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Regional discussion and conditions reports for Europe. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Europe Climbing Partners section.

Non-Technical Routes Spain/France November

Good day! I will be traveling in November to Spain to meet my girlfriend as she completes the Santiago Camino trail and would like to get in a few non-technical peaks. Timing will be early to mid November, prefer 3K+ meters and no glacier travel/technical climbing as I will be traveling by myself and winter has challenges all of it's own.

I will be both in Santiago and Paris and would love some recommendations for ...
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Recommendations for 4000m peaks -- Switzerland

I am planning a trip in Early September, and plan to take a guided climb of a 4000m peak. I am looking for recommendations for a peak that I can knock out in a day, starting from a nearby town.

My Alps experience thus far has been on unguided climbs:

Watzmann Ostwand
Grossglockner Studlgrat
Zugspitze Blaueis traverse

I feel comfortable climbing up to UIAA IV.

I have been out of the climbing game for awhile, ...
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Zugspitze - Reintal Route - Münchner Haus Zugspitze - Reintal Route - Münchner Haus

Hello,

I'm planning to climb Zugspitze next month via the Reintal route. As the two huts on this route are fully booked up, I'm hoping to stay on the top at the Münchner Haus.

I had a few questions I hoped someone with knowledge might be able to answer? Namely:

- How easy/likely is it that you can stay at the top? I know they don't take reservations on weekends. I'm relying on staying here, ...
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Matterhorn Cresta del Leone Conditions

Has anyone here been in the Breuil-Cervinia area and/or seen the conditions on the Cresta del Leone / Liongrat recently? The local webcam shows some amount of snow, but it's of course not clear how that translates to conditions on-route.
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Ireland: Carrauntoohil summit via Bridia Valley

Howdy folks,

Well we nixed around Ireland with a keg and but are still headed to Carrauntoohil in July via Bridia Valley > Caher > Carrauntoohil.
Tried doing some Google Fu and checked both:

Paddy Dillion's book
The Mountains of Ireland: A Guide to Walking the Summits
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mountains-Irel ... 1852841109

and Kieron Gibbon's book
Ireland’s County High Points
http://www.collinspress.ie/irelands-cou ... oints.html

and really ...
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Hiking in the Pyrennes

Hello,

I'm planning 4 day loop hike/walk in the Pyrenees (14JUL to 16JUL) in the area of Benasque, Spain

I'm looking for some advice on the following routes:

Route #1- Includes Pico de Posets (preferred):
Day 1 - Benasque to Refugio Ángel Orús
Day 2 - Refugio Ángel Orús to Refugio de Biadós via Pico de Posets:
Day 3 - Refugio de Biadós to Refugio de Estós via GR11 with a hike to Pico de ...
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Day trip from Genva - recommendations?

Hey, anyone have any recommendations for classic climbs that can be done in a day (ok if it is a long day) from Geneva with public transportation (possible for me to rent a car but I would rather not)? I am looking for something relatively easy/moderate since I will be alone. A beautiful ridge traverse under yds 5.6 grade (french 4a) would be perfect!!!! ...But I am also open for suggestions of mixed alpine (snow ...
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Sicily, hiking the Peloritani, the mountains of the 2 seas

Hi,
we will do a trek through the Peloritani mountains, the range located on the East edge of the Sicily between the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas, and because of this gifted of outstanding panorama that includes also the volcano Etna, the Aeolian islands and the Strait of Messina. Starting from Dinnamare mount over the Strait, along the ancient path named Dorsale dei Peloritani we will climb the mains peaks as the mysterious Monte Scuderi, Monte ...
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Suggestions for hut hiking in the Italian/Swiss alps

***I am editing this from the original post about hiking in the Dolomites, my plans have changed and I will now be hiking solo and looking to go hut to hut.

My plan is to take the Bernina Express into either Italy at Tirano or Switzerland at Poshiavo, and then hike from either of those. I have about 6 days (5 nights) to hike, and I am hoping to follow a route that would let ...
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Crossing The Jostedal Glacier

Hi,
we'd like to cross the Jostedal glacier.

We think to start at Bødalsseter hut, from there up to
Brattebakken (http://www.ut.no/kart?lat=61.78307&lng= ... &ao=3.2212) .
According to the ut.no, there should be hike trial there.
Next over the glacier and finish desending the
Nigardsbreen (http://www.ut.no/kart?lat=61.69130&lng= ... &ao=3.2212)

I'd like to know the feasibility of this hike,because we don't prefer to hire a guide as ...
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