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Hi. Im new to hiking and was wondering the best item to put coordinates in so I could hike from point A to point B.
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Newbie looking for an easy climb in march

I'm a Wisconsinite looking for some beginner/easy mountaineering routes to do in March. I have experience with the basic skills, and I rock climb and ice climb during the winter here. I'm looking for a decently short route, not more than class III, in Colorado, Utah, the Southwest, or even out East that I could do with low experience. I have an ice axe and crampons, and have a partner to climb with. I'm ...
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Zika virus

There's a new health threat to be aware while you're exploring the outdoors, especially for pregnant women; the Zika Virus. WHO declares global health emergency. You definitely want to minimize your exposure and risk with the usual precautions (proper clothing, mosquito repellent, etc.)

Although the mosquito-borne virus’s symptoms are relatively mild (in healthy adults), it is believed to be linked to a surge in cases of microcephaly, a condition in which a baby is born ...
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clickbait I know, but scroll down to the New Hampshah section...

DEF not the White Mtns amirite
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Western States' prominence


I was curious about how many peaks each of the various western US states contained, based on various prominence thresholds. As shown in the top half, CA and NV come out on top based on gross totals. When adjusted for the size of the state (bottom half), WA comes out on top in every category. Thought it was interesting and worth sharing if you care for such things. Happy climbing!
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Topo Maps, European Alps

Anyone have any good advice on where to purchase topo maps for European mountains... only speak English. Just moved to Germany and will be doing a lot of climbing next spring/summer. So far I have run into roadblocks trying to use non-english web pages... working on my German but not at a level where I can quickly navigate Deutsche web pages.
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Can you help identify this location?

Dear All,

A friend of my son's has a picture of an old family member from years ago. Unfortunately all the history has long since gone, but the family are left without a clue as to where in the world their forebear made it to.

All suggestions gratefully received...
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Newbie Here.

Hi All,

I've always been relatively interested in hiking and being in the mountains, but this year I want to get more serious about it. My buddy and I want to plan a trip to climb Kings Peak (We live in Bountiful, UT), but other than being in good physical conditioning we don't have much knowledge of mountaineering.

So my question for everyone is, other than Summitpost.org, what are some other good resources I can ...
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Year Long World Mountaineering Tour

Note: I don't know where else to put this since it encompasses the entire world, so i am putting it here for now.

I've been thinking recently, and this is something I really want to do but cannot find anyone who can get the time to do this. I am looking for someone to do a full year long mountaineering tour of the world, starting around new years 2017 (exactly 1 year from now) and ...
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Ostrander Yosemite vs. Kungsleden Sweden

Last year I went cross country skiing at Taumevatn in Norway and spent a week on the Kungsleden (King's Trail) in Sweden. This year I have the opportunity to ski to Ostrander hut in Yosemite. I'm a decent skier who is still building confidence (hills can get the better of me) but I haven't skied since mid-February. I'm trying to determine whether the Ostrander ski is something I'll have fun doing.

Has anyone skied ...
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