Road trip

2012 Fourwheel Camper for sale

2012 Eagle Fourwheel Camper For Sale $10,400 $9,800 Obo I am selling my camper that fits on a mid sized truck. Please contact me at karstendelap@yahoo.com. This is a shell model that was customized. I have used it to hang out in the mountains for weeks to ski and climb.   Mechanical Camper Jacks (4 corner) Upgrade to Aluminum Jack Brackets Furnace w/ propane tanks & cabinet Power Roof Vent (Fantastic Fan) Screen Door 8' Side Awning Side Awning Light Rear Awning Yakima Roof Racks (Track System) Standard 5 foot Length w/ locks Rear Wall Steps Rear...

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Rescue in Michigan

The Michigan Ice fest had another awesome year and the turnout was amazing! Ice climbing in the U.P. has really grown just like it has around the rest or the U.S. This of course means folk trying things that maybe push their abilities a little over the edge and they can wind up in some trouble. Here is the incident report I put together for ANAC:   Rescue Report February 17, 2017 Rescuers: Jeff Whit Sam Magro Carlos Beuler Karsten Delap   The call from the 911 center to Bill Thompson happened about 6:45 PM. The call came through that there was a climber that...

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Why do you climb?

Why do we climb?     “Because it is there.” This is the obligatory first line and the historical answer to this question that George Mallory so kindly provided us with in 1943. While this reason could be reason enough for most involved in the sport, I think many of us that have been climbing for over a decade and logged thousands of miles on stone, ice and snow, it is a much more in depth question.   I was just in a private conversation on Facebook with a few climbers talking about ethics (never a good subject), and it dawned on me that even these dedicated, weekend...

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2016 Ice Fest Tour

I just ended my ice fest tour for the year. I was able to attend and teach clinics at the Ouray Ice Festival, Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival, and the Michigan Ice Festival. All have there unique qualities and different styles, vibes, and even the ice feels different in all three areas. Here are some of the cool parts of each and recommendations for those thinking of going. Ouray Ice Fest was held January 14th - 17th and most activities take place within walking distance of the center of Ouray. This fest hosts many clinics, gear demos, and slide shows from some of the top alpinists...

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Ski strap skins (tech tip)

Ski straps have many uses. Today I found out a new one. As Lindsay, Buster and I got to the top of Red Mountain Pass and started getting our gear ready I heard some choice words coming from the back of the truck. Lindsay who was so psyched to use her brand new skis had just realized that she had forgotten her skins. It was a long ride back to Ouray and with out missing a beat Buster looked at me and asked how many ski straps I had. After digging around the truck we found six. We put the straps on the skis and were off to earn our turns. A few things we learned. Keep the straps under foot...

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Life, on the road, in my house…

  In 2011 I moved out of my Subaru and into a Toyota Tacoma Double cab truck with a Four Wheel camper. The Subaru was great, but eventually you kinda want a bed. I was spending 50 to 80 nights a year in my car and was doing this in every season as well as needed off road capabilities for those long approach desert rock climbs. I had a look around for what the best options were, Sprinters, Sportsmobiles and truck campers and came to the conclusion that 4 wheel drive is a must and it had to be an everyday driver. What fit the bill, the Four Wheel camper on a Double Cab, Long Bed Toyota...

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