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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

Re: Down jacket for Nepal trekking
there is a big difference between October and December in Nepal. +1 We’ll need a more precise time of your travels. Without that, your chosen down jacket might be to much overkill or to ...

In GEAR » Down jacket for Nepal trekking
December 29, 12:44pm

Backpacking naked, going XSUL has its limits in Europe
Being in the legal business and fond of backpacking, I couldn’t refrain from mentioning this recent judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR): Stephen Peter Gough aka the ‘naked...

In Chaff » Backpacking naked, going XSUL has its limits in Europe
November 05, 12:53pm

four times
I've done the trail four times. More tips:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
November 03, 12:51pm

Re: Re: Trekking Poles on Plane?
> The TSA says hiking poles can't be carried on the plane So sprain an ankle and hobble in, supported by your medically-essential walking sticks. +1 But I doubt proper trekking poles...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trekking Poles on Plane?
October 15, 1:08pm

Re: Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
I see my name has been mentioned :-) My number one tip is to get the Cicerone trekking guidebook, written by Paddy Dillon (AFAIK the only English guidebook on trekking in Iceland). Can be purcha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
October 13, 1:41pm

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