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Gigantic avalanche set off on Cheget Mountain, Russia

From http://live.tetongravity.com, a nice video, available in HD too. Patrollers send off a charge on Cheget Mountain, Russia, creating a massive avalanche that reaches the valley floor and almost covers the audience that gathers to watch the huge face slide. Amazing!
VIDEO: CLICK HERE
And after watching the video...don't forget to support me!
From Mammut® website:"150 years of Mammut®. [...] Between now and our anniversary year of 2012, 150 teams will embark upon the biggest peak project in history and scale 150 mountains."
Support my project and become part of MY MOUNTAIN (click here to join, please)! I could create my own team and be one of the 150!

MAMMUT® presents: the biggest peak project in history - PHASE 1

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Good news for all my supporters! My mountain is in the top 50 now and the possibilities of reaching the second step are every day higher. Thank you all for your support and for those who didn't vote yet, don't forget that this first step is gonna end on May, 6th, so there's still a lot of time for you to support me!
From Mammut® website:"150 years of Mammut®. [...] Between now and our anniversary year of 2012, 150 teams will embark upon the biggest peak project in history and scale 150 mountains."
Support my project and become part of MY MOUNTAIN (click here to join, please)! I could create my own team and be one of the 150!

Dyneema® and Nylon slings drop tests

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Directly from http://www.dmmclimbing.com, a detailed review about Dyneema® and Nylon slings:
Dyneema® and Nylon Drop Tests VIDEO
"Nylon (polyamide) and Dyneema®/Spectra® (polyethylene) are two synthetic raw materials with distinct strengths and weaknesses used in the manufacture of slings and quickdraws. Understanding the properties of these man-made fibres will guide us to best practice at the crag for using such products.While Dyneema® has a much greater strength-weight ratio (static load) than nylon, its elasticity is far less. At DMM's test-tower we took a look to see what implications this difference has for a dynamic loading on to a Dyneema® sling and what happens if there is a knot in the sling? You can see the comparative results between Nylon andDyneema® slings (all rated at 22 kN) in thisvideo and in the table below.After watching the video I'm sure you'll agree that dogging a move on a sport climb while clipped to any sling is a dangerous idea and that having…

MAMMUT® presents: the biggest peak project in history

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From Mammut® website:
"150 years of Mammut®. [...] Between now and our anniversary year of 2012, 150 teams will embark upon the biggest peak project in history and scale 150 mountains."
Support my project and become part of MY MOUNTAIN (click here to join, please)! I could create my own team and be one of the 150!


31/01/2011 - Croda di Forca Rossa (2737 m)

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A "BSA" tour, maybe "OSA" in the final part, from Forca Rossa, to Croda di Forca Rossa (40-45°). Nice weather and perfect snow. Had fun! Followed planetmountain.com's report (HERE), detailed and complete.