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How technical is Illimani?

I am probably heading down to Bolivia this June and plan to do some peaks when I am there visiting my sister-in-law who lives in La Paz. She is a relative newbie by mountaineering standards (climbed Huayna Potosi and that is about it to my knowledge), however I have climbed pretty extensively in CA and completed technical routes on a number of 13k-14k peaks. I am competent leading rock, ice, and spending days on the ...
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Dolomites Alta Via 2

Hello everybody.

I was thinking of going to the Dolomites this July and doing the Alta Via 2. I've done a couple of climbs (Mont Blanc, Gredos) but lately I haven't been able to climb anything. I have a couple of questions if you could help me.

1) Can I rent via ferrata equipment at some hut? What's the price?
2) Do I need to book the huts with a couple of weeks in advance ...
Read more : Dolomites Alta Via 2 | Views : 116 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Europe

Insurance Nepal mountaineering?

Hello. I'm in Australia and looking for insurance that will cover mountaineering activities up to 6,500m in Nepal. I'm trying to get over there later this year for some trekking peaks and passes, with Sherpa and crew.

The only insurance company I know of that does this is Insured4Less, who appear to be good - though have never called upon them. I don't think WorldNomads do mountaineering activities up to 6,500m.

Insure4Less usually make you ...
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Kilimanjaro - Northern Circuit


Could someone recommend a good tour operator that has a Northern circuit tour lined up in the last week of February 2016.

Serengetti Pride sounds good but their dates don't suit me.

Appreciate all the help I could get.

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Aconcagua Tour operator


Can anyone advice me about a Aconcagua tour company called "Aconcagua Adventures".

Spoke with their rep. They sound good and professional but couldn't find any review about them over the internet.

Has anyone climbed with them or know of someone who may have climbed with them.

I'm 100% done for attempting Aconcagua during the low season and need to decide which tour operator to go with.

Any help or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Advice on the Pyrenees / los Pirineos

This especially is directed to the Spanish team :wink:
Diego Sahagún wrote:The language will be Spanish, I'm sorry for the people who can't speak.

So I open up an own thread:

I want to spend my family holidays in the Pyrenees. High season, two weeks with accomodation booked in advance in one or two locations. Perhaps one on each side (Aragon or Cataluna and Languedoc-Roussillon or Midi-Pyrénées) ...
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Hi all,

I'm looking forward to doing Aconcagua this year via the normal route. The problem is that the only time I have on me is from Late March up to mid April.

I can't find any company so far that offers tours during this period.

Does anyone know a company that may offer a tour during this period.

Even if they do, is it recommended. How many people can I expect to find on ...
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How reliable are porters/etc in Peru (Huaraz) ?

In reality, how easy or difficult is it for foreigners to organize all logistics locally after arriving in Huaraz? Any comparison to reliability / quality / cost compared to a guide agency? Obviously, guiding agencies say they are way more reliable, but that's a biased opinion:)

How reliable were the porters/cooks/etc that you've hired yourselves? Presumably you also had to rent gear for them.

This would be for heading to a popular camp like ishinca ...
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Pico de Orizaba trip and conditions Dec 18-23 Pico de Orizaba trip and conditions Dec 18-23

took a great trip to Orizaba with my father before Christmas. seemed like there was a lot less snow and ice on the mountain than there is normally, not going to complain. conditions were great and the place was not crowded at all (summit on a Tuesday).

watch the adventure in 4K and ENJOY! :) :o


Ayoloco glacier, Mexico?

Is their a reliable water source near the Ayoloco hut?
Is the hut in halfway decent shape for sleeping in?
We'll need crampons, not just microspices, yes?
Can we rent a stove in Amecameca?

We're 6 people going down next week to climb Ixta by this route, and descend the normal route.
Thanks in advance!!
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