Yushan Hiking Trip October 1-3 2016

Proof that I made it to the top of Yushan

A few months ago, I saw Richard Saunders posting on Taipei Hikers about an upcoming hiking trip to Yushan, Taiwan’s highest mountain at 3952m. Since I knew that it took time to get the permits and even then, it wasn’t a sure thing, I jumped on the chance to climb this peak. At the time, I was quite fit. As the months passed, and the climb came closer, I actually had no idea what to expect. I had some issues with my previous employer, and had started a new job in September, so I honestly didn’t have much time to get back into the gym and running. Before I knew it, the climbing trip was upon me. I took the time off work, and bought some supplies.

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Japanese HAL Robo-Suit Exoskeleton to Carry Disabled Man Up Mountain

This robotic exoskeleton, like most exoskeletons, can give anyone who wears it a lot of extra strength. Enough strength to carry a paralyzed man up a mountain. At least that’s what’s going to happen with this particular suit.

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Read more @ Technabob

NYT Buries Story about Secret Underground Climbing Lair

Apparently, there is a secret underground climbing lair somewhere in Brooklyn. The NYT just redacted a story they did on it. Here is the Google cache on the deleted story. Here are the reasons why they unpublished the story.

Staying Warm In Cold Weather

Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht on how to stay warm in cold climates and cold weather hikes. (see pdf as html)

Cold Weather Clothing Issued For Antarctica

Cold weather clothing issued for Nasa people working in the Antarctic.

Architecture Of Ascent

A review of the ascent tents that are available for alpine climbers. I didn’t know they existed.

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, a slideshow from the NY Times.

Expedition Boots Redux

I just love these boots. These are expedition style boots from Asolo. They are called the Manaslu GV. Scarpa make a decent pair as well. They are called the Scarpa Phantom 8000. 8000 because they are rated for an altitude of 8000m.a

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