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comment Can the Swiss Alps be hiked in the winter?
The problem is that you can't stay on cleared roads. Most alpine passes in Switzerland are not open until spring because there is too much snow to be cleared. I wouldn't really advise against doing something like this unless you have a lot of experience in hiking in these conditions.
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comment Avalanche forecast in North America?
@BrenCrowell Thanks a lot for this info. Do you also know if you can rent ice axes there? Then I wouldn't have to take my with me on the plane...I think ice axes are a thing you can use a different one, while I would like to rely on my normal snowshes and crampons.
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comment Avalanche forecast in North America?
Thanks, probably you should include wind and temperature differences into your rules of thumb. And as another rule of thumb: If there are only bare rocks and no grass etc, the slope angle is more than about 30-35 degrees.
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comment Avalanche forecast in North America?
@BenCrowell Original, I'm planning to go for a hike to Mount Dana. But it seems to be likely that there is some snow when I'm going there, so I want to climb the mountain with my snow shoes and to be well prepared, I also need an avalanche forecast.
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comment Avalanche forecast in North America?
@VMAtm I think this one is better on outdoors. But the other one I personally think it is better here. But you're the mod :)
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comment Where in the Alps is it safe to drink the water without filtering?
@gerrit That's true, but it is sometimes difficult to know if the sign is there only for legal reasons. I think in this case it is better to be safe than sorry.
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