[pct-l] Ice Axe and Crampons

Tim Nye tnye at gmklaw.com
Fri Apr 3 19:12:30 CDT 2009


I'm also on the trail this year, but departure delayed by overtraining - I'm
in a knee brace.  I was up at Trail Fest in Portland last week; I came away
with the conclusion that an ice axe probably is not required, especially if
you can't use it instinctively and have it off your pack, which apparently
rarely happens unless your using it to chop a foot hold.

I was really impressed with the panel on the Sierra.  I don't want to speak
for him, but Steeleye stated that he relies on his poles.  That combined
with the low snow totals pretty much convinced me to take in-step crampons
and that's it.  Incidentally, did I mention that I was impressed with the

-----Original Message-----
From: pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of ruckman1968 at aol.com
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 3:11 PM
To: pct-l at backcountry.net
Subject: [pct-l] Ice Axe and Crampons

Ice Axe and Crampons

i'm thru hiking the PCT this year and wanted to ask if anyone had "loaners".
please let me know if you or other hikers you know arent using theirs this
year and wouldnt mind loaning them out. i'm willing to arrange for
compensation/collateral if there is a need for this. any help is very
appreciated. give me your ideas on this. thank you. 

ruckman1968 at aol.com
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