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Huascaran Sur July beta wanted Huascaran Sur July beta wanted

Planning summit attempt of Huascaran Sur, standard route. Anyone have any current beta on the condition of the route, garganta etc...?
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Gas canister in San Juan / Argentina

As Mendoza's airport ist closed till early december I will arrive in San Juan and thinking about to start my mountain trip from there. Does sombody knows where to buy gas canisters in San Juan?
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Risk of theft in Cordillera Blanca

What is the general opinion on gear safety at your basecamp in the less populated valleys?

We are planning a trip to one of the less popular Quebradas for a week or so while we attempt 2-3 acclimatization peaks. We are able to carry most of our gear but likely will need to hire an arriero and a burro, but want to hire him only for the trek in. Is there a risk of leaving ...
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Refuge food (Ishinca Valley). Any feedback?

Have any of you taken ill from the food served by the ishinca valley refuge? How safe is it for foreigners, compared with hiring an independent cook?
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General 2016 conditions around Ishinca valley?

Anyone been to the ishinca valley recently? Will be heading there to climb in a month, and so am looking around for any beta photos or conditions reports, as additional pieces of info on how the climbing season is shaping up.
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***GEAR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR Torres del Paine ***

I'll be hitting Torres del Paine at the end of the month and wanted to know who has been there and what you would change about your gear selection looking back on your hike of "The W."

What size packs did those of you who independently hiked The W use?

Also, I plan on not using the Refuge's and tenting it the entire time.
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Ushuaia accommodation - tips?


I'm looking for some recommendations on cheap and cheerful accommodation in Ushuaia for December. For comparison, think more Star Hotel / Pheasant Lodge, rather than the Radison (Kathmandu accommodation analogy).

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May 2017 Ecuador Trip

Hey guys, so me and three or four other buddies have started bullshitting around with the idea of going down to Ecuador to climb Chimborazo next May (2017).. Does anybody have any major pointers or advice to give us? I am aware that you must hire a guide, does anyone have experience with a guiding service for that area?? I am really just super stoked for this and wanted to hear if anybody had advice ...
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Ecuador's earthquake and tourism

Many of you may know already about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador. The Region mainly affected by the earthquake is the Pacific Coast and the Provinces on Esmeraldas, Manabi and Guayas. Other Natural Regions, Andes, Amazon and Galapagos have been declared intact and fully operational and catering to tourism.

Here's some extra info...

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Easy Mountain to Climb in Patagonia

Hi All,

The wife & I are planning a trip to Patagonia in November this year & wanted to spend 1-3 days hiking / trekking (nothing technical) up a mountain (guided if possible) with spectacular views from the summit. Any suggestions?

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