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Q&A Equipment for driving off road in the Northeast United States

What equipment is necessary for driving on 4x4 trails and rougher forest roads in the Northeast United States? This would include safety equipment, recovery equipment and any other equipment neede...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Yossarian‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Climbing Mount Teide from sea-level

Is it possible to climb Mount Teide from sea-level in 2 days for a reasonably fit person? Essentially, I was thinking of walking up to the Altavista mountain refuge on the first day (can that be do...

9 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by cluons‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are these grayish plants with little white "hair" in Joshua Tree National Park?

While hiking Ryan Mountain (elevation 5457 feet) in Joshua Tree National Park last month, I saw several of these grayish plants near the top of the mountain. I did not see any at lower elevations. ...

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

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Q&A Would it be warmer to sleep at the bottom or on the side of a valley?

Given that temperature decreases with altitude, and yet inversions happen where cold air is below warmer air, as a general rule of thumb, where would the warmest place to sleep be? Here is one pl...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to begin trail / fell running?

I'm looking to challenge myself more than just running and wanted to know if there were any specifics in how to begin trail / fell running (In this case running up hills / mountains). Is there any...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What materials from nature can you use to build a pair of skis on a mountain?

I'm working on a survival story and want to make it authentic. If you were stranded on a mountain trying to get down as fast as possible, what would you do? EDIT: What if this was after a plane cr...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Jori Richman‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I protect myself in case of a human attack like the murders of the hikers Jespersen and Ueland in Morocco?

I read about the murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland. What safety mistakes these girls did during their camping trip? What could have been done to avoid this situation? How ca...

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

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Q&A Mountain guide leading towards a thunderstorm - does his explanation make sense?

I just got back from a guided walking trip to high mountains. There was one day when we encountered a thunderstorm - and the guide advised we are OK to proceed with the day's walking, instead of tu...

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

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Q&A Impact of throwing away fruit waste on a peak > 3200 m above a glacier

Is it okay to throw away the non-edible part of the apple - the apple core / or in general fruit waste? Does it decompose on the rock (maybe with the help of animals) and temperature, or does it in...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by cerv21‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it dangerous to rope together on an ascent of hard packed ice?

This image has recently come under considerable criticism on social media for dangerous mountaineering practices. The location is unknown as the qualified mountain guide observer wanted to maint...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Venture2099‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What easy 6,500m peaks would serve as easy qualifiers for Everest?

So there's been talk of this for a while, but it seems like the Nepalese government is finally committing and closing Everest to inexperienced climbers. So from now on, as a safety measure, if you ...

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

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Q&A What are the simplest 5000 m mountains to hike?

My friends and I are 4 years experienced hikers, and next year we want to go for a 5000 m (16,400 ft) mountain. What are the best options regarding the complexity of the trail and how beautiful the...

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

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Q&A How do people deal with sweating and 'feeling hot' at high altitude climbs (above 5500m)?

How do people deal with sweating and 'feeling hot' at high altitude climbs (above 5500m)?? Just a background on myself: I've done hikes/climbs up to 3000m where temps hit at the lowest of around ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by S. Ong‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is an efficent and effective way to find a reputable private guide for a backpacking trip?

My first question on TGO was about low altitude trips that have the feel of much higher elevations. I asked that question because of the declining physical capacity of my husband. I received spect...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A At what wind speed is hiking considered unsafe

I have enough experience with mountain hiking, but in the area where I live (the Alps), the wind rarelly gets extremelly strong, so I have no idea about judging when it is actually unsafe to hike b...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by april rain‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the snow level going to be in the Atlassian mountains(Toubkal) in the end of April?

The question is should we prepare to snow hiking in the end of April going to Toubkal? How can we predict or make educated guess on snow level? Is there any resource we can monitor snow level in ...

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

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Q&A Strategy to ascend steep scree slope

On a hike a while back, I was going up the less favored side of a large hill. Due to recent geological activity, the hill side had sort of cracked/split creating a 5-10 foot wide pathway along the ...

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

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Q&A What counts as climbing a mountain?

Obviously by anyone's definition, you need to reach the top to successfully climb a mountain, but after hiking to the top of Guadalupe Peak, where the peak is at 8,751 ft, but with a prominence of ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Travis‭  ·  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 How can I tell the difference between a Tentworm caterpillar and a Fall Webworm caterpillar by observing the web?

A question from August 13, 2018 asked what type of caterpillar was living in a cocoon on a tree at the Mass. Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, on Mt. Wachusett, in Princeton, Central Massachusetts, USA. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is growing in these cocoon-looking structures found on a mountain in Massachusetts, USA?

We found a few things which we think are cocoons on a tree at Mass. Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, on Mt. Wachusett, in Princeton, Central Massachusetts, USA. It was last week, mid-August. The tree st...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there any measurable effect on acclimatization rate for people living in middle mountains?

Do people living in middle mountains (500-1000 m.asl) have any measurable advantage against lowlanders when it comes to acclimatization? Are there measurable differences in blood cells density? ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How dangerous is it to rummage the ground in the mountains of Nevada desert with venomous creatures out there?

