My friend and climbing companion, Gary Scott and myself just returned from attempting Rainier’s Liberty Ridge. We had two Jetboil stoves with the 100g cartridges and the stoves performed flawlessly, melting snow more rapidly that an equivalent MSR white gas stove would.
Dani EvensonLast weekend, I had the opportunity to try out Jetboil on Mt. Adams (12,276’) in Washington. We camped at the ‘Lunch Counter’ at 9000’, so we needed to melt snow for water. The Jetboil out-performed all the other stoves I have used. I was very impressed! It made light work of melting snow and boiling water for dinners.
I’m back from Alaska early and thought I would drop you a line. Our arrival in the Ruth Gorge was a bit too early. Too much snow everywhere and no ice at all . . .We used the Jetboil quite a bit in confined bivouac spots. We were never disappointed, left high and dry without a drink or had to go hungry because we didn’t have hot water for our food packages. The Jetboil’s performance was exceptional and consistently reliable. I’ve been using the Stormy hanging stove set-up for thirteen years now and brought it along on this trip also, just to compare its performance with that of the Jetboil and here is what I discovered: The Jetboil is far more compact, efficient, easier to use and lighter than the Stormy or any other stove I have used. For the amount of time it took us to melt snow and get two liters of water to the boiling point using the Stormy, we got 3.5 liters of water using less fuel with the Jetboil. Pretty impressive.