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Re: Time sensitive: Laugavegur trail
Weather wise: expect stormy winds today & tomorrow. A couple of tents will probably see Walhalla today or tomorrow :-) The trail is way-marked with sticks, and the bigges...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Time sensitive: Laugavegur trail
August 12, 5:28am

Re: Where to go within one week?
Iceland! A continent on its own. Direct flights from Boston (both Iceland Air & WOW Airlines). With only one week available, you'll have to make a choice. My suggestions: - or Hornstrandir...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to go within one week?
July 06, 11:25am

Re: Trail Hiking in the Alps and Europe In General
Maybe consult & post on a UK-forum (e.g. Also consider checking Cicerone's collection, probably the most exstensive publisher of guidebook on the European alps. Onlin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trail Hiking in the Alps and Europe In General
July 06, 11:05am

Re: UL camping treks in Nepal
Slightly off topic: I've looked into the GHT a couple of years ago: a lot of parts require a ((very) expensive) permit (more info:

In GEAR » UL camping treks in Nepal
July 01, 1:00pm

Re: HRP mid sections in early July - Snow and wayfinding?
Hi Ewan, One of your questions was 'if you would recommend a different roughly 12-day section of the HRP, I'd be grateful to know about it!' As you prefer to start & end in Fr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » HRP mid sections in early July - Snow and wayfinding?
May 26, 10:46pm

Re: Alps trek. Where to start?
I think your primary obstacle will be finding a company offering luggage forwarding. Not very common in the Alps (most people in your situation would only have day pack and rely on the catering and...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Alps trek. Where to start?
April 11, 8:46am

Re: Ladakh, Zanskar, Karnak
Hi Cornelius, I noted my answers between your questions: We don't plan to take a guide, we are experienced backpackers but the remoteness of the region warrants good preparation. We are...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ladakh, Zanskar
February 26, 12:31pm

Additional resupply options
Some other ideas: -It is possible to send a resupply package to the Onion Valley trailhead, thus preventing the need to hitch in & out of Independence. Costly though: 125 USD flat fee (thank...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
February 03, 12:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Itinerary
Anything is possible in the Icelandic highlands, including storm gale. But if weather gets to dangerous at Hrafntinnusker, the hut warden will instruct all campers to stay overnight in the hut. B...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
January 06, 4:15am

Re: Itinerary
Perfectly doable, unless you will be hauling a heavy backpack. I have even done your stretch in two days (read: you can consider to extend your walk with the - long - hike over the Fimmvorduhals Pa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
January 05, 5:22am

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