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Elbrus GPS


I'm going to Elbrus in 2 weeks and plan to climb it unguided I understand there are fixed ropes near the summit, is this true? But was thinking of buying a GPS just in the case the weather turns bad or cloud/fog move in. Can anyone recommend a good TOPO for the Elbrus region. I was looking at the Garmin gpsmap 64s but I cannot find a TOPO map for Elbrus for the device ...
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Breche de Roland, Pyrenees

Hi everybody. I am new to this Forum. I will go to Toulouse, FR for a while and would like to do some hikes in the Pyrenees. Especially Breche De Roland, starting from Cirque de Gavarnie. I would like to do it in Spring, just to avoid big crowds.
Is there anybody who hiked there recently and could share a trip report, and potential dangers, especially up in the snowfields?
Tourist information says the trail ...
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Hello everyone,

I'm a normal trekker who has done quite a lot of mountains in the Pyrenees and with scrambling experience, but I don't climb, although I have no fear of cliffs. This summer I wanted to climb the Watzmann, approximately on the middle of June, but I have checked and the ridge is better to do it without snow or ice. Anyone knows what are the snow conditions of the Watzmann around middle June? ...
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Climb Mulhacen in Spain from Capileira

1. I understand the road from Capileira to Hoya del Portillo is not a good road. Can a 2-wheel-drive car be able to go from Capileira to Hoya del Portillo?
2. How long does it take to walk from Hoya del Portillo to the summit of Mulhacen
3. How long does it take to walk from Trevelez to the summit of Mulhacen
Thank you for looking into my questions.
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Lost ski near summit ridge of Pizzo Tresero (Italy)

Hello everybody,
On Monday April 24th, I was climbing with a group of people and a guide, from Ref. Forni to the summit of Pizzo Tresero on skis.
A few meters below the summit ridge, I lost a ski!

There was a thick fog that day, so when my ski went straight down, it quickly disappeared.
According to my guide, it went down the north face in the direction of the Vedretta di Cerena.
Because ...
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Best locations for trekking late May?

I'm looking for trekking suggestions in the Western European time zone or the western hemisphere in the last week of May. I've got a week to figure out where I want to go because I learned last week I'd be able to take a couple of weeks off of work.

I was thinking about Jotunheimen in Norway because of ease of access, relative safety of the country, clean water along with lots of hikeable summits ...
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Balkans circuit hikes & moderate climb recommendations

I'm considering a trip to the Balkans this summer/early fall. I have been to the Julian Alps in Slovenia, so I'm considering the Dinaric Alps this time. Does anyone have any suggestions on circuit hikes (up to 40 miles), moderate climbs or via ferrata routes? Any recommended months? I'm assuming that Aug the most crowded with most of Europe on vacation. I have info on Via Dinarica, but am more of a cram a bunch ...
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Val Darengo Trekking Questions Val Darengo Trekking Questions

I am planning on spending a few days trekking in/around the Val Darengo near Lake Como in late April early May. I have a few questions:

1. Map. I have a Global Map hiking map of Lake Como area but the Val Darengo area is not included. Is there a hiking map by Kompass or others that includes this area?
2. Emergency Contact. I will be carrying a InReach satellite device which of course is ...
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Advice for Beginner Traveling the World?

Hey all, I'm young and fit with not a whole lot of experience looking to build experience and get do more outings. I should find a mountaineering club and/or climbing gym, make connections, and start tackling peaks in my area, right? Well, I'm also traveling around the world I'm undertaking alone (for unrelated reasons) and while I'm hardly going to hit the seven summits I want to get the most out of the opportunities this ...
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Winter hut tour in the Dolomites?

We are interested in doing a 2-3 day winter hiking tour in the Dolomites (snow shoes, no skis), preferably with some overnight stays in huts. Does anybody have good tips for such a tour, taking into account huts and avalanche dangers? I found that many of the huts are private and don't have winter rooms ..

Any information is very welcome!
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