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Jediah Porter
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mountains, people, learning, studying, improving.
mountains, people, learning, studying, improving.

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Three Things Thursday, Issue #22
Pitch 9 of 11. Aguja de l'S. Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Argentina. January 24, 2017 Three quickies: Choose the right footwear. When you can, walk in shoes optimized for walking, rock climb in shoes optimized for rock, and tromp on snow and ice in approp...

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Alpine Climbing Gear List, 2017 Version.
Perfect granite and carefully selected gear. Paso Guillaumet, Patagonia, Argentina. Jan 18, 2017.  This oughta be fairly timely... I'm in the shadow of one of alpinism's most classic sky-lines, pondering gear, weight, logistics, and strategy while waiting f...

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Three Things Thursday. Issue #20
Today's theme, keeping the rope handy... It is downright terrifying how often people die falling in the mountains, unroped. In the Sierra for instance, since 2011 or so, the fatality count for unroped alpine rock climbers and scramblers is approaching 20. T...

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2016 Year in Review: Mountains, not working.
I'm not just a mountain guide. I am a climber and skier that guides. And I hope that the numbers show that. Well, the numbers probably show that I'm a "counter" that goes to the mountains. I hope that isn't true... Ha. These numbers are deduced mainly from ...

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2016 Year in Review, Professionally.
Maybe you've seen this before, maybe you've just tuned it out. In reflecting on the year past, I dig into some of my professional record keeping and present a summary here. The data gets a little deeper each year, and the numbers tell new stories each time....

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Three Things Thursday, Issue #20
Ice climbing. Super secret location, December 2016.  Merry Christmas! It's amazing ski season, and I'm ice climbing a ton. Good stuff all around. Three random things: I ate super clean for most of November. Did a "Whole30" sort of challenge, though only for...

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Ice Climbing Gear List, 2016-2017
It's ice season! Full-on... I seem to ice climb in binges. And December is looking like it'll hold a bunch of ice climbing for me. I have trips booked to Dubois, WY and the Canadian Rockies, with some other ideas floating around. This list works in those pl...

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Stuff to Sell, Fall 2016
I do this periodically. This time, it's priced to go. Good deals, I promise. You cover shipping, or pick it up in Victor ID. We could also likely meet up sometime in Jackson. Email me with your order, interest, or questions jediahmporter at gmail.com. Check...

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Ski Mountaineering Gear List, 2016-2017 Season
Ski mountaineering is basically anything that isn't simple "backcountry skiing". And backcountry skiing is skinning up and skiing back down, to your car. Navigate a glacier, camp out, rappel a chockstone, protect a pitch of rock or ice climbing, and your en...
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