAR AND ALPINIST

post here from our friends at Cilogear https://www.facebook.com/CiloGear and the newswire article at Alpinist http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web15y/newswire-first-ascent-asura-peak-gangga-range

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POWERWOOL, PRIMALOFT GOLD DOWN & ALPHA: CLOTHING FOR TIBET

autumn in Tibet is like autumn anywhere – rapidly cooling, some moisture still in the air and oscillating winds both cold and neutral. only in Tibet it’s all exaggerated. the winds are colder, the sun is stronger, the difference between sun and shade is huge and the cold fronts huge. this means clothing needs to [...]

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GRIVEL SIGMA K8G ‘BINERS

the new Grivel double-gate biners have been available for about a year now. the idea goes back a while, with a few esoteric companies producing similar concepts, but its taken grivel – who are still secondary players in the biner world – to make it really happen. Grivel have their own slice of the climbing [...]

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PREPARATION: PRE-EXPEDITION TRIPS – WHY BOTHER?

somewhere up a huge granite face, a long way from home, with no topo to point the way, in the cold, is NOT the place to find out how your stove works. or your bivy bag. or your aiders. or your tent. or your partner. likewise, a day at a crag or a night in [...]

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POWER WOOL: SOPHISTICATED SOLUTIONS

power wool is soon to have it’s big release for fall-winter, so it’s a good time to get some real-world beta out there along side the endless press releases and showroom fondling from the trade show circuit. having used the stuff over almost a year and taken it from baking granite walls to nasty tibetan [...]

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NEW MT MIZUGAKI GUIDE BOOK

Japan’s not the easiest place to find the climbing in. theres hundreds of places but aside from a core few most are quiet and off the grid. Unlike other destinations with hard climbing histories, many of Japan’s serious routes in the 5.13 – 5.14 range are surprisingly obscure. Even the Japanese complain about the lack [...]

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CHIMPANZEE BARS ARE HERE

www.chimpanzeebar.com/# finally Chimpanzee bars have arrived. in the world of energy bars its hard to stand out, with most bars following the McClif Bar model and just rehashing the same old stuff. but Chimpanze bars take a different approach, producing a less tiresome, more multiday friendly nutrition source. not all that sweet, with a high [...]

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THE CULT OF CILO GEAR IN JAPAN

after years of trying lots of packs weve settled on Cilo gear. others have worked well, but Cilo’s packs have simply worked the best, and a recent trip to the US solidified a relationship so Teton Bros can make them more available in Japan for climbers and skiers. iceclimbingjapan amongst others is part of getting [...]

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