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Climbers want your old gear to aid Pakistan

"....The team of four, aided by famed mountaineer Ed Viesturs of Bainbridge Island, are asking all of us outdoorsy Northwesterners to take a timeout from holiday shopping and do an inventory.

Look in the garage, they suggest, for that extra, still-functional, rarely used car camping or backpacking tent. Check the closets in the spare bedroom for those sleeping bags or Gore-Tex parkas whose colors don't quite rate on the hip scale anymore.

Bundle it all up and drop it off at a local REI (find stores)or climbing gym, and it'll be shipped to Pakistan at year's end to provide direct, possibly lifesaving, relief to earthquake victims....."

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