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Quick Summit of Orizaba

Hello,
I'm wondering if it is possible to do an Orizaba trip in only a few days. Most of the guided trips take 7-10+ days total. I just don't have that much vacation time to spare and I'm not too interested in doing the "culture" thing.

Is it possible to do something like fly in, drive to the trailhead, sleep at high camp, summit the next day, then fly out the third day?

I live ...
Read more : Quick Summit of Orizaba | Views : 317 | Replies : 9 | Forum : Mexico, Central America and Caribbean


tour operator for Bolivia trip august 2017

Hi all,

Our program for august 2017 in Bolivia is made, BUT up to now I have no clue how to go about logistics there.
Any good contacts?
Our (3 pax team so far) plan: La Paz & Isla del Sol for acclimatization, Pico Austria, Pequeno Alpamayo, Cabeza del Condor & Huaina Potosi as first block. Second block Ilimani and last but not least: Acotango or Parinacota (depending on the still available energy after having ...
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Climbing

I'm looking for a few peaks I could summit in the Alps or Greenland where the route only requires crampons and an ice axe, and no rope. This would mean avoiding glaciers. Any suggestions?
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Good starter 3000/4000ers Alps?

Hi everyone,

New to this forum.

What would be recommended for someones first 3000/4000er in the Alps? Guided or non guided I don't mind.

I'm based in the UK and spent many days in the mountains here, but they are quite small compared to the rest of Europe. I also spent a couple of weeks in the Alps over the summer. The highest I've been so far is 2,970m hiking up the Schiltorn in Switzerland. ...
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Gasherbrum 2 Pakistan

New to this site but figured some people would be interested in our write up of our climb up Gasherbum 2 this last summer. I posted it on the Gasherbum 2 page but I guess people aren't seeing it. Link here: http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=17334
Read more : Gasherbrum 2 Pakistan | Views : 299 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Asia


Need advice on Ecuador mountaineering trip

I will be going with a friend down to Ecuador for 2 weeks ( +/- a few days as necessary ) in the beginning of January with the intent of getting as much as we can out of the mountaineering opportunities there. Just for some background info, we're from the Northeast US and can handle ourselves with crampons and an ice axe and have technical ice/rock experience but have no high altitude experience and very ...
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Trying to reserve Hornli hut early.

I'm planning a climbing trip to Switzerland for next summer and my biggest motivation to plan early was my worry that the Hornli hut would book up very early. From the website, however, it looks like they won't start taking reservations for next season until June 1, 2017! http://www.hoernlihuette.ch/reservation_46.html I tried calling and no answer. Is this typical for the Hornli hut?
Read more : Trying to reserve Hornli hut early. | Views : 360 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Europe


Acclimatizing at Aconcagua

Hi,

I'm looking forward to doing Aconcagua this season. I'm 29 years old. I've been up to 6000 meters altitute in the past. But that was more than four years ago (and that's still roughly 1000 meters less than aconcagua).

Do you think I would acclimatize well with Aconcagua given my experience.

Looking forward to hearing from anyone who could advice.
Read more : Acclimatizing at Aconcagua | Views : 442 | Replies : 2 | Forum : South America


El Chalten - Easy Climb

Hi All,

My wife & I are spending 4 whole days in El Chalten & we wanted to make the most of it by climbing (hiking) an easy non-technical mountain in the area where we can get spectacular views. Are you able to recommend anything that takes one to four days to climb (guided or unguided)? We don't even mind doing multiple smaller climbs (1/2 day climbs).

Thanks in advance for any help!

Cheers,
MD
Read more : El Chalten - Easy Climb | Views : 340 | Replies : 0 | Forum : South America


Elbrus via The West Face/West Buttress

I got a tip on another forum about this route because when I go to Elbrus I'd like to do something a bit more challenging than a straight slog. I thought about doing a winter ascent, which some outfits have, but doing a more technical route could be even better. Does anyone know more about this, it's extremely hard to find info online. There are two guide companies offering it, AlexClimb and ExtremeTime.ru. It's supposed ...
Read more : Elbrus via The West Face/West Buttress | Views : 442 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Europe


 

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