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« on: October 22, 2009, 03:24:14 PM »

I'm sure the question has been asked before... What equipment and skills are required to climb the Lion's Head winter route?
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 03:29:12 PM »

Depends when you are going, Avi conditions and weather. Lions head Route (winter) opens after the summer route is too dangerous due to a few steeps spots
that have avi danger, we hiked last year to the Summit Thanks giving weekend and the summer route was still open but closed a week or so afterwards. I'm assuming you are going to summit via this route? You need some general winter travel knowledge, Ice Axe, Crampons and suitable clothing. EMS and other places up there have guides for hire for a reasonable rate which takes the guess work and some of the dagner out of the equation.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 04:12:58 PM »

Mountaineering Axe, and Crampons, and the obvious winter gear.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 04:24:25 PM »

Thanks, I have the essential gear, basic winter knowledge and some damn good common sense, I think.
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 04:36:25 PM »

A good partner or (s) is another prerequisite that you want on a hike like that and a Bivy or Emergency sak incase of injury can keep you warm for hours.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 07:14:34 PM »

If the route is open, then its a sure bet you'll need the above equipment.  Just a tip: The route is not technical, but it gains alot of elevation fast.  Its an easy one to get too sweaty on, so pace yourself, you dont want to be hitting treeline soaked with sweat.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 07:27:15 PM »

Thanks for the advice, I guess I was just curious how technical. Question answered. Grin
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