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N.tags


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Alpining is completely foreign to me but i've been wanting to get into it for years. I've been sport and trad climbing for a few years now. I head to South America Nov - Feb 2013 and hope to have a taste of[reply][/reply] alpining in patagonia.
Is there a way to learn alpining without having to fork out thousand of dollars to go on an expedition.

Can anyone give me some info on organising a beginners trip "last minute" in patagonia. Any advice on best place to do it? There's a lot of info out there, but i'm stuck at where to start.

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Bear Grylls makes some good survival videos. If you watched those and bought one of his knives, you'd probably be OK.


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I don't even know what that means. Any helpful responses?


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I look forward to reading about your trip in the Accidents column of a future issue of Rock & Ice


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Alpining is completely foreign to me but i've been wanting to get into it for years. I've been sport and trad climbing for a few years now. I head to South America Nov - Feb 2013 and hope to have a taste of[reply][/reply] alpining in patagonia.
Is there a way to learn alpining without having to fork out thousand of dollars to go on an expedition.

Can anyone give me some info on organising a beginners trip "last minute" in patagonia. Any advice on best place to do it? There's a lot of info out there, but i'm stuck at where to start.

Cheers

Patagonia is not a place to learn about alpine style climbing. Based on your question, you need a lot more experience. Go to S. America, find the places where you can climb at your limit, and enjoy the culture. Otherwise, find good partners / mentors who can help you advance your skills and experience more before trying something that you're not prepared for.

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Gmburns2000 wrote:

Patagonia is not a place to learn about alpine style climbing. Based on your question, you need a lot more experience. Go to S. America, find the places where you can climb at your limit, and enjoy the culture. Otherwise, find good partners / mentors who can help you advance your skills and experience more before trying something that you're not prepared for.

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This x1000.

Going to Patagonia to learn alpine climbing is like trying to do open heart surgery when your only training is a First Aid Merit Badge. Someone is going to die.

At a bare minimum it will be a huge waste of money. If you don't have the mentors to learn with consider taking a course with the American Alpine Institute or go dirt bag around Rocky Mountain National Park or the Tetons. Buy some beers for locals and get out climbing with them.

On a related note I have been climbing for 20+ years and have never heard alpine climbing called "alpining".


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Did you grow up outdoors in a winter environment? If so Alpine climbing is an easily logical extension of climbing.

Take an avalanche course and read everything you can about it.

Once you do that and have the above mentioned experience you can go attempt whatever you like with a reasonable level of safety.

Without it go somewhere else


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