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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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Aconcagua normal route gps coordinates

The link at the 2013 post is no longer active. Any leads on waypoint / gps data / maps for the normal route on Aconcagua? - or - any recommendations on searchable databases for routes outside of the US?

Thanks much!

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Huaraz/Peru gear logistics for cook and guide

In your experience, how long does it take to acquire all the gear for a local cook, and local AGMP guide, for say an 8 day ishinca valley stay?
We're considering the tradeoff between cost and minimal effort of a guided package, and cultural experience and effort spent organizing everything ourselves.
Is organizing an easy 1-day endeavor, or stressful, or ...?
FYI we have 3 days in Hauraz after arriving, before starting our acclimatization and ...
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Aconcagua Unassisted. Stupid?

Greetings SummitPost brothers and sisters,
I'm hoping to solicit an opinion from you fine folks regarding my plan for Aconcagua. I'll try to be brief.

I have some climbing experience, some hiking experience, and some decent outdoorsy experience. That said, I've probably never been above 4000m so Aconcagua would be my first big mountain.

Ideally, I'd like to try the mountain in the first week of January. This gives me 300 days to train and ...
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What's New in South America

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Bolivian guide services

I'm looking for guide service recommendations for Bolivia. I've heard http://www.bolivianmountainguides.com<http://www.bolivianmountainguides.com> is ok, and also came across http://www.bolivianmountains.com<http://www.bolivianmountains.com>, anyone have experience with either of these?

For what it's worth, I think our team would be plenty competent without a guide, but we still would like a cook, donkeys, transportation, logistics, etc., so adding a guide is probably not much different at that point.
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Ecuador Volcanoes vs. Peru

I am currently debating on which guided climb to pursue this summer. I have a lot of experience with winter camping and long hiking trips. I have summited both Mt. Shuksan and Mt. Baker and have completed a week-long glacier mountaineering course. Currently, I train 5-6 days a week. The plan is to head to South America to get some experience with altitude- I have not been above 12K feet. The question is, would the ...
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