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Ultimate avalanche shovel – Review Voile Telepro Avalanche Shovel

  If you want the ultimate backcountry avalanche shovel, the Voile Telepro is it. Aaron used this shovel in Antarctica during his record-breaking 81-day solo expedition to the South Pole. Aaron talks about the pluses and minuses of this shovel, why you might want it, and where to get it. You can toss it in your backpack and be prepared for almost any snow event. This is the shovel he uses on Denali. Whether you’re skiing, backpacking, or shoe showing, this is a much better choice than plastic shovels. This is especially useful for avalanche preparedness It weighs 1lb 14oz
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Categories: climbing and Reviews.

What’s the BEST Glacier Ice Axe? Black Diamond Raven Pro Review

Aaron’s favorite glacier ice axe is the Black Diamond Raven Pro. It’s incredibly light and versatile. The head is made out of stainless so it never rusts and it blows most other axes away in terms of lightness and toughness. Aaron has used it on Denali, Elbrus, in the Rockies and in the Sierras to save his life. Link to the Black Diamond Raven Pro on Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2Yef00z Link to the Black Diamond Venom on Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2OhJRVm Aaron Linsdau is a bestselling #1 author on Amazon.com: Links to Antarctic Tears by Aaron Linsdau, Amazon.com #1 June 2015: Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2SJGdoH
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Categories: climbing, gear, and Reviews.

What’s the BEST Hybrid Ice Axe: Black Diamond Venom Review

Aaron’s favorite hybrid ice axe is the Black Diamond Venom. It’s a lot of glacier with the ability to climb fairly steep slopes without smashing your hands. Aaron talks about what it’s like, how it works, and how it compares to the BD Raven Pro ice axe. It’s great for general mountaineering and some ice climbing. Link to the Black Diamond Venom on Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2OhJRVm Link to the Black Diamond Raven Pro on Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2Yef00z Aaron Linsdau is a bestselling #1 author on Amazon.com: Links to Antarctic Tears by Aaron Linsdau, Amazon.com #1 June 2015: Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2SJGdoH Amazon Canada:
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Categories: climbing and Reviews.

How does the SCOUT PROGRAM SAVE LIVES?

The Scouting program is the most prominent in the United States and most well-known around the world. It has taught millions of boys and helped them to become men. The program also teaches life-saving techniques. Aaron and Tim talk about one story of a Boy Scout who did just this. Note – the new program is called Scouts USA which allows girls to join in separate troops to enjoy the same valuable program.
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Categories: climbing, speaking, and testimonials.

What’s it like to climb MT. ELBRUS in RUSSIA? Was it TOUGH?

You better believe climbing Mt. Elbrus in Russia is tough. Just getting to Russia can be a major challenge. You have to secure a Visa way in advance, the flights are expensive, and it’s a long way around the world. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Aaron talks about the experience. Amazon links to things Aaron talks about in this video: Lithium AA batteries:  https://amzn.to/2GvL0qz Journeys to the Edge by Randall Peeters:  https://amzn.to/2GcKA96 Visa company Aaron used: Pilgrim Tours:  https://www.pilgrim-tours.com/    
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Categories: climbing and Travel.

Climbing MOUNT WHITNEY – What is it like? Is it that tough?

What is it like to climb Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states? It’s 14,505 feet tall. It’s nowhere near as tall as Denali (20,303 feet) in Alaska, the tallest mountain in North America and the United States. Climbing Mt. Whitney is tough but with Aaron’s suggestions and experience, you can success. Check out Aaron’s book on expeditions at Amazon.com to help you get started: https://amzn.to/2Geqg7n
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Categories: climbing and physical.

Death March Zombie

Death March Spawns Zombie Ride What is this death march and how will it spawn a zombie ride you ask? Great question. It’s tentatively planned to start Aug 9 at 7am from Granite Canyon trailhead, planned for near a full moon, weather dependent. I have been pondering doing this for some time, well after I have already backpacked the Teton Crest Trail. I always thought it would be interesting to do this in a straight-through, 24-hour hike. Then, to make it more interesting, I wanted to bike back from String Lake to the starting point at Granite Canyon Trailhead. If
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Categories: climbing, photography, and Trips.

Ice Climbing competition photos

On February 21, 2014, Exum Mountain Guides held their 2014 Jackson Hole ice climbing competition at the Exum Ice Park just above Snow King resort. There were quite a few competitors who vied for top honors in both speed and efficiency. As there were no other photographers at the event, I thought I would stop by and take some images for the climbers and make them available for sale. For all the years that I climbed, I have very few photographs of me in action. The nice part about ice climbing is there is the good chance that ice will
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Categories: climbing and photography.