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пик Асура: ASURA PEAK REPORT IN RUSSIAN

СОВЕРШЕНО ПЕРВОЕ В ИСТОРИИ ВОСХОЖДЕНИЕ НА БЕЗЫМЯННУЮ ВЕРШИНУ ВЫСОТОЙ 5207 МЕТРОВ В СЫЧУАНЕ (КИТАЙ) we have no idea what this actually says – presumably a translation of the Alpinist site – nor if Yamagishi and paul know if there photos are being used, but its kinda cool – tho its not quite correct Paul & [...]

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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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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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THANKYOU HYALITE & BOZEMAN

crossing the pacific for the first time, our first foray into the north american ice climbing scene was a blast. representing teton bros. and polartec, iceclimbingjapan touched base with the soul of american ice climbing at the bozeman ice festival. downtown Bozeman, Montana: where heel spurs, shotguns, baggy pants and ice climbers gather peacefully where [...]

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GANGGA VII TRIP ON SUPERTOPO

for another version of the Gangga VII tale…. http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Gangga-VII-2014-China-Sichuan-Tibet-quite-long-crap-photos/t12610n.html

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POLARTEC POWER WOOL: TALES FROM THE TESTING

still a way from its full release, Polartec has OKed comments from the testing process to ferment interest in another of its game-changing innovations. expedition use is what matters: weeks of constant use, minimal maintenance, just a squirt of dish liquid to clean it and an hour in the sun to dry – true expedition [...]

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DYNAFIT DAYMAKER HELMET+LIGHTING SYSTEM

a few months ago, after playing with this at a tradeshow, the thought was WOW! now, after using on expedition, the thought is %&$#@+ WOW! its a gear off!! two impressive helmets in an impressive place. the Dynafit Daymaker at 5320m on Gangga VII perhaps because of the serious price tag Dynafit’s Daymaker ‘head system’ [...]

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NEOSHELL EXPED BIVY BAG

the neoshell exped bivy bag: putting evolution into the technology, not the bling new places generate new ideas. bivy bags have stalled a bit with designs for alpine use, getting more complex and tent-like rather than lighter simpler. but what hasnt stalled is Neoshell and its constant evolution as polartec develops more and more variants [...]

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2015 CHINA EXPEDITIONS

interest for the 2015 China expedition season is already pouring in, with several objectives lined up as things take shape. the right questions are being asked at the right time – with 9 months to confirm and put the wheels of preparation into motion – so a distilled version is offered here. unclimbed +/-5500m peaks. [...]

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LIGHTER, FASTER: THE POWERWOOL / NEOSHELL SYMBIOSIS

its usually hard to get excited about ‘new’ developments in clothing, most being just marginal variations on accepted themes. the leaps are usually pretty minor in both function and weight savings. but every now and then a leap occurs. it takes technology and elegance of design to fuse for it to happen, and when it [...]

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