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Q&A The best places in the world you've seen? [closed]

The best places you've ever been to? And how did you get there, as I want to go somewhere myself...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by Eyrello‭  ·  closed 12d ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Where in the Alps is it safe to drink the water without filtering?

In some places, the Swedish Lappland for example, it's perfectly fine and even recommended to drink water directly from streams. Is it also recommended whilst hiking in the Alps, and if so is it o...

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by victoriah‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Overnight hiking in Italian Alps in late autumn?

I am planning to spend about a week in Italian/Swiss border Alps in late October. The base plan is to hire a 4WD and drive along the border slowly, stopping a lot for less-than-a-day hikes (staying...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Greendrake‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hallstatt trek: Obertraun to Lodge am Krippenstein

I want to trek from Obertraun to Lodge am Krippenstein, as indicated in this google map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Dachstein+Krippenstein+-+Dachstein+Tourismus+AG/Lodge+am+Krippenstein,+Win...

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

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Q&A Are there any ski touring routes in the Austrian\Swiss Alps suitable for kids?

I would like to go for a week on skialp tour with kids (3 adults, 3 kids ~8 years old) this winter (end of December to January). I would like to go from hut to hut as some kids are too small to sta...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user1209304‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Summitting Breithorn in the winter?

I am interested in summitting Breithorn this winter (late January) using crampons and an ice axe. I am in excellent physical shape but I do not have much alpine experience. I have seen mixed review...

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

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Q&A How warm should a sleeping bag be to sleep in summer in the Alps comfortably?

I am looking to buy an ultralight sleeping bag, that would be warm enough for sleeping in the Alps in summer comfortably. I would be sleeping in a tent on a sleeping mat. I would probably be stayin...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by april rain‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it dangerous to go to Mountains when snow is melting?

This year beginning of May 2018 we with my friend visited Valle Grande in Italian Alps. Begging from 1500 meters there was snow, on the high of 1900m there was pretty deep snow and it was actively ...

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

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Q&A Baby-friendly trek near Innsbruck

My family is going to Innsbruck in August, and we want to do a 3-4 day mountain hut trek. This will be our first trek with our son, who will be 16 months old. I can see many, many huts and trails i...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Eyal‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can the Swiss Alps be hiked in the winter?

I would like to hike part of the Alps that go from France to Slovenia, but I'm not sure what type of equipment I'll need. I'm wondering if I need to bring crampons; I have Icetrekkers (Diamond Grip...

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

Question gear hiking safety alps
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Q&A What could be a long and scenic two days backcountry ski tour in Switzerland, bivying on the snow?

I am a backcountry skier/snowshoes hiker and I finally want to do an overnight experience in the Alps. The Simplon Dorf area would be ideal (for I can access it quite easily), but any southern Sw...

0 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Dakatine‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Climbing before 1950: photography book/database

I am looking for a book or digital database of rock climbing pictures from before 1950. I tried to search online, but, except for a few pictures, I didn't have much luck. Also, the name of the ph...

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

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Q&A How to get drinking water if I am stuck below Matterhorn summit?

Suppose I am descending the Matterhorn along the Hörnli ridge, and night falls when I am near the Solvay emergency hut (4003 m; safe bivouac is several hours of descent away). In this case, I belie...

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

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Q&A How much more difficult is the Haute Route than the Annapurna trek?

We've completed the Annapurna trek from Bhulbhule to Muktinath in 11 days without special difficulties or knee aches. How much harder would the Haute Route be? Would you consider doing the Tour du...

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

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Q&A What's a good time to see autumn colors in the Maritime and Cottian Alps?

What is a good time of year to see autumn colours in the higher areas of the Maritime and Cottian Alps, in particular yellow larches such as in this photo¹? I may have the opportunity to visit eit...

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

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Q&A Are all Alpine winterraums just for emergency?

I would love to spend a few winter nights with my friends in a winterraum (winter room) in the Alps; officially, with the owner’s permission. Are all the winterraums meant for emergency only, or ar...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by zoul‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Am I allowed to sleep in the wild in the Austrian Alps?

I don't mean to use a tent, just a mat + a sleeping bag, or possibly a bivy sack if the weather is foul.

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by zoul‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Highest point of the Planneralm 3D course (Robin Hood land)

I'll travel to the Planneralm next summer to shoot a little 3D. However, we've a person in the group which is a little bit concerned about the height (she has a shortness of breath if she goes too ...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Highest point of the Planneralm 3D course (Robin Hood land)

I'll travel to the Planneralm next summer to shoot a little 3D. However, we've a person in the group which is a little bit concerned about the height (she has a shortness of breath if she goes too ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Rifugio (Mountain Hut) trek in Austria

I'm interested in combining a three to five day "rifugio" based trek in southern Austria with a visit to Vienna. In other words, I'd like to be able to fly in to somewhere nearby - Vienna, Salzbur...

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Eyal‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Walking from Macugnaga to Saas-Fee

We're planning a trip to walk from Macugnaga (Italy) to Saas-Fee (Switzerland), probably as a 2-day hike over the Monte Moro pass through the Alps. The trip is planned for August 2015. Has anyone...

0 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by kittylyst‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Good 2-day Alpine hike near Liezen, Austria?

We are a reasonably athletic couple who enjoy hiking and being outdoors. We will be in Austria for a wedding in August so we decided to make a week of it, stay in a couple of towns, but also do a c...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Matt‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Understanding/comparing via ferrata grades?

I have a bit of experience going on via ferratas. But never wondered about their grading. I know that most countries have 1 to 5 grading systems. From that I have seen grade 1 would be doable by a...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Val‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Am I allowed to swim in the Austrian Alps lakes?

The title really says it all, is it legal to swim in the lakes in the Austrian Alps?

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by zoul‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A Booking Alpine huts

I'm planning to head to the Alps this summer to walk the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Does anyhow know how far in advance I need to book the huts? Months, weeks or just a few days? Also t...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Simon Hodgson‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

Question mountaineering alps

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