February 2, 2013
Hi, I like walking long distances and elevation. In June 2012 I summitted Denali solo. My longest backpacking trip was a circuit hike of Mt. Annapurna in Nepal.
Longest mileage in a day with backpack was 26 miles of a 40 mile 2 day trip. Coldest night was in the Adirondacks and Aconcagua in Argentina. I don't have the official temperatures but it must have been atleast 10 below zero.
Sad to say but most recent was summitting Denali in June 2012. I need to get out more. Unfortunately work gets in the way. I went solo but met a few Japanese at base camp. I ended staying with them most of the way except at the higher camps from where I went solo. The weather ultimately cooperated.
I use a 20 degree oversize down bag (blue Kazoo). I also used a down pants from Western mountaineering and an EMS down jacket when sleeping. My backpack is a 50L pack. My tent is either a rain pancho or a tarp in combination with a bug bivvy.
I had modified my down gear when I climbed Denali. I am planning on further customizing every aspect of my clothing and gear and test them out on higher and colder mountains. I need the knowledge and support of experienced do it yourself kind of tinkerers. My friend is an UL guy who is doing the entire PCT trail (2650 miles) starting April 18th. I will be designing gear for him and supporting him by backpacking sections with him
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How do you do that all in one day? Aren't they different trail heads? Is there a map or details out there to read? I am really interested. Is it definitely Sunday?
How do these peak hikes work? Are they in one day? It says you are scheduled for sunday
Hi, Swamy, Lubos' travel presentation originally scheduled for 11/26/10 has been postponed to much later date as he requested due to his schedule conflict. Please inform your members of this cancellation until further notice - http://www.meetup.com/hiking-162/cale... . Thank you! Elise (Organizer) -
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Hi, how do you reply to a message?? All I could find is this greeting... anyway, we should talk about Aconcagua..... I'm planning to go to Patagonia in January. Sometimes I want to go back to Ojos del Salado, the 2nd highest with NO people and much cheaper and more remote. I got close to the top last March. But I really want to go way SOUTH. I'm in Seattle right now. Leaving for Mt Rainier on Monday. I could still consider Aconcagua...
I am camping in PA next weekend, so unfortunately won't be able to join you. If you decide to do it the weekend after, I'm free.
Hi Swami, I just met Jayne yesterday who told me about your extreme hikes. Would be very interested in joining you next time you go. Are there any planned any time soon?
Oh. We are considering a hike, down into the Grand Canyon and back up in one day, this year. Anyone back there interested in coming out?
I sent you a friend request and yes I have posted pictures of the Utah trip there.