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Sep
27
comment Venomous/Semi-Venoumous Snakes at Higher Altitudes
@WedaPashi My point exactly. You cannot judge a snake's survival by altitude(although the highest known venomous snake is himalayan pit viper at 4700m). It is mostly fueled by the food that can sustain it.
Sep
27
comment Venomous/Semi-Venoumous Snakes at Higher Altitudes
@WedaPashi Himalayas cover a very large area. If you are talking of the foothills or the regions of himalayas having vegetation, yes, you will find snakes!
Sep
27
answered Venomous/Semi-Venoumous Snakes at Higher Altitudes
Sep
24
accepted Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Sep
20
revised How to grade a trek?
Removed reference to Annapurna trek to prevent confusions.
Sep
20
comment How to grade a trek?
Okay, I'll edit the question and remove the "Annapurna" part. My question was aimed at being more generic. Purely about any kind of trek in any region of the world. Also, the "attributes" for a trek are the things I'm more interested in. Using a reference might not workout when comparing a 2 day trek with a 10 days one.
Sep
19
asked How to grade a trek?
Sep
18
answered Is caffeine helpful or hurtful when backpacking?
Sep
17
comment How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
@DonBranson Well that's my point, it harms the wildlife as well. It's not just about us all the time you see.
Sep
16
answered How can I boost morale on long backpacking trips?
Sep
16
comment How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
Good point about running away! Running away from any predator is a prey behavior. It's true even in case of a domesticated dogs!
Sep
16
answered How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
Sep
16
answered Speed hiking how do I to calculate it?
Sep
10
answered Splitting up weight hiking as a couple/mixed gender group
Sep
10
comment Sleeping solutions when camping with dogs?
+1 for the 'wander around you' part! I have had my dog lick my face when asleep. I woke up with a start thinking that some wild animal was tasting me up before gulping me down its throat!
Sep
4
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Yes. Even I've heard about the altitude part in case of EBC. Thanks for the information on Gokyo Ri. I'll surely do some research before jumping to either Mera peak or Island peak! Who knows, it might turn out to be Gokyo Ri for all I know!
Sep
4
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
I have heard contradicting views on this. Many EBC trekkers I met during the Stok trek told me that no part of EBC is difficult. Including Kala patthar. And many of these trekkers did say that Stok was much more difficult. But yes, I agree about the altitude part and the view that you can get. Thanks for the information!
Sep
3
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
@PersianCat Both Yes and No. Yes because, all the mentioned ones are in the Himalayan range. No because, the Himalayan weather is very very unpredictable. Also, each mountain has its own characteristics. Conditions vary from one peak to other even in terms of snow/avalanches/crevices. The best would be to view each mountain in isolation and work with it.
Sep
3
comment Can the Swiss Alps be hiked in the winter?
I agree, heavy snowfall is a killer when it comes to orientation and avalanches. Long distance hiking requires agreeable weather. Winter, my friend, is not one of those agreeable ones!
Sep
3
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Thanks for the valuable inputs. I was targeting Mera Peak or Island Peak in Nepal. Although both require some mountaineering skills, they are basic. Regarding EBC/Annapurna/Kanchenjunga base camps, the only problem is, they are not "summits". I also read about "Aconcagua" : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aconcagua. But I'm worried about the cost!