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Iztaccihuatl would use about the same skills as Aconcagua, but is lower altitude and can be done in a day, rather than the 2 weeks usually required for Aconcagua. I acclimatized by spending several days hiking on La Malinche. If you're interested in Aconcagua and don't have a lot of high-altitude/snow experience, you might want to do Izta as a warmup. Point ...


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My personal opinion is you may be being a little bit optimistic on your speed. I would probably aim for 20-30km per day (~15 miles) if you have not done such a long trip before and are reasonably fit. Although there are several factors to consider: Hiking with a 40lb pack is significantly different and more tiring than hiking with just a day pack, ...


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Making 30-35 km every day is perfectly sound, if only you're used to making such distance. The famous Polish hiker, Ɓukasz Supergan have written to made 30 km a day on average on his 4000 km long trip to Santiago de Compostella. The trained hiker can made 30-50 km a day without days off. This is confirmed in the memories of wandering workers, partisants, ...



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