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Skiing in Hokkaido - Ski rental place

Hello, I'm going for an one-week ski touring / freeride skiing trip in Hokkaido in February 2015. I can't take my equipment with me so I will need to rent it there. Do you know any place in Hokkaido where I could rent skis, skins and boots? Thank you !
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Ama Dablam Advice

Hi all,

Following positive experiences of self-organising climbing trips to AK and the Cordillera Blanca, I'm beginning to plan our first expedition to the Himalaya (Nepal). Just wondering if anyone has comments or advice about the pros/cons / costs/benefits of organizing a Himalayan expedition (versus hiring a company like Monterosa or Asian Trekking to organise the logisitcs). For instance, how long it takes to obtain permits and in KTM prior to heading out? Likewise, is ...
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Dzhangi Tau Questions

Hello All,

I am looking for information about approach to the Pik Shota Rustaveli (Caucasus Mountain) from Georgian side.
If weather conditions will be good we are going to traverse from Shota Rustaveli Pik to main summit Janga Tau
We will start in May 2015.
The only source of information is a book Александр Федорович Наумов "Горы Сванетии" (Центральный Кавказ)
route no 124 (on the picture bellow),

If you have information about this route, for ...
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Snow conditions at 4500m - Annapurna Region (Dhaulagiri)

Hi,

I am looking for information on the current snow conditions on the Dhaulagiri Circuit as I would like to attempt it with 3 friends starting next week.

Has anyone completed the Dhaulagiri Circuit, Annapurna Circuit or Annapurna Sanctuary trek in the last few days (end of October)? Can you comment on the amount of snow and how consolidated it is at around 4000 to 4500m?

I notice that a recent KE Adventure expedition to ...
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Mt Damavand in January

Hej Guys,

I have some holidays in January and was thinking of going to Iran/ Damavand for some ski-mountaineering. However most people seem to go there in April. Snow conditions and weather are supposed to be worse in January.

However I am still wondering about it. Is it a no go in January or just more likely to miss the good weather window?
Anybody here who has some experience in mid winter (or just on ...
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Help needed - Nepal himalayan treks .KMZ files?

Hi All,

If I can remember right, from this forum I downloaded an awesome set of Google earth routes owing to the great Nepal Himalayan treks(.KMZ files)..
It was quite useful for me in planning my expedition which I went in the month of March 2013.

If any of you all have a link to those please do let me know since I cannot find them anymore.

Cheers!
Thinuwan
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Everest Base Camp Advice

Hi all, I'm thinking of a trek to EBC in November but concerned it might be too crowded. Any advice? Is there less crowded alternative to the standard route? Is November a good plan - what's the recommended month? Is it possible to charge cameras & phones at the tea houses, are mosquitos a problem?

Sorry for the long list, but any advice greatly received. Thanks, Cathy
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A bloodbath expensive but well worth it

Be ready to pay norwegian prices to this chinese place but it's far worth it. From Xi'an take the bullet train which takes very little to arrive to the city then pick a taxi and be aware that there are 4 peaks (north south east west) so be aware of the logistic ad obviously the english of everyone (included the people of the ticket counter) is way unexistant. Be sure to go to the plank ...
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bus meakan onsen to Lake Akan hokkaido Japan

I'll be hiking either lake akan to Meakan onsen or the reverse in late september 2014. I wanted to know if any one might know the bus timetable for trailheads.
thanks jim
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AZERBAIJAN

Having regard to the debates on this forum about the delineation between Europe and Asia, I was not sure where to post this question, but I am sure you will forgive me if I have erred. :)

Has anybody climbed Mount Bazarduzu, and can anybody tell me a bit more about it?

Thanks,

Gerry
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