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I did something similar last year. From Zermatt a hiker can easily reach the Oberere Rothorn and the Mettelhorn, both 3,400+. The Mettelhorn is probably my best hike ever. 1800 metres ascent, a harmless glacier crossing (had no axe or crampons), and a wonderful view! My personal record is the Stockhorn from Gornergrat, at 3,532 on the newest map, but I ...


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Yes, companies exist (or, at least, existed recently) which provide guided outdoor rock climbing trips departing from Bangkok. Two examples from a May 7, 2014, post on expatlifeinthailand.com (cached here): Bouldering just outside Bangkok with Proclimber Thailand A small purist bouldering club with a very small (and hot) wall hidden in the ...


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For upper body, you’ll need a windproof, breakable jacket and a medium jacket full of down or synthetic fill. For lower body, you'll need a pair of gore-tex windproof, waterproof and breathable trousers. Some medium weight polar fleece trousers, some medium weight thermal leggings, a pair of walking trousers (not cotton), some nylon shorts (not cotton) ...


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I'm only an amateur climber, so perhaps I'm missing something here, but where I live (northeast USA), pretty much all climbs are openly accessible, perhaps with a small fee for parking. If you were climbing in a national park, you would have to pay an entrance fee, but nothing more than that. As you are excluding the major costs (food, lodging, and ...


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It's highly recommended you bring gear, not only for yourself, but to leave behind for the local Cubans. CubaClimbing.com, PlanetMountain and others all pretty much say the following: To sustain the local climbers, please pack extra climbing gear and leave it all behind. The Cubans need climbing equipment, as it's impossible to get it locally. The ...


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Depending on what you consider the boundary of Europe, Mount Elbrus can be considered the highest point in Europe. At 5642 m, it's considerably taller than Mont Blanc (4810 m). The standard route is pretty nontechnical, and requires only an ice ax and crampons.



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