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Just got home to Fresno from a week in the Sierra. My first trip(s) above 14,000 ft, and the Brasslite was a reliable companion. My friends and I (they toted a JetBoil and an MSR Whisperlite) ended up strolling over Russell, Whitney, Langley, White Mtn Pk, and Muir. The highest I lit the Brasslite was at Trail Crest, adjacent to Mt. Whitney, at 13,600 ft., where it boiled 1/2 qt. of water in 5:30. The owners of the the JetBoil and WhisperLite were as awestruck as I was. Granted the JetBoil cooked faster, but at about 5 times the weight and twice the setup/breakdown time. I was worried that the stove would take some getting used to, but I only lit it once before this trip to get familiar with it — another testament to its practicality/ease-of-use as well as reliable performance. In the end, I have no failures to report — thanks for the amazing product.