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  1. TooFarGone says

    “But remember there’s no gear item that’s going to guarantee you will not get injured.” How true, but I would also add that even with crampons, etc., when there’s an thin ice sheet on Marcy, Haystack, Saddleback, or any of the other rock summits, you should not even attempt to climb them because with one slip the only thing that may arrest your rapid descent is most likely a rock or other inanimate and immovable object, and many a broken leg or fractured hip have occurred under such conditions. Ouch! Don’t become toast. When you encounter those conditions, think about eternity and decide to call it a day… the mountains will wait.

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