Tent stakes for alpine usage
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Dec 23, 2004 at 5:21 am #1215705AnonymousGuest
I have a Black Diamond Firstlight tent with titanium tent stakes, the regular type. (http://www.hike-lite.co.uk/acatalog/titanium_stakes.jpeg) Those stakes are fine for hiking trips, but I’m going to Mount Elbrus next summer and reckon I should get something more suitable for snow and ice. I imagine some camps will be on grass, dirt and rock, some on slushy snow (freezing during the night), and one or two nights on pretty icy ground. What lightweight tent stakes would you guys recommend for this type of alpine use? Should I bring two different sets?
/MoeDec 23, 2004 at 6:08 am #1334903Meir GottliebSpectator
@mcg11Dec 23, 2004 at 12:13 pm #1334904Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: Central Rockies
For those conditions I’d recommend MSR Blizzard stakes. 0.85 oz each and work great in wet/icy snow. In glacial ice you may need a hammer to pound them in, and if they ice is really hard (aged or melt freeze water ice) they may not go in at all.Dec 29, 2004 at 5:45 am #1334945AnonymousGuest
Cheers, I’ll order 8 of those MSR Blizzard stakes. Design looks good and the red colour is a good idea for use in snow. /Moe
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