Andrew Roux, Author at Mountain IQ

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Tips For Trekking Companies: 5 Ways You Can Improve Your Service

To help deliver their service, many adventure travel brands use small on the ground operators, called Destination Management Companies. To avoid any mishaps, let’s look at a few ways any trek company

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Peak Climbing In Nepal – A Complete Guide To Nepal’s Trekking Peaks

Since the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) was formed in 1978, peak climbing in Nepal has become more popular than ever. In fact, there are now over 30 trekking peaks in Nepal with more being opened

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Aconcagua Climbing Permit – Important Information

People from most countries require no visa to enter Argentina (check if your country needs a visa), but to gain admittance to Aconcagua Provincial Park, various permits must be obtained, a condition introduced

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The Definitive List of Places to Visit In Nepal And Things to Do!

Whilst the famous mountainous country of Nepal is known for its soaring peaks, wild landscape and mountaineering expeditions, there’s actually far more to Nepal than many people realise. The mountains

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Khumbu Cough – The High Altitude Hacking Cough

The Khumbu cough, also referred to as the high altitude hack, is a cough caused by the low humidity and temperatures associated with high altitudes. The Khumbu cough is named after the valley that leads

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Best Hikes In Nepal – There’s Something For Everyone Here

With many of the worlds tallest mountains on earth, it’s easy to see why Nepal is such a hot-spot for hikers. The wild landscape, rugged terrain and beautiful vistas make the tiny mountain country

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Internet Access On An Everest Base Camp Trek

Although many people come to Everest to get away from the rat race and escape the hectic lifestyle that city living brings, receiving internet and mobile signal is still very important. In this article

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Aconcagua Climbing Season – Best Time To Climb Aconcagua

Aconcagua is a beautiful mountain sculpted by glaciers. It the second-highest of the Seven Summits at 22,841 feet – Everest is 29,029 feet. Aconcagua is more than 4,000 feet higher than any of the other

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Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty (What To Expect)

With more than 30,000 tourists a year, the Everest Base Camp trek (EBC) is the single most popular trek in Nepal. The name alone conjures visions of soaring peaks and sky-high altitudes, but just how

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Aconcagua Weather And Forecast Information

Because Aconcagua is such a large geographic structure, it often creates its own weather. The climate surrounding Aconcagua is affected by a number of factors including marine currents, winds and orography.

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Annapurna Circuit Cost – How Much To Budget

The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the world. Its changing climatic zones and incredible scenery bring people back to the region time and time again. Like many fabulous treks,

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6 Most Amazing Mountain Passes In The Himalayas

One of the most popular trekking destinations on earth, Nepal is home to many of the tallest mountains on earth. Its stunning landscape is a mixture of rock, snow, grasslands and, above all else, stunning

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It Isn’t Earthquakes That Kill People – It’s Collapsing Buildings

Engineers often jest that it isn’t earthquakes that kill people – it’s collapsing buildings. This is to be borne in mind after almost 9,000 people perished in Nepal’s earthquake of

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Food And Drinking Water On An Everest Base Camp Trek

When planning your Everest Base Camp trek it is important to know what food will be available to you along the route and what food you’ll need to bring yourself. For most trekkers, the Everest Base

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Nepal Tea Houses – What To Expect (With Photo Essay)

Most trekkers in Nepal, both foreign and locals, make use of Nepal tea houses – small hotels known as bhatti in Nepalese that offer a place to sleep and home-cooked meals. This obviates the need to cart

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Climb Aconcagua Cost – The Financial Stuff To Consider

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, the second-highest of the much-sought-after Seven Summits, is the goal of many a mountaineer, being much cheaper than Everest and less technical than most high mountains if you

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Insurance For Trekking To Everest Base Camp

Getting travel insurance is vital and should be on the top of any travellers list. However, you shouldn’t be fooled, there are countless types of travel insurance policies and they all come with

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Easy Treks In Nepal

For novice trekkers, the thought of the Himalayas can sometimes seem a little daunting. Snow capped peaks and men with snow crusted beards are common images that spring to mind when we think of the rugged

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How To Train For Everest Base Camp Trek

One question we get asked a lot is ‘how fit do I need to be to trek to Everest Base Camp?’ We certainly understand that trekking a 130 kms can seem a little daunting to people with low levels of fitness,

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Annapurna Circuit Weather – What To Expect On Your Trek

When you factor in freezing conditions and the monsoon season, much of Nepal cannot be trekked for large portions of the year. However, because of the Annapurna Circuit’s location, weather is considerably

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Aconcagua Facts And Figures

Mount Aconcagua, which in Spanish is Cerro Aconcagua, is in the province of western Mendoza in west-central Argentina, on the border with Chile. It’s the largest mountain outside of Asia and one

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