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bio website twitter.com/allweil
location Israel
age 36
visits member for 1 year, 11 months
seen 57 mins ago

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.


Mar
18
comment Why go without socks with climbing shoes?
@ntc2 Can you rewrite your comment as an answer? After all, it is one :-)
Mar
11
comment How safe is it to travel from Kathmandu to Lukla without Flying the distance?
When do you plan to go there? The season might affect the answer; it's probably more difficult to do so off-season.
Feb
19
comment Trekking poles: Collapsed or fixed?
This question on optimal trekking pole length is probably a useful supplement to this one.
Feb
15
comment Vibram FiveFingers, useful, gimic?
Personally, I use Vibrams for roughly 10k runs, and I prefer them over conventional running shoes. But you might want to take a look at these two, very popular questions on the Fitness StackExchange site: What are the downsides of minimalist runnings shoes? and experiences with 'barefoot' running - there are lots of opinions and facts there.
Dec
24
comment Trekking solo in South Africa
What happened when you were denied travel from Kathmandu to Lukla? How can un/organized crime affect flights?
Dec
20
comment Are headaches a bad sign at altitude?
I think gaining 1000 meters/day is too high to be a sustainable pace. All the high-altitude treks I've done had a rate that averaged no more than 500 meters/day- if you go from 3000 to 5000 meters in two days, your chances of being OK are nil.
Sep
10
comment Trekking poles on planes
I think it's the security staff, not the pilot, whose whims decide this issue.
Sep
10
comment May hiking in Eastern California
@gerrit, how did it go? Can you describe what you ended up doing?
Aug
30
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
I was in Ladakh at the base camp for Stok Kangri a few months after doing the EBC. It definitely seemed a more difficult undertaking, a different class of hard. The EBC is touristy and crowded, sure, but has its charms.
Aug
9
comment Backpacking in southern NY or PA
Can you add more details to your question? One thing that can help is what kind of trail you're looking for - for example, how long, what time of year, how many days, where you plan on sleeping (especially if you want to avoid campgrounds). That will help people to know whether their proposed route is suitable. Another thing is which resources you've used already to try to find a trail, so people can suggest resources you might not be familiar with.
Jul
28
comment Trekking poles on planes
The security staff at Budapest didn't seem to care about the poles ... but who knows what the next flight will bring?
Apr
21
comment Rifugio (Mountain Hut) trek in Austria
Have you been in that area? Are there any routes you'd recommend?
Apr
11
comment Tips for travelling through Europe with just a tent
I would consider dropping one of the tags here, and replacing it with the europe tag ... it will probably be more relevant, attract more attention. But I'm not sure which one to drop.
Mar
6
comment What to do with old hydration bladders?
Both answers are really good. It's a shame I have to pick one to accept.
Feb
12
comment Trekking in the himalayan region
Well, if you add "secluded" to the description of your question, I'll be happy to describe the regions I've trekked to .. mostly the Dolpa region and the area to the west of the Gokyo valley.
Jan
27
comment What are a few backpacking foods that have the calories yet are lightweight?
This question is similar to this one and this one, and they both have many good answers.
Jan
20
comment Rifugio (Mountain Hut) trek in Austria
I'm interested in hut-to-hut walk, either a loop or with the ability to get back to the start via hitchhiking or public transportation ... I prefer such trips over using a single location as a hub for day hikes.
Jan
18
comment Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
Two-color blazes are common in Israel. They are always a combination of white and another color, and that "other color" appears on hiking maps for that trail.
Nov
4
comment What are some proven methods of training for week long backpacking trips in high altitude?
I've heard that aspirin is a bad idea when at high altitude. It can mask the onset of a headache, which is one of your first warning signs that you're encountering altitude issues. Usually you take something like Diamox.
Oct
25
comment Are there any year round beaches with nearby bouldering?
@PatrickScott - You mean a place with beaches and outdoor bouldering, right? (not a place with beaches and nearby bouldering gyms)