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Sep
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comment During high-altitude lengthy expedition: To shave or not shave?
Actually, I can think of many mountaineers who are simply bearded (i.e. they don't particularly stop shaving for the expedition, they keep a beard at all times). Incidentally, there are many cultures/regions/times where having a beard is common, “lethargic approach of being socially good” or “jeopardize the hygiene” sounds pretty extreme. There is no reason to assume that beards are wrong in the first place!
Oct
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Oct
17
comment Where in the Alps is it safe to drink the water without filtering?
I am sure you can drink water even if a sign forbids it. Question is: Is it safe? Is it allowed?
Oct
17
comment Where in the Alps is it safe to drink the water without filtering?
I don't think the list of countries is very helpful here. You can find large plains, industrial activity or middle-altitude agriculture in Austria and relatively remote high-altitude areas in France and Italy (including the highest summits in the Alps). I would think that human activity or geology matter more than geopolitical borders.