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Q&A Accessibility of hiking trails in Nepal during December

I'm planning on Annapurna base camp or Manaslu circuit trek in December (mostly the end of December). I know December is the winter season in Nepal and is expected to be quite cold at that time. Ha...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Trekking with a donkey

I've just seen a documentary in which a guy trekks through some rugged terrain while he has his cargo on a donkey. It's a pretty cool and versatile animal overall. What are some pros and cons of t...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Q&A Guidebook for Hiking activities around Geneva

Any recommendations for good hiking books describing trails, camp sites (back- and front-country), etc. along with their topology, difficulty levels for Switzerland, especially around Geneva? Somet...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by nGlacTOwnS‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Handling feminine hygiene on multiple-month treks?

How can I handle multiple months of menstrual cycles on a long trek like the Appalachian Trail? I am asking about how to handle the mess. Here are my personal considerations: Using hormonal bir...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Clare Steen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should we protect ourselves from a lightning strike?

We are in the great outdoors and a massive thunderstorm will be over us soon. What steps should we take to be safe from a lightning strike? This question is not "am I safe in my tent" etc. You ar...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there tents with better space-to-weight ratio than tunnel tents?

Sadly after many years my trusted Helsport tunnel tent1 took some damage in a storm that I'm not sure will be repairable. I'm therefore looking into the possibility of getting a new tent. When I l...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by fgysin reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to carry perishable foods on a multi-day trip, without it going rotten?

We want to trek in a jungle for 4 days and we want to carry sufficient food for all days without it becoming rotten. Is there a special tool we should buy or a specific case to take into account in...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by ALH‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are effective trekking-groceries in terms of energy/mass ratio while maintaining a healthy balance of carbs, fats, proteins and vitamins?

Sure it is nice to carry around huge packs of fresh vegetables and some beef in order to prepare a proper dish. However, it takes up space and moreover lots of mass in your backpack. Also, a pound...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Andreas Schwab‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What temperature rating of sleeping bag, season of tent and R value of a pad are needed for autumn camping in Norway?

I'm currently planning a trekking trip in the north of Norway in September/early October. Because most of my current gear is way to heavy or only for hot weather I'm buying a new set of camping eq...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by GittingGud‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Adjustable cross-country-skiing poles vs trekking poles

Are there any features to regular trekking poles that adjustable cross-country ski poles do not have? I know that many people use trekking poles for snowshoeing but are there any reason adjustable ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Trekking in Russia similar to Kungsleden

I've been walking the Kungsleden in the Sweden Lapland recently and I enjoyed it very much. I'd like to try again a similar trek but this time I'd love to go to either Kamchatka or South Siberia (n...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by None‭

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Q&A Week long trek, how far each day? pace?

Background info: For environment, it is southwestern British Columbia and the weather is fair and there is plenty of water around. Pace wise, on level terrain, with or without water I have sometim...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Alexander‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Descending a dry grass slope with serious inclination and exposure

This post here mainly talks about Ice slopes I reckon. The region where I live, we don't have Ice slopes, but we have lots of grass slopes. Usual threat is a slope, probably a good 100 m, no bolt...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Google Map Hiking Trail

What do the red and blue solid curves in this Google Map indicate? This is around Dachstein, Austria. Link: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Dachstein+Krippenstein+-+Dachstein+Tourismus+AG/Lodge+...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nikhil‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's a good back-up wood and alcohol stove?

I am looking for a back-up stove capable of burning wood and alcohol. Can you suggest one? I would like it to burn alcohol and wood (most important) be cheap be small be robust be light (least im...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the Pros and Cons of Trekking Solo?

I was going through this amazing post here at TGO which talks of trekking solo. As far as I know of TGO culture, this question here might sound a really opinion-based question, or rather a too broa...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I use one or two trekking poles?

I am preparing for a Himalayan Expedition which requires trekking pole.Trekking altitude 16000 ft and melting snow. I haven't used any aluminium/carbon fiber poles yet. I usually find a wooden hik...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by eirenaios‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Timberland classic 6 inch boots for mountain hiking/trekking

The original Timberland classic 6-inch boots were made 40 years ago for the cold, wet and mountainous terrain of New England. They were innovative footwear for their time, but now have become mostl...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Yogesch‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why are zip-in (fleece + hardshell) jackets so rare?

I'm currently looking for a couple of things for a Nepal trekking trip. Two things are a good hardshell and a thick fleece jacket. I once had a super cheap fleece + hardshell which I could "zip in"...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Martin Thoma‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the feed/day limit for various pack animals?

Wikipedia lists these common pack animals Camel Yak Reindeer Goats Water buffaloes Llama Equines including horses, donkeys, and mules Dogs (packing and sledding should have different values) E...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What could possibly go wrong in Sarek?

I want to go hiking in Sweden this summer with a few friends (forming a group of about 5-7 people) for one or two weeks. The goals we targeted were mainly Kungsleden and Sarek. While a hike on Kung...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by sammex‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are quality differences between Fleece?

I'm currently preparing for 3 weeks of Trekking in March in Nepal (Lukla / Cho La Pass / Everest Base Camp...). One thing my guide told me to bring is a Fleece jacket. I'm confused by the wide ran...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Martin Thoma‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What clothing or gear should I wear to prevent ticks?

When I hunt grouse I usually wear hip waders to be able to cross small creeks and to not get my pants wet from dew. My problem is that I get a lot of junk collected in my waders, and specifically...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by serge‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Shoes for hiking and minor rock climbing in Australia?

The reason I'm asking this is, I currently have a pair which I purchased from KMart for around $30 AUD, I've been using them for a while but I found they do not have proper griping on steep and une...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Nigel Fds‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are trades routes and/or mountain routes still used?

