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Re: Freezing Point
Posted by terry on Dec 7, 2004
I've been pleased with the Suunto Vector for four years now. Some professional guides in Equador recommended it to me. It's a heap lighter than my hold altimeter.
As for accuracy, it's been fine. It should be checked against topo maps or trail guides at every available opportunity like any altimeter, particularly if rapid weather changes indicate large baromtric changes.
I've worn it on days when elevation gains exceeded 5,000 ft. and it was fine. Two things I don't like are the dim dial light, which is a bit hard to read in bad weather, and the weak alarm buzzer. It also needs batteries annually.
I was at Mt. Rainier a few years ago and many of the Everest guides who work there part-time wore them and said they worked great in Nepal.
In Response to: Re: Freezing Point by FrankP on Dec 7, 2004