Light Weight Hikers Blog proudly stocks the e2e Gram Weenie Pro Stoves

As part of trying to spread a lighter weight style of hiking here in Australia I have made an arrangement with a US based cottage manufacturer to sell his light weight stoves here. End2End Trail Supply’s owner George Carr has been perfecting light weight alcohol stoves for many years and am very pleased to be working with him, these stoves are great. The Gram Weenie Pro which can be see from the link here; weighs an amazing 19 grams. For those curious on how these work George has a youtube video; How to light GWP YouTube To keep things simple and cheap, I am selling the Gram Weenie Pro Stove, windshield, primer pan and Fuel bottle for $20.00 plus the cost of shipping anywhere in Australia.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NEWS: Accident on Half Dome Yosemite Valley

I wanted to post this tragic new article to highlight some of the risks that we, as hikers, take when out on the trail. Some of the risks are known such as this one, yet we still take them, and others are unknown.
The image shows Half Dome in the Yosemite Valley US where a hiker tragically fell to his death infront of fellow hikers. You can read the full article here.
Some of the attributes to the accident as suggested by Larry Sullivan;
The couple attributed the tragedy to a combination of factors:- The inclement weather including clouds and wet conditions. The steep granite, made smooth by years of footfalls, is doubly slippery when wet- An upright steel post had come out of its mooring and made maneuvering past it especially challenging- A thin steel strap that held the wooden cross-piece footrest had broken or come loose, making the crosspiece unusable as last ditch footrest- The victim could have used the underarm brake technique to better advantage- Given the conditions, they felt they shouldn't have been on the cables without harnesses and carabiners.

1 comment:

  1. I was there when this accident happened. Oddly enough the rescue service acted like this kind of thing happens so often that there was virtually no fan fare. Helicopter and basket in, then out, and that's about it.