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Casey Glaubman

Casey Glaubman

wasatch, sierras, cascades, anywhere with sun, snow and any combination thereof

Casey's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Paddling
Road Cycling
Ice Climbing
Snowshoeing
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Kayaking
Bouldering
Trad Climbing
Telemark Skiing
Nordic Skiing

Casey's Bio

Backcountry.com’s Gearheads are your instant connection to gear knowledge. They’re passionate outdoor experts hell-bent on helping you find the right ski, saddle, or pro. Follow their adventures and exploits.

I grew up in Western Washington and moved to Utah a little over 3 years ago in order to pursue life as a professional ski bum.

I couldn't be happier with my decision although I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss being able to walk down to the water whenever I want. ( and no a giant body of smelly water full of brine shrimp does not count)

When I'm not working you can find me playing in the dirt, snow, water, or any place i don't have to worry about the way I smell.

Feel free to give me a call if you need some help! ext. 4285

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Casey Glaubman wrote an answer about on April 15, 2014

Hi Joey,

The BC Links have been used all season with a variety of beacons, with no interference being reported. It's possible what you were hearing about is the magnets in the mics that patrollers use with their VHF radios. There was concern, quite a few years ago, with certain models of Pieps beacons and the radios used by patrollers. When those were put too close together it was possible for the Pieps beacon to turn itself off. However, that was due to that particular model of beacon using a magnetic on/off switch. Fortunately, the Tracker, as well as many other beacons, uses a mechanical switch which won't be affected at all.

If you put the beacon extremely close to the BC link, it's possible that you would experience a very slight decrease in range, much the same way you can if you keep it very close to a cell phone. (also not really recommended)

Anyway, hope this helps clear things up!

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on January 16, 2014

Home away from home
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Was with Bill on the same trip. It definitely did get some condensation inside, but I'd say it was as good as could possibly be expected for the conditions. I agree with his assessment of its ability to handle a huge amount of snow, despite me continually waking up thinking that we were suffocating in outer space. Definitely not reading books about astronauts trapped in space next time we're on the mountain.

Sidenote: Bill's a liar, doesn't know how to ski at all.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on December 25, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love these boots so far. They are amazingly comfortable to even just wear around. The cuff articulation makes it so that walking and skinning in these is a dream. I almost never have to use the risers on the bindings either. I was worried that the lightweight of these boots would mean that some of the skiability would be compromised. Luckily, this has not been the case at all. They're definitely stiff enough to drive any skis that you'd probably be considering if you're planning to use these boots in the first place. One thing to note is that these are not particularly warm boots, the liners are really thin. However, they're not made for standing around or riding chairlifts on a cold day. If you keep moving they're plenty warm in my experience.

These boots do run a bit smaller than other offerings from Scarpa. I wear a size 12 shoe and last year had a pair of 27.5's in the TX pros. I changed these up to a size 29 and they seem to be just about right. I do like very tight boots, so that might be something to consider with your sizing.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on December 25, 2013

Wu Tang socks ain't nothin' to f*** with
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

In lieu of a review let me post this recent exchange between myself and a friend to whom I gave a pair of these socks for xmas.

(sent him the picture)

Matt: Ah man, I almost wore mine today but put them back in the drawer because I didn't think today was gonna be worthy of my Wu Tang socks.
Me: See, the beauty of the Wu Tang sock is that by wearing it, it helps to MAKE every day worthy of itself. THAT, my friend, is the power of the Wu Tang sock.
Matt: True that.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on November 10, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I'm a huge fan of Icebreaker pieces, and this is no exception. It's soft, smooth and fits extremely well. Just skied the Pfeifferhorn and now you've gotta meet that cutie in the Tram Club for a drink? Forgot another shirt? No problem! This shirt's got you covered! Form-flattering and anti-microbial (that's anti-funk to the laymen), this shirt will keep you looking good and have her leaning in to feel how soft it is. Highly recommended.

I'm roughly 6'2" and about 170 pounds. I usually wear a large in Icebreaker and the large in this fits like a dream.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on October 16, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These socks are great. They're really low and hide inside most shoes. I'm a fan.

I'm normally a size 12 street shoe and that could explain why they hide out of sigh so much. But either way, they fit well.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on October 16, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I do like this shirt. It's just ever so slightly more boxy than I would like. It seems to be very well-made and of high quality. I've had it for a couple months and it is still in great shape. Like I said, it would be 5-stars were it not for that ever so slight boxiness that I'm just not looking for in my shirts.

I'm about 6'2" and 175 lbs. I'm normally a large in shirts and this is the same.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on October 16, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I enjoyed this dessert. It's quite rich. I think I may have been impatient and eaten it just a bit too early. I would make sure to let it sit for possibly a little longer than the recommended time, to give it ample time to really become set. Other than that it's great, if you really like chocolate.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on October 16, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I like these shoes. I was looking for something I could wear that wasn't a running shoe or a flip-flop but not too fancy either. These fit the bill quite nicely. I've only had them about a month but they seem to be holding up pretty well. I would say they're on the high end of the middle as far as durability goes. At least so far. They're not built with athletic activities in mind necessarily, but I've certainly played some heated games of ping-pong in these.

I'm a 12 most of the time, and these are no exception. They fit very, very well so far.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on July 29, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing is amazing. Keeps you hydrated in a convenient way. One thing to note, make sure to put your empties back in the sleeve. Not only are you sure to haul out your trash, it'll help the Beeracuda to keep its shape while you're rompin' around.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on June 24, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great update on a classic piece. Makes setting up crevasse-rescue much easier, as well as any number of other uses. Being able to release the clamp in the middle of a closed system comes in handy too.

Used this recently with an 8.1 Beal rope and it worked perfectly. Highly recommend this little guy.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on June 24, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Let me start out by saying that I have had many of these over the years and have been almost entirely satisfied with their quality. However, my most recent experience was much less stellar. Halfway through a long trip one of my two water bottles started leaking. I noticed this when I woke up to the contents of said bottle all over the inside of my sleeping bag. For the rest of the trip I had to wrap duct tape around the threads at the top. Turns out, duct tape does not taste great. All this being said, I will admit that these water bottles are generally great. I do think that my experience with the one bottle was the exception that proves the rule.

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Casey Glaubman wrote a review of on June 24, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Right out of the bag this rope felt fantastic. It handles really smoothly and is nice and lightweight. I've mostly used it for less-than-vertical glacier-travel and I couldn't be happier. Even when it's time to unrope, it's light enough that it doesn't become a fight over who has to carry the rope on their back. Highly recommend this rope.

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