I made plans to do some hiking in the mountains of Nevada this weekend. I'll have someone there nearby and a hospital is an hour drive away. We thought it would be fun to uncover rocks and even dig...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Michael d‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the difference between a Pass and a Col?

Are there any specifics about how to differentiate a Pass and a Col in terms of mountaineering? For non-mountaineering and non-geographical interests it's all the same.

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fatigue on high altitudes

Time and again I read how climbers feel incredible fatigue on altitudes 7000+ m. Most of us have probably flown in airplanes on altitudes greater than that in pressurized passenger airplanes and di...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by user1095108‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the busiest months for hiking in the New Hampshire Presidential Mountains?

I'm planning a 3 day hike (somewhere between early June and early September) in the New Hampshire's White Mountains, specifically the Presidentials. I'd like to avoid the biggest crowds and would...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Gilles‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why can I hear such long distances in the mountains?

The other week me and my wife climbed into a Cwm/Corrie/Cirque in the lake district on the side of St Sunday Crag in the UK. I could distinctly hear someone talking. I could basically hear every wo...

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

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Q&A Can overexertion cause AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)?

Recently I did a trek in the Himalayan region and one of the group members was affected by what we believed was AMS at around 4600m. We had to evacuate the person from there and get to around 4100...

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

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Q&A Are there fish in lakes with a lots of glacial flour?

Often times in high alpine lakes you will see lakes like this, where the color comes from the rock/glacial flour suspended in the water. The lakes and sometimes even streams are very pretty, b...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do mountains regularly (for a mountain) change height?

a little related to this question: How many "Munro" revisions has there been? Leads me to wonder do mountains change height? or is this because the equipment is more precise these days? I unders...

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

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Q&A Is it feasible to use Zakopane as a base to climb the Tatra mountains?

I'm planning a trip climbing in the Tatras this summer. I was planning on basing myself at Zakopane (seem's the be a good availability of accommodation, etc.). I mentioned this on a climbing forum ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Terms for different parts of a mountain

Is there a graphic representation of the terms used in mountaineering literature which narrates different aspects/parts of a mountain? While reading any expedition report, climbing detail we come ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Camping on top of a mountain

I have experience in backpacking but have no climbing experience. I am trying to learn how to camp on top of mountains after class 2 or 3 climbing. My motive is to take sunrise and sunset photos. A...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Sanjeev Nanda‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I survive multiple days in cold environment?

What can I do to survive multiple (2-4) days in a cold environment (like in mountains in winter)? As resources I've normal Skitouring gear with me for a single day, no sleeping bag or bivy bag. W...

6 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by ibex‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you get permanent brain damage by spending a day at 10,000ft (~3000m) altitude?

I read some articles that suggested that even moderately high altitudes can lead to some irreversible brain damage. Thus, I was wondering whether that is actually possible and what is its likelihoo...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Todor Petrov‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking in France in August - Grenoble

I know that in the mountains around Grenoble there are some huts. I would like to go on a two-day hike and spend a night in such hut. I mean how much snow there is? How low can a temperature drop d...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by user46147‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How many "Munro" revisions have there been?

In 1891 Hugh Munro published his list of mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet, since then the list has been revised a number of times and the current total stands at 282. How many revisions have b...

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

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Q&A Marked trail off the Beartooth Highway to a peak

I'm looking for a marked trail off the Beartooth highway that leads to a peak with a nice overview about the region. I googled for the last couple of hours, but couldn't find a lot of information. ...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by RoflcoptrException‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Training to Circumambulate Around Mount Kailash

I wish to circumambulate around Mount Kailash on foot. This is roughly 33 miles of mountaineous terrain. Many people do this for spiritual reasons, i.e circumambulate once to wash away your sins, ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Rhonda‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where in the US can I find green mountains to hike like in Scotland, such as Dalveen Pass?

I really enjoyed hiking in green, grass covered mountains in Scotland, especially Dalveen Pass. Are there any mountains like that to hike in the US, especially in parks? The Dalveen Pass

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Ed McIntosh‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A 4x4 vs AWD off road

Could my compact SUV/AWD handle a regular off road track that's suitable for 4x4? Is it a dumb/risky idea? I understand it would depend on the type and condition of the SUV, the track and the weat...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by TelKitty‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which notable/challenging mountains can be ascended with few technical skills?

By technical skills I am specifically referring to advanced ropework and rock climbing skills. I understand that Aconcagua is achievable with good fitness, equipment, self-awareness, medical skill...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Venture2099‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Trekking maps of Svanetia available abroad?

Are there any trekking maps of Svanetia available abroad? I'd like to purchase the maps before arriving to Georgia. The preferred map scale is at least 1:50.000, however 1:100.000 would also fit ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it possible to do the whole turn of the Mont Blanc (TMB) by bike?

I was planning on making the famous TMB, "Tour du Mont Blanc" by bike ? Is it possible ? Is it authorized ? What are your recommandations ?

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Vladimir Leiv‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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