Trekking & Mountaineering
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So I am from the States and have visited San Francisco and New York so far (I reside in LA) and am so tired of these cities!
I wanted to get away from the crowded cities and will be traveling in july-august to God knows where.
I wanted to go to New Zealand, but I heard that it will be snowing during this time and was wondering if anybody knew of any places I could go at this time that is reasonably cheap, or if there was anybody that went to NZ during this time and had a great time.
My interests include AMAZING/BREATHTAKING sights, great foods (I love to try all kinds of foods and am very open-minded), and friendly people to share stories with.
I don't mind staying in hostels, nor do I drink.
PLEASE HELP A NOVICE TRAVELER!
I'm planning to go hiking in Hawaii this September. I bought an old LP "Hiking in Hawaii", but all hikes there are short, the longest one is 4 days. As I understand the most beautiful Hawaii island is Kauai, and there are too some short hikes. Is it possible to do multi day hike around Kauai without staying in hotels and sleeping in a tent?
Any thoughts about/other ideas?
I'm keen to tackle the Tiger Leaping Gorge walk in Yunnan Province, China, but it's not particularly safe to do alone. I would prefer a companion! Is anyone thinking of giving it a go?
I'm planning on starting (Visa pending) on Sun 21st April 2013.
I'm not super fit so have allocated 2 nights on the Gorge / 3 days as a conservative estimate of how long it will take to complete.
P.S Any hints and tips on the trek / travel in China in general much appreciated. Thanks everyone.
I'm here seeking suggestions for a trekking area. We have time available during the northern winter. We will have an infant. We would like to walk for perhaps three weeks or so. We like rugged and remote terrain, but obviously can't do anything technical right now.
Ideally it would be a place where pack animals are available and where there is an active tradition of their use...where they are expected on the trail and arrangements can be made for feed or grazing. I know how to go light, but the kid still changes the game. I have experience and equipment for horse or llama packing. I have some preference for llamas with the infant just because things can't go as badly wrong and I won't know these animals.
I would love a place where it would be reasonably secure to bivouac along the way under a simple tarp. Or pay a bit to sleep in someone's field overnight. There wo... more »
Yesterday I read this article http://blog.derbund.ch/outdoor/index.php/category/alpin/ (German only, sorry guys)
But I'd like you to give it some thought:
Last year 2570 people had to be rescued from the Swiss mountains (Alps and Jura). 152 had died. The year before even more than 200 had died. The reason for the "low" death toll being that the weather last summer was lousy, and people were put off their enterprise before it even began!
Last year, ALL (!) the fatal incidents were caused by foreigners, predominantly Germans.
It's the old story: people overestimate themselves, underestimate nature, and prove to be plain morons, like the father who dragged his 15 year old daughter to Mont Blanc last winter during heavy duty avalanche probabilities. Seven of the casualties were with a (foreign) guide, the others (145) were on their own, and rather too often not secured by... more »
Hey all! I'm a 23 year old Canadian guy who's been living in Grenoble, France for the past few months doing a Masters. I'm planning on spending the last two weeks of June (probably from the 12th-27th) in Chamonix to climb as much as possible before heading back to Canada for the summer! If anyone is planning on being in the area during this time, please let me know! I'm planning on living VERY cheaply while I'm there (bringing the old bivy sack) and have got all the climbing gear (ropes, rock pro, ice screws etc) needed to climb a bunch of cool things! The only mountain on the tick list this summer is Mont Blanc but I'd love to try Grands Jorasses and any other cool looking mountains in the area as well!!
I'd also reeeaalllyyy like to find a climbing partner for the Matterhorn if anyone's keen :)
I prefer alpinism but am game for anything really. I also love climbing big mount... more »
Me and my buddies try to go for a hike every summer. Mostly we go 5 or 7 days into nature.
This time we would like to go on a hike for abaout 10 days. But we can't chose were we wan't to go to.
Ant suggestions are welcome.
I am planning on visiting Corsica on Sep-2013, and the plan is to hike the GR 20. If you are interested in doing the same I would gladly join you to share costs.
Hi, I will be doing the Everest Base Camp trek in October and have heard that you can rent any equipment you need in Nepal. Does anyone have any experience with that? I would love to not have to bring a sleeping bag, hiking poles, etc over with me. Thanks!
I am planning to go for EBC. Timing would be late November. Probably last week of November. I will be going from Ahmedabad City, Gujarat India. Plan is go cover entire trek in 19 days Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
Honestly i have not calculated the cost involved for it. But it is not an issue. It can be managed out while doing planning. Can any one in suggest me what would be the price?
Open to join the group of 2-3 people or any one interested can be a part of it? You can reach me through my mail id - email@example.com
I am planning a 1-2 week drive and hike trip with my mother and sister in late August this year. We were originally looking at South Tirol and the Dolomites, as my mother and I are German speakers and know that the region has a very good mountain hut network. However, I am also very interested in the Pyrenees and the idea of combining it with historic towns on the Spanish and French side. So my question is, how do the Pyrenees compare to the Italian alps for scenery, hiking conditions, cost and accommodation options? Which part of the Pyrenees would offer the most spectacular scenery suitable to our needs? As my mother is now quite elderly (but fit), we may only be interested in day hikes or simple overnight hut stays and we will be hiring a car in one of the larger regional towns such as Innsbruck or Toulouse.
Thanks in advance for any advice or recommendations.
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To be more accurate (but there wasn't enough room in the heading), the trek begins at Chamonix France and ends at Zermott Switzerland. No guide is required. It is a strenuous but not tehnical (no ropes etc) trek. It's laid out in a book that's the bible for the trek. 14 days, maximum 9000 ft, 12,000 meters total elevation gain. The book outlines what's an average of 7 hr hiking per day, from what I can see about an average of 2800 ft elevation gain per day. Then staying in accomodations in villages ranging from a choice of hostels and guesthouses to luxurious accomodations (I would be looking for budget unless perhaps -2 nights to splurge for the experience).
I am male, NOT young but I am VERY fit and am an experienced four season (including winter conditions) mountain hiker. I live near Boston, USA. I was planning to go with a woman I know from hiking in my area who is an adve... more »
I am an Australian currently living in Paris - 23yrs, female. I have two weeks holiday over Easter, very keen to get out of the city and have a look at some nature, would like to walk for a week or so, find some wilderness, conquer a mountain, etc. I have been considering one of the Mare a Mare walks in Corsica. The question is: would I be totally insane to attempt it as a solo female? I have been doing my research, read the accounts of Art Simon and Rob Freeman - by these and other accounts it seems like the thing could be fairly straight forward - challenging, but not dangerous... on the other hand, I have spoken to French and Italian friends here in Paris who inform me that residents of Corsica do not like strangers. I have decent spoken French but am still very much a foreigner. Also unsure about the weather in Corse this time of year - I do not want to find myself trapped... more »
Just arrived in Kathmandu and I am looking for a partner or to join a group for EBC leaving 22-25th March 2013. I am a 30yr solo female traveler from Australia with trekking and high altitude experience and have a good idea as to what I am in for. Drop me a line if your in town or about to arrive and have room for one more in your group.
Dear mountain lover,
I am looking for a partner to do a self-guiding mountaineering trip to Jbel Toubkal (4,167 m) and surrounding area. Below is the information:
1. Travel time, between MAY to JUN.2013 (2 weeks)
2. Experience needed : have been high mountains in Alps
3. I am a budget traveler, easy going and crazy about mountain and photography.
4. Travel in small group 2-3 person in total
So, Please let me know if you feel interesting And, we can plan the trip together.
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