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Questions tagged [mountain-climbing]

Mountain climbing or mountaineering concerns climbing mountains as a sport, ranging from expeditions to hiking, as ways to scale a mountain.

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Is it possible to move between the various fifth bases of Fuji?

For an upcoming trip to Fuji, I plan to cycle to the fifth base, probably using the Fuji-Subaru line from Fujiyoshida. However, my friends plan to use one of the other trails. Assuming I have enough ...
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Which mountain huts might be open outside of Mt. Fuji's regular season?

I'm considering climbing Mt. Fuji in mid-June, slightly before the regular season starts (regular season is July to mid-September). That way, it might be less crowded and a little more peaceful. I'm ...
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Is it possible to attempt to summit Mont Blanc in at the end of April / start of May?

I'm currently planning to work a Ski season from December 2016 / April 2017 in France an hour away from Chamonix. At the end of the ski season I'd like to do something memorable to end my time working ...
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Pico de Aneto ascent

Is it possible to climb Pico de Aneto (the highest mountain in Pyrenees) without any special equipment in September (i.e. without crampons etc.) or is the terrain too snowy? Is it possible to do it in ...
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clothing required in Jungfrau tour in Oct 2016 [duplicate]

will be visiting switzerland / jungfrau in October 2016. What dress precaution required for us there.
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UIAA membership and guides

I have a question about International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) membership. Shouldn't it allow me to climb the mountains, without hiring a guide? Which usually is the most ...
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How to choose international mountain insurance, mostly for Europe?

There's a saying 'Better safe then sorry', and unfortunately, I was too lazy to follow that rule in the future. I live in Central Europe, which gives me an opportunity for quick, few-days trips to ...
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How to find people to do long hikes?

I'm hoping to do the summit climb at Gunung Mulu National Park. Unfortunately, a guide is required, and there's a 3-person minimum. Since only 30-40 people do this climb every year, just showing up at ...
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How can I find a local guide to take me safely up Mt Toubkal in Morocco? [closed]

My partner and I will be visiting Morocco in late December and would like to hire a local and knowledgeable guide for climbing Mt Toubkal, who can also provide equipment (crampons, ice axe etc). Many ...
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What warm clothes should I take when traveling in southeast Asia? [closed]

While it's mostly very hot in southeast Asia, I plan to do some hikes that can go up and above 3000m. Considering some of these hikes will be at night in order to catch the sun rise, it'll be pretty ...
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Best rock climbing places near Paris (France) [closed]

What are the best places to rock climb around Paris?
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Climbing Mount Aragats in October

What are the possible conditions at Mount Aragats in October? Does it require climbing equipment to climb the highest pick? What are the possibilities to get there from/to Tbilisi and from/to Yerevan? ...
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What equipment is required to traverse Daisetsuzan in Hokkaido at the end of April? [closed]

It looks like there is still snow at Daisetsuzan in Hokkaido at the end of April. I prefer hiking with snow and ice, and have the appropriate equipment, but want to know what to bring (do I need ...
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What is Successful Ratio of Climbing K2? [closed]

I just want to assess the difficulty of hiking on K2 with historical perspective. So I want to know How many people tried to climb K2 and how many of them successfully climbed, How many died and how ...
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Which mountain has the highest death ratio of hikers?

Which mountain is most difficult to climb? I know it's not only height but also weather etc. But would like to know according to the ratio of death of climbers and with respect to ratio of ...
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How many 6,000 meter peaks are there in Asia? In the world?

Climber Maximo Kausch claims there are 118 "6,000ers" in the Andes. And according to Peakbagger, 6,000 meter peaks are found only in the Andes, Central Asia (including the Himalaya, the Hindu Kush and ...
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Accessing the Mount Teide summit when all 200 permits per day are already booked

We are going on a trip to the Canary Islands and we would not like to miss accessing the Mount Teide summit, but: Access to the summit itself is restricted; a free permit is required to climb the ...
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Where can I get definitive success rate statistics for Kilimanjaro trekking operators?

I'm thinking of attempting Kilimanjaro and have read on operator websites that the park authority keep success rate statistics for Kilimanjaro trekking operators. These are apparently based on ...
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How to get from Caracas to Mount Roraima?

Mount Roraima is said to be the mountain that one in the Pixar movie "Up" is based on. Pixar image: Photo: If I'm in Caracas, what's the simplest land-based way to reach Mount Roraima, and is it ...
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Via ferratas in Pyrenees

I'm looking for via ferratas somewhere in Europe, but not in the Alps or Dolomites due to financial reasons. What places do you recommend for beginner in this way of hiking? Edit: After some research ...
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Is it worth it to go to Mount Kenya for only one day?

Yesterday a friend told me that he will travel to Kenya and he's interested to go to Mount Kenya. He has only one or two days to go up this mountain, so he's wondering if there is something that ...
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Where should I travel in Europe if I want to climb a high mountain without equipment?

I'm really into hiking during the last few years. Now I want to climb the highest mountain in Europe that is accessible by a hiker without any alpine tour experience. That means I have no problem ...
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Is it possible to climb Uluru (Ayers Rock)?

Suppose I'm in Australia. Can I climb Uluru? Do I need any special permits or gear? And how long do I have to walk to the top?
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What is the best company to go through for climbing Mt. Rainier?

I'm thinking about climbing Mount Rainier some time next summer, and I'm trying to find the best Guide company to go through. I'd want to do a 3 or 4 day climb, and make sure that I get adequate ...
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How can I find a guide that will take me safely up Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus?

Where/how can I find a local/professional guide that will take me safely up Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus?