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  1. Thread: Diamox

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    Re: Diamox

    Sorry; a little late on the response. I don't recommend anyone prophylaxing themselves with these medications unless they know they have a problem with altitude. Definitely the suggestions of...
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    Re: brother is missing

    Any new info circulating?

    best,

    critter
  3. Re: everest base camp in june - august..weather??

    I did an August trek to EBC a couple years ago. I started from Jiri and had a very small problem with the leeches and no real problem with rain. Most days we were up early enough to make it to our...
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    Re: travel warning

    I am not sure what the warning is about but I have seen a lot of travel warnings, cautions, and restrictions that were a bit of an overkill. You probably won't have to worry about the warning.
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    Re: Advance payment needed?

    I also paid in advance (100$US) and had no problems. My guide was there waiting for me at KTM airport. I did have a concern about showing up and noone being there but my guide was an independent...
  6. Re: How long do the benefits of acclimatisation last?

    Great Topic, Great Questions and Great Responses. I am in Neurosurgery and I don't have a concrete answer to these topics. I basically think that everyone is right in some way and wrong in some...
  7. Re: Everest Base Camp Trek - Possible to do it faster?

    Andrew-

    It is possible to do the trek a bit faster. If you want to shave off time, it will be best to do it on the Jiri - Namche portion. In that section you are basically going up and down...
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    Re: Rabies jab?

    Not defending the UK but one could say the same thing about the US using the term "shots". Maybe that term should be left in the bar room!!

    happy drinking,

    critter
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    Re: Internet Access

    I am sure others will be able to explain more but I will offer my two cents. I did a EBC trek from Jiri and only found internet in Namche and Lukla. I won't doubt that you could find it in other...
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    Re: Rabies jab?

    Noone is certain how long the vaccine will remain effective in your system. You should get a titer of your levels every so often (I guess b/f you go out) and get a booster if needed. As a health...
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    Re: Trekking in August

    I trekked last August with an independent guide so I don't know much about Friendship Nepal. However, I do know something about the leeches. They are not as bad as people think. While you are...
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    Re: Kumbu Side Trips

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    You are absolutely right, I do need to toughen up. It really is a great part to trek but I just remember hating it when I was there because it was the monsoon and the leeches were annoying....
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    Re: Medication in Kathmandu

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    Very insightful!!! That is exactly why I said there are good reasons why antibiotics should not be available over-the-counter.

    critter
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    Re: Medication in Kathmandu

    All great recommendations from silvertops. I have to say that a protazoa antibiotic would probably be the most important being that Giardia infections are the most common. I can't see you getting...
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    Re: Kumbu Side Trips

    I am sorry that I can't recommend walking from Jiri. That was probably the most miserable 8 days of my life (or at least that trek). The idea that every step down you took would be another step up...
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    Re: Trouble with boots

    Not quite sure, I was thinking of the beginning of June but have not fully decided. I might get a chance to teach this summer which would limited my time but I definitely look to get out there. How...
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    Re: Guess the location...

    Little digital or not, that is a really nice picture of Ama Dablam. I too thought it was from much closer. I guess I could have gotten a similar picture but during the monsoon, the views are not...
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    Re: Trouble with boots

    I meant to inform everyone that I have taken the advice of Escher et al and purchased a pair of Koflach plastic boots. I was able to find an EMS that carried several types of plastics that I could...
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    Re: AC in May/June

    Steve-

    That is exactly what I did, flew into Delhi in the evening, stayed at a hotel in the city for the night, and flew to KTM in the morning on Jet Airways. There is a really nice hotel right...
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    Re: AC in May/June

    Steve-

    Just to confirm about Delhi airport: It is not a nice airport. I have heard that they have dorm rooms there but I am glad that I got away from the airport for the night and went to a...
  21. Re: Q's about hotels and porters/guides in KTM

    Mel-

    If you are interested in helping out a independent guide that is a great guide, send me a PM. James is correct about leaving your stuff at the hotel in Thamel, just don't lose your ticket!!!...
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    Re: Tour de Plague

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    Take care of yourself. I would suggest that you always assume the worst when AMS is a possibility. I know that you are experienced but you don't want to gain more altitude and develop...
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    Re: Annapurna Curcuit okay in May?

    I don't think you will have much of a problem in May unless you go at the end of may and stay into June. I did a monsoon trek last year in August and the rain wasn't that bad. It would usually...
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    Re: Trek Everest region in Oct?

    Yak-

    Very nice!!! I am sure you will have an excellent time. If I fail out of school I might join you.

    critter
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    Re: Trek Everest region in Oct?

    Yak-

    I tried to go to flickr to check out your route and it said that it was a private page and i didn't have permission to check it out.

    critter
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