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  • Carrying Loads to Nido de Condores

    Posted on September 25th, 2012 Patricia No comments

    Matt got up early and left at around 8:00. It’s really windy … everything is blowing away! I laid down the stove pad and in a second it was gone. Our packs are now about 45-50 pounds. We caught up with Matt, in the afternoon. We melted some snow for water, but the stove isn’t working too well. We heard today that one of the REI climbers from the US died after summating yesterday. He was 34 and a lawyer. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Get Your Ski’s out of the Garage Post 2

    Posted on September 19th, 2011 Patricia No comments

    The Boots

    Would you keep your Gucci’s out in the garage? Storing your boots the right way and in the right place will help keep them looking, fitting and smelling like new. Look at it this way: Your boots probably cost a few bucks more than your best dress shoes. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Get Your Ski’s out of the Garage Post 1

    Posted on September 12th, 2011 Patricia No comments

    Like an igloo, ski equipment is designed for cold weather, not the heat of the summer. If you store your skis in a sauna-like locale, the possibility exists that they will take on a different personality the next time you hit the slopes. Although you may think your skis appear to be indestructible, they certainly are not. In fact, your skis are especially susceptible to heat and other adverse conditions altering performance and longevity. Even though the opportune time to prepare it for summer hibernation is the end of the winter, it is not too late to spend a few minutes properly stowing your gear. Read the rest of this entry »