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ARob


Jun 9, 2010, 1:34 AM
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What to bring and where to go in Madagascar  (Africa: Madagascar)
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Hi everyone,

may I ask for where best to go as an individual climber? Tsarasoa, in the North or anywhere else? Also, if anyone is interested in joining me in September, please let me know.
Since I will already be travelling in the region before then, I would like to economize on my luggage (since I have been working in Zambia for a year, it is already hefty). Would are the essentials to bring and what may you get locally (a rope?)? Are friends necessary?

Many thanks especially for quick replies (I am off again tomorrow back to Zambia and can bring gear now)!
Arne


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Jun 9, 2010, 5:40 AM
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I don't know if it's legal to climb here (I've read it's not, but that was many years ago), but no way in Hell would I travel that far and not visit this place, Tsingy:





Safe travels!


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No idea,

It's on my list of places to go. This year, Greenland won for my destination. Hopefully in the next year or two I'll head there.

Craig Luebben did some big stuff there as did a group of dudes from the UK. I don't know if their notes are available online.

Good luck and have fun.


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I know that Michel Piola developed many areas there, here's his guidebook:

http://www.gaia-store.com/...php?products_id=1842

And this seems to be an interesting article about the climbing there (found it when googling for the guidebook; only skimmed through it):

http://www.planetmountain.com/...?l=2&keyid=35946

Madagaskar is on my list too, for sure. I wish you a great stay!


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Hi,
thanks for the replies! I really look forward to it. Do you know whether there is any need to bring friends? I climb in the region up to 6c+ once
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I get back in shape (Zambia is not a paradise for climbing).
Cheers!


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ARob wrote:
Hi,
thanks for the replies! I really look forward to it. Do you know whether there is any need to bring friends? I climb in the region up to 6c+ once
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I get back in shape (Zambia is not a paradise for climbing).
Cheers!

Go here.
http://www.alpinist.com/...dagascar-super-route


catbalou


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Hi ARob! Have you made it to Mada? I am planning to go there in june or july, and I would like to know if it is easy to find partners of an intermediate level, cheap accomodation, gear, etc Please tell me about your experience. Cheers! Cath


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Does anyone know where I can get my hands on this guidebook? The link's dead and this guide would be a lifesaver.


Cam


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