Some background: I live in the western part of state of Maharashtra, India. The city of Pune is located on the Deccan Plateau. Deccan plateau itself is huge. The western section of the plateau has...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Getting lost and circling a trail in a loop?

What is the term for that phenomenon when someone in wilderness start experiencing a strange situation? When, They aren't certain that they have lost the route They may or may not be walking on a...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking with kids - what are the right distances?

We're currently planning a tour in the alps. Nothing too big. Just going uphill with the cable-way and then doing 15 km on top. This is because we've a 2 year and a 5 year old girl with us. We can ...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Effective breathing techniques for high inclination, tougher hikes

I've come across a lot of articles talking of breathing techniques while running. However, I've not come across any which talks of breathing techniques for tough hikes (tough in terms of inclinatio...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to prevent metal eyelets from rusting?

I have these hiking shoes that have metal hook type of eyelets. Since I frequently go to the leech infested areas of the western ghats in India, I'm forced to use salt on my shoes to prevent leeche...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to find water in thick tropical forests?

A couple of years ago, we hiked up to a place in the western ghats during the month of December (end of it). Which is actually the end of winter in the Indian subcontinent. The biggest problem we f...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Trekking solo in Western Ghats, India

I have read a few blogs about people and their solo trekking experiences. At the first glance at it, 'whether to trek solo or not' sounds like an opinion based thing, but I wonder if there are any ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Josh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I have to have a guide for the Milam Glacier trek in India?

Does anybody know whether it is mandatory to have a guide for the Milam Glacier trek in Uttarakhand, India? What about permits?

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Vladimir Vinarsky‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are possible trekking routes in the Atacama region in Chile in mid April?

I would like to visit northern Chile and particularly the Atacama region. The goal would be to trek in the area, during about 10-12 days. It can be one long route or several shorter ones. What rou...

0 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Giomsen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it easier for shorter people to walk the slopes of a mountain due to a lower center of gravity?

Apart from the obvious advantages of longer strides and reach, does a higher center of gravity make it more difficult for taller people to walk the slopes of a mountain? Or in other terms, do short...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should one deliberately eat more and put on weight before going on long treks?

Recently I saw a podcast of Alex Honnold with Rich Roll where Alex speaks about deliberately eating up and gaining weight before going on an Antarctic expedition (I'm assuming this is because of th...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I prepare my body for a relatively hard hike?

I'm from Munich, Germany. There is a German highest mountain Zugspitze (2.962m) close to the city (2 hours with a train), and I want to climb it in spring. Base camp is 700m high. There are a coup...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Deutche Knabe‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the possible risks of exercising at high altitudes?

Are there any possible risks of exercising (body weight, calisthenics only) at high altitudes? I'm talking of altitudes above 4500m. The whole premise is not to lose muscle mass. Background: I'll ...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I expect to visit Camp 1 and beyond on an Everest base camp expedition?

I am planning to do a 16 day "standard" Everest base camp trek in Nepal coming September. Can I expect to visit Camp 1 (or even beyond?) as well or is this completely off limits for casual tourist...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by user1721135‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Trekking solo in South Africa

This is an almost similar question to this one: Trekking solo in Western Ghats, India I have read a few blogs about people and their solo trekking experiences. At the first glance at it, 'whether ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Josh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Group Trips: 1 Large cook group or smaller cook groups of 3 or 4?

On trips I lead, we always split up into smaller cook groups, yet I did have one occasion a long time ago where we cooked as one large cook group. Long enough that I don't remember if it worked wel...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by manoftheson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A When should you carry a firearm when hiking/trekking?

When my friend planned to hike the Appalachian trail, his mother insisted he take her small handgun. I didn't think it would be a great idea in that case, but I'm sure there must be times when such...

9 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by That Idiot‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Making my own Vapor Barrier Liner for a mummy sleeping bag

I'm trekking up the Kilimanjaro and planned on using my sleeping bag which is rated for -10 / +10 with an extreme at -17 degree Celsius. I read that temperatures may plunge down to -25° at the very...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by ChrisR‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A UV Protection while trekking at 5000m for myopic vision

I have trouble seeing distant things and have myopia. Thus I prefer glasses with my prescription number (which is both cylindrical and spherical). I want protection from UV rays as I am going to sp...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by singhsumit‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I conserve water over long treks?

Is there any way I can balance out drinking water when taking a trek, or simply taking a hike to one of the local peaks around here? Even if I come stocked, I tend to end up run out of water close ...

4 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by yuritsuki‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I reliably diagnose my own dehydration?

Drinking too much (and wasting it) or insufficient water quantity can be dangerous. The current method that I am using to judge if I am doing it correctly is urine colour: clear white - if water ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Vorac‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Best method of carrying fruits over a period of 3 days while on a trek

While trekking, I prefer having fruits in the real form, not dried ones and no pulp or juices. When carried without being squished fruits like apple, litchi and strawberries don't rot in a couple ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tips and tricks for backpacking with a guitar

There are numerous compact and travel guitars that exist, some of which are designed specifically for outdoor pursuits like backpacking. This is one I've been considering. Being a musician, music...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by manoftheson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where can I find good topographical maps of Peru?

Disclaimer: I'm not even sure if this is an appropriate question for this forum, but I lack the requisite reputation to ask for a judgement call on meta. I'm in the very early stages of planning a...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Alex Clough‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to understand contour map and plan a possible trekking route using one such contour map?

I am planning for a trek in coming winters. Thats not a regular or a trodden trail, its more of an optimistic approach onto a mountain. All the information that I have says that I was never a route...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range

Recently climbed a summit name Stok Kangri(6153m) in Leh, India. I wanted to know if there are similar high altitude peaks which can be climbed without much of mountaineering expertise required in ...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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