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Monte Rosa (Castor, Pollux, Dufourspitze)

Hi all
I need an advice - about listed summits
I want to visit all three summits at the end of august?

So If you can answer on my questions - or just give a hint it will be perfect

1) Is it possible to have camping there , or it just forbidden?
2) What problems I could have visiting this region in that time
3) If camping is forbidden - what hutes are more ...
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Hiking/Scrambling Grade Conversion Chart

Hi all,
I'm looking for a hiking and scrambling grade conversion chart (if one exists) or help in creating one. There are plenty of examples online and in guidebooks of climbing grade conversions, but none of these go below the level of technical rock climbing to include scrambling and off-trail hiking. I've found some information about some of the commonly used grading systems such as the Swiss Alpine Club scale and the Ashton system used ...
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Training and Nutrition Guide for Mt. Whitney Training and Nutrition Guide for Mt. Whitney

I've summited Mt. Whitney four times. Each summit was under 6 hours. Below is my comprehensive training and nutrition guide specifically tailored for Mt. Whitney. Please let me know if you have any questions. Happy to help.



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East Coast Vs. West Coast Hiking

I live in Utah. The majority of my experience hiking on and off trails comes from hiking peaks on Forest Service and BLM in the Mountain West region. I recently started doing the state high points and took my first trip to the East Coast this last week. I hiked Katahdin in Maine and Washington in NH and spent some time on a few other trails in the region.

My question for everyone: Have you ...
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Speed Record on 14ers. A most inspiring trip to Colorado!

Wednesday (was it only Wednesday?) I set out to the Rocky Mountains national park with my sister, Mareshah. The plan is to take a hike on Longs peak (one of Colorado's 58, 14,000+ foot peaks, ie; 14er) I fear my competency is in doubt as I haven't done any sustained routine exercise in years. I've been smoking too much in the past few months. I am unaccustomed to being at higher altitudes. And since I ...
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Unfinished Business

I wonder if anyone else feels this way - that any peaks you have attempted but failed at for some reason tend to gnaw at you and have more subsequent attraction than other peaks. They seem like unfinished business. I feel that if ever I am in the vicinity of one of these peaks again, I must finish the job. Otherwise, I tend to favor attempting new peaks rather than revisit ones I have already ...
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Re: Suggestions?

Charlie, your destination is unclear but it appears you are talking about Mt. Washington. I wouldn't venture above treeline if the weather is poor. Whiteouts can be disorienting for anyone, especially beginners. A refreshing walk in the rain in the woods can turn into a life struggle above treeline. I do recommend trekking poles for your descent. Good luck! and welcome to Summit Post!
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Everest, the film Everest, the film


That's the trailer. Will you watch Everest :?:
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animation/cartoon about mountains

As a seasoned mountainclimber and a photographer/moviemaker I'm always been very interested in animation..
I recently finished my first 5 min long animation about the mountains and I would love to share it with people who love the mountains too..


Some time ago I also found this one which is also very very funny..

Comments are very welcome and if someone ...
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Climbing with oxygen

I'm an industrial design student and I've been tasked with redesigning an oxygen mask for mountaineering, I would really appreciate it if anyone that has experience using oxygen masks while climbing could take my survey! Your insight is incredibly valuable and would help so much! Thank you! Here is the link, its completely anonymous and you don't have to sign up to take it or anything: http://www.instant.ly/s/b1XXS Thanks again!
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