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Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby Spatula » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:34 pm

I am fairly new to ForTEENers.com. Has anybody done Qandery mountain since around Christmas?

I was wondering if 2wd is good right now. How much extra miles?

I would appreciate gear advice too. Will chucks work for footwear now you think? I prefer chucks in dry conditions.

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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby mts4602 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:02 pm

:-k

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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:25 pm

Hmm, new spelling.

You might find this useful:
http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=13271&cpgm=tripmain&ski=Include

But! There's a lot more snow falling right now, so it will change.

I went through lots of pairs of Chucks back in my younger days, but I've never tried hiking in them. Boots would be a good idea, probably with gaiters and some kind of traction aid.
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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby seano732 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:28 pm

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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby jdorje » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:33 pm

Speaking of trolls...

You know who else wanted to invade high mountainous regions with little knowledge of the difficulties involved, but got some good advice to stick to the flatlands instead?
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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby seano732 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:36 pm

jdorje wrote:Speaking of trolls...

You know who else wanted to invade high mountainous regions with little knowledge of the difficulties involved, but got some good advice to stick to the flatlands instead?


TGC???
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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby jdorje » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:35 pm

Dude. Don't insult the great camillo....it WILL come back to haunt you on the mountain.

But no. I meant Hitler, of course.
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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby seano732 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:22 pm

jdorje wrote:Dude. Don't insult the great camillo....it WILL come back to haunt you on the mountain.

But no. I meant Hitler, of course.



Of course. Or Hannibal. The dude on elephants, not the liver with chianti psycho. Peace. 8)
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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby SilverLynx » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:12 am

Have you thought about going to see a movie this weekend? Silver Linings Playbook is good...
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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby pvnisher » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:03 am

A thorough SnoSeal job on the Chucks will make them Qandery-worthy.

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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby mrburns » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:33 am

I think Chucks are overkill for Winter mountaineering in the lower 48. For Quandary Mountain Peak I would just wear some Chacos. Maybe after a couple of days acclimating at Advanced Base Camp you could switch over to trail runners, but Chucks? Way too much boot for CO 14ers.
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Re: Qandery Mountain Conditions?

Postby colokeith » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:00 pm

mrburns wrote:I think Chucks are overkill for Winter mountaineering in the lower 48. For Quandary Mountain Peak I would just wear some Chacos. Maybe after a couple of days acclimating at Advanced Base Camp you could switch over to trail runners, but Chucks? Way too much boot for CO 14ers.


I think the best footwear for winter climbing in colorado is vibram five fingers with expedition weight wool socks.


* Warm feet with the wool socks
* You can use your toes to control speed in standing glissade
* easy transition from ice to rock in mixed climbing conditions
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