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comment Trekking in the Alps with a toddler - should we stay in refuges or backpack?
@Wills If I interpret it correctly, it is an agreement between different alpine clubs give the members of a foreign club the same conditions as their own ones. E.g. if the German Alpine Club (DAV) has such an agreement with the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC), then a DAV member pays the same reduced fee as a SAC member for a stay at a hut run by the SAC and vice versa.
Jun
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comment Trekking in the Alps with a toddler - should we stay in refuges or backpack?
I'm not sure if planning to dispose your diapers at the huts is such a good idea. It depends a bit on how high up the mountain the huts are you're heading for, but supplying alpine huts can be anything from driving up all the food and down all the waste by off-road vehicles up to flying everything by helicopter. Either way, their waste management is typically rather limited and visitors are expected to not leave the waste they bring but carry it out themselves. So you might be frowned upon if you handle over the guys there some smelly used diapers for disposal.
Jun
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reviewed No Action Needed Little or lesser-known multi-day hike routes
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reviewed No Action Needed Trekking in the Alps with a toddler - should we stay in refuges or backpack?
Jun
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comment Opening a beer bottle using a mountaineering ice ax
... the environment. I know lots of people who like to take a beer or two on easier hikes (nothing that involves climbing or serious risk) who cary out their empty bottles and dispose them at home.
Jun
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comment Opening a beer bottle using a mountaineering ice ax
@ShemSeger This seems to be also a matter of culture. From my European perspective it looks like in a wast part of Nothern America (caution, my knowledge in this point is mainly from movies) it is considered macho to get out into the woods with some pals, some guns and lots of beer, get drunk, shoot at everything that moves, leave all your waste, and call it "go hunting". I don't know such behaviour to such extent in European countries and people that really get outdoors (i.e. not just some 100 meters into the forrest at the city border) have quite a sense of responsibility concerning...
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reviewed Leave Open Opening a beer bottle using a mountaineering ice ax
Jun
25
comment Selecting a rotary hammer for bolting climbs
@ShemSeger Well, if you read carefully, I didn't explicitly recommend a minimum of 24V but I stated that the type of tool you are looking for typically just has 24V+ batteries, which doesn't mean that there isn't the one or another with lower voltage that does the job as well. In addition, weight is ambivalent in this context. You want your machine as light as possible since you have to haul it up that mountain, but since you will drill holes in spots where you can't push the drill against the wall you also want to have it to have some inertia to help with the drilling.
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revised Selecting a rotary hammer for bolting climbs
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reviewed Close What advice would you recommend for climbing Mount Triglav, Slovenia?
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reviewed Leave Open Is drinking water containing dirt harmful?
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reviewed Reject How long does water need to be boiled for to kill all bacteria / viruses?
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comment Bolt Conditions at the New River Gorge
Although this text contains good general advice, it does not really answer the question which was about how the bolt conditions are in New River Gorge and if there are spots to avoid.
Jun
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reviewed Close What is a good tarp setup for very high winds above the tree line?
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reviewed Approve Is a smartphone or dedicated gps receiver better for navigation in the desert?
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reviewed Approve What is a good source of vitamin C in the wild?