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Can I expect to visit Camp 1 and beyond on an Everest base camp expedition?

No one is allowed to just show up at base camp and expect to be able to advance to any of the other camps. First of all, there is a lot of paperwork that must be completed before you're even granted ...
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What consequences would someone face who attempted to summit Everest on their own?

Trekking =! climbing. You wouldn't make it unless you have significant climbing experience. First off without climbing experience and high altitude climbing experience (over 5000 m) you have almost ...
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What are quality differences between Fleece?

When you buy Patagonia or Arcteryx you are paying, at least in part, for a status signaling label. Patagonia is sometimes derisively referred to as Patagucci. That said, I do own some Patagonia ...
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What are quality differences between Fleece?

Breathability I bought a really cheap fleece before a combat medic course in 2017, so I could wash it a high temperature without feeling a big loss if I destroyed it. It looked great. But it was like ...
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What are quality differences between Fleece?

Some (maybe not all) aspects are: Insulation per weight ratio While your observation "the thicker the warmer" is true in general, there are fleeces that are warmer for the same weight and thickness ...
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What consequences would someone face who attempted to summit Everest on their own?

If : you are sufficiently acclimatized from elsewhere (for example, you very recently did another 8000m peak) and you have the right gear and food, and you are sufficiently trained to climb solo ...
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