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First there is a mountain then there is no mountain, then there is

I'm going to japan from march 9 until april 6, and I want to climb Mt Fuji, from the bottom to the top. How much snow should I expect? How cold is it going to be? Do I need to bring boots and 3 layers of technical outdoor clothing or a warm jacket and sneakers? My lonely planet says its doable, but thats pretty much it. [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Feb 24, 2008 - 10 answers

Please help me climb Kili on a volunteer's budget...

Kilimanjaro-filter. I want to climb it. I don't want to pay $3k pp. Help, please. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jan 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Help identify cool mystery bike rack?

Help me identify/locate the manufacturer of a cool hitch-mounted bike rack I saw last summer. I want one. The google goggles, they do nothing. [more inside]
posted by de void on Jan 15, 2008 - 8 answers

what is the best mountain bike under 10k

i want to rediscover the joys of mountain biking - what bike should i buy (in china!) [more inside]
posted by edtut on Jan 9, 2008 - 4 answers

The Rotating Prison in the Mountain

I'm looking for the title and/or author of a story I read years ago. It was about, or had in it, a description of a terrible kind of prison, a vast multilayered cylinder carved inside a mountain, that would rotate slowly around its course from the efforts of the prisoners inside. The only way to free those inside was, according to the story, to keep adding new prisoners to the vacated cells to keep pulling the thing along. [more inside]
posted by aeschenkarnos on Dec 11, 2007 - 14 answers

Fountain pens and climate change, two great tastes that go well together

Why is Mont Blanc's height so stable? The pen company has been marking 4810 on their nibs since at least the 1930s. Just this year, it measured 4810m tall.
posted by b1tr0t on Nov 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Where can I park over the weekend in Mountain View, CA?

Hello everyone. I'm going to be taking the caltrain from SF to Mountain View every weekday for work, and I was wondering if anyone knew where I can park my car in Mountain View over the weekends? Preferably near the Caltrain station. I'm OK with paying for a spot. Thanks!
posted by I like to eat meat on Sep 6, 2007 - 6 answers

Not a mystery, but a question

Looking for the origin of a quote referenced by Dennis Covington in Salvation on Sand Mountain as being something he "read somewhere": "Mystery...is not the absence of meaning, but the presence of more meaning than we can comprehend." [more inside]
posted by macinchik on Aug 5, 2007 - 2 answers

so tasty, and no calories! win/win!

Western New Yorkers! Do you have Diet Mountain Dew Code Red? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Jul 2, 2007 - 6 answers

Where to find similar deliciousness to freeze-dried granola?

I adore Mountain House granola with blueberries and milk. Where can I find similar deliciousness in a less-expensive package? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jun 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Reviews of Georgia Team Building Event

Has anyone around Atlanta participated in the Stone Mountain Corporate Team Building activities? Or been to any other event put on by the InnerWork company? This seems like a fun event for our company to do this summer but the $3,200 price (plus food and park fees) seems a little steep for what they are providing.
posted by GrumpyMonkey on May 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Need bike.

Good independant cycle shop in London please. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Feb 7, 2007 - 14 answers

Where/what is this unidentified, extremely mountainous "tourist" trail.

Where is this "tourists" mountain trail, and where can I see more pics and find out more about it?
posted by loquacious on Nov 2, 2006 - 7 answers

EXTREMEly suspicious drinking story

Did Dave Eggers write a [fabricated] feature story on extreme mountain climbing under a pseudonym for Details magazine 7-8 years ago? [more inside]
posted by junkbox on Oct 23, 2006 - 6 answers

What do I need to get in to mountain biking?

I'm wanting to get in to mountain/off-road biking. What do I need and what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Jun 17, 2006 - 15 answers

Mountain bike to comfort bike conversion

I'm thinking about converting my mountain bike into something more like a comfort bike. Am I crazy? [more inside]
posted by wezelboy on May 30, 2006 - 19 answers

Is mountain biking good cross-training for road biking?

Is mountain biking good cross-training for road biking? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on May 2, 2006 - 7 answers

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