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[HELP REQUESTED] Tour Du Mont Blanc [HELP REQUESTED] Tour Du Mont Blanc

Hi Guys,

Greetings! We are thinking of doing the Tour do Mont Blanc (Counter clockwise) at the end of May (25th May - 5 June) this year. We had a few quick questions to prepare for it and would really appreciate your help.

1. Will there be lot of snow on the trail? Can we do it in regular hiking boots (or do we need crampons, snow shows, ice axe, etc.)?
2. Are the cabins/huts ...
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Dolomites Highlights?

A question for those of you who've spent some time in the Dolomites, from a hiking and via ferrata perspective, what would be some of the highlights of the Dolomites? So far the only route I've seen mentioned multiple times in different places is the Via Delle Bocchette (Centrale/Alte). Anything else recommended for someone who's got a a few days and a car to get around? Mid September
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Best Single Pitch Mid-Grade Sport Climbing in France?

Caravanning through Southern France for a few weeks this summer with the family. Looking for the best single pitch, moderate sport climbing area that would be kid friendly and have camping near. The kids are novice climbers.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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Via Dinarica Bosnia - Montenegro

In June we are heading back for Bosnia, after a winter traverse of Bjelasnica and Prenj some years back. This time we go for summer conditions and we would like to follow the Via Dinarica from Sarajevo in Bosnia to Zabljak in Montenegro. However like last time it is difficult to find maps and figuring out a route that is minefree. Can anyone help us?
We travel in autonomy, so camp out and cook our ...
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Switzerland 3 week hiking itinerary, need help!

Hi everyone, I am overwhelmed by the options in France/Switzerland. I'm not complaining, it's a good problem to have :) My wife and I will be in Switzerland for three weeks in September and our only purpose is to hike. I've gotten some great advice on this forum already but would like to post my tentative list of hikes to see what everyone thinks. We only have ...
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Winter Mountaineering in the Tatras

Howya lads,

Just a query for my illustrious brethren of the mountains. Since I've a very rambling train of thought, please be gracious and stay with me.

Our climbing club in my college are currently researching an alternative for our winter break mountaineering trip. Being Irish, we traditionally grab the ferry over to Scotland and climb in the western Highlands for a couple of weeks, mostly grade I-IV Scottish Winter routes. It's great craic but ...
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Matterhorn 2014

Looking to hire a guide to climb Matterhorn towards the end of June. Any recommendations? I know the Swiss hut is closed for remodelling this year, but I assume you can still climb that side if you want to bring a tent up to the hut area, yes? Alternatively, an Italian side attempt looks good too, but (at least online), they appear to be less organized than thier Swiss counterparts (shocking, I know).

Anyway, please ...
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Want to do some glacier travel, inexperienced?

Hi, my wife and I are avid hikers and I've done a couple of guided winter tours on glaciers with a group (Spearhead Traverse and Wapta Traverse in Canada). But I really love dry glaciers in the summer, my favorite hikes have all been hikes that get me close to big dry glaciers. This year my wife and I are planning a trip to the alps (french/swiss) and I'd really like to go beyond regular ...
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Walker's Haute Route - Favorite Section?

Not sure if this is the right forum for this kind of question since it's about hiking, but just curious, those who've hiked the haute route in the summer.. what was your favorite section? I'm unable to do more than one overnight at a time. I was thinking the section from Cabane Mont Fort to Arolla via Col Termin with an overnight at Cabane de Prafleur looked interesting, but I have no idea. So were ...
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Climbing in Zermatt this May


I'm highly likely going to climb in Swiss alps, in Zermatt this may.
The trip would start last day of april and last until 18th of may.

And to the subject. I'm planning on climbing maybe a one or two PD+ routes but mostly those AD- and AD ones. At the moment the peaks I've been looking at are: Ober Gabelhorn, Zinalrothorn, Lenszpitze, Dufourspitze, Dent Blance, Rimpfischhorn and Dent d'Herens.
I'm going alone again ...
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