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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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Easiest Peak To Climb in Pakistan

I have basic rock climbing experience.Been to camp 1 of Nanga Parbat and Base Camp of k2 via Gondogoro Pass but never summited a mountain before in its true sense.Please list a few peaks to get me started.
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Expedition Pik Pobeda (7439m) - partners wanted

I´m looking for climbing partner or group of partners for Pik Pobeda located in Kyrgyzstan. I would like to share the expenses for mountain guide etc. Expedition start date - end of July, early August. It is possible to think about some other 7 thousand mountain (Muztagh Ata, Baruntse, Pik Lenin....) Contact: vaskosava@gmail.com
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Gathering a group for ascent to Muztagh-ata (7546m) Gathering a group for ascent to Muztagh-ata (7546m)

Good day to everyone!
We are gathering a group for non-technical ascent to MUZTAGH-ATA (7546m, WESTERN CHINA, Xinjiang province) and scenic tour around KYRGYZSTAN.

Muztagh-ata is known as one of the highest "easy climbs" from the technical point of view but due to its elevation by no means should be treated this way.
The tour was costructed with the help of local agencies, we´ll be accompanied by local guide on the mountain. All the base ...
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Going to Yellow Mountain

Our family will be traveling this summer to Shanghai, China; and Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. We plan to visit Yellow Mountain; a railway trip away from Shanghai. I understand Yellow Mountain gets 15 million visitors a year compared to Yosemite at 3.5 million visitors. So we shouldn't be too lonely there! Haha! But my question to you all: do you recommend any class 2 hikes/climbs within 100 miles of the above three cities? Thanks in ...
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Information about Tukuche Peak (Dhaulagiri-Hidden Valley)

I am planning to climb Tukuche Peak (6.920 m) in the area of Hidden Valley, close to Dhaulagiri, in the central north Nepal this autum 2014 and I am trying to find information about the route (difficulty, crux-passes, camps, base camp conditions, photos, ...). Does anyone here have direct information or any idea where can I get that information?

I will be very thankfull.
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El Nino

I'd like to climb in the Himalayas in October this year. At times I see on the news a potential of strong El Nino mentioned for this year.

Does anyone here know how does El Nino affect fall climbing in the Khumbu?
Thanks,
Charlie
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