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revised Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
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May
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May
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comment Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
@bashophil I guess I assumed it was obvious you'd have to look at each hike before you did it. For instance, my father and I did Mount Blanc when I was in junior high. If I remember right, we did use rope for two sections toward the top. But the OP's question was just so hard to answer, I thought I'd try to give a train of logic rather than a list. Thanks for the help.
May
23
comment Depth Perception in the Mountains
@Olin The tree line in the Sierras is about 7,000-9,000 feet. We frequently go up to 12,000 feet hiking on weekends. The tree line is frequently useful. I am just wondering if other people born in the mountains don't have the same problem as me.
May
23
comment Depth Perception in the Mountains
I understand the importance of maps. My question is more about my personal experience of depth perception than it is about navigation problems.
May
23
revised Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
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comment Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
@Paul You are totally right, of course. I was hoping this was common sense. But it is important.
May
23
comment Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
@Pixie I do a fair bit of hiking and a LOT of climbing. Spain is a dream. If I had enough money to take a year off and travel the world, the wife and I would spend it climbing in Spain. No doubt.
May
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May
22
answered Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
May
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asked Depth Perception in the Mountains
May
20
comment What is the point of hiking boots, versus any comfortable walking shoes?
@jmusser In my experience, I can go hiking in any old shoe. But if I go backpacking the extra weight on my body is strange, so I need very stiff soles in my shoes to compensate over a multi-day hike.
May
12
comment Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
It is safe, yes. But don't do it yourself. Take it to a climbing gym, gear store, REI, or somewhere else that has done it before. They'll cut it and fix the ends so nothing comes unraveled later.
Apr
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Mar
20
comment How to harden feet for walking barefoot on harsh surfaces?
I have done a lot of barefoot running. You can train your feet to do a lot of things. But at some point the temperatures of concrete on a hot summer day will burn your feet. You can't get around that. Humans weren't designed for concrete. You can train for rougher surfaces, but not so much hotter ones.
Mar
19
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Mar
18
comment Why go without socks with climbing shoes?
@ntc2 Good point, I added that detail in.
Mar
18
revised Why go without socks with climbing shoes?
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