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bio website twitter.com/allweil
location Israel
age 37
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
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I like hiking and treks- I've done "rifugio" (mountain hut) treks in Spain, Italy, Austria, Chile and Nepal. I've backpacked with tents in Egypt, Jordan, Israel, India and the U.S.

Lately I've gotten into bouldering.


Dec
12
reviewed Approve Why some sleeping bags have four temperature ratings while others have only one?
Nov
20
revised How much would a base camp shower cost in the Himalayas?
added more information
Nov
16
answered How much would a base camp shower cost in the Himalayas?
Nov
12
reviewed Approve How should a climbing rope be stored?
Nov
2
awarded  Custodian
Nov
2
reviewed Approve How can I prevent batteries from losing charge in cold weather?
Oct
22
comment How safe is sleeping in bear country?
@CsBalazsHungary In the Sierra Nevada (Yosemite, Sequoia) the rangers put up tons of pictures of car doors that bears have yanked off in order to get at the food inside. I wouldn't leave it in the car :-)
Aug
9
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
6
comment Yellowstone back country camping trip?
Even if you don't see the bears, preparing for them, and obeying the (sensible, IMO) rules and regulations about food-because-of-bears is something that west coast hikers should be aware of.
Aug
5
answered Altitude sickness when going from sea level to 14,000 ft (4,200m) in a single day
Jul
17
comment Hiking possibilities near Silicon Valley
@NateEldredge I'm not objective, being the one asking, but there are many similar questions on this site (some of which I've asked) and they've been enormously helpful. For remote destination they may be too specific, but canonical answers to popular destinations seems a good idea to me. As for books - of course they exist. But this site is often used to direct people to the book (or the section within a book) that will be most useful in answering their question.
Jul
14
asked Hiking possibilities near Silicon Valley
Jul
14
revised What wild animals are there in California that can be dangerous or create hassles, and how do I avoid problems with them?
Added relevant geographic tag
Jul
14
suggested approved edit on What wild animals are there in California that can be dangerous or create hassles, and how do I avoid problems with them?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
27
revised Trekking near Berlin
Added my experiences in the Markische Schweitz area
Jun
27
comment Trekking near Berlin
I ended up going to "Märkische Schweiz". Two days, sleeping at a hotel in Buckow in between. It was beautiful and convenient. Like @PaulPaulsen wrote - it's not remote, rugged wilderness, but still very pretty. You can swim in the lakes, too.
Jun
27
suggested approved edit on Trekking near Berlin
May
31
awarded  Benefactor
May
31
accepted Trekking near Berlin