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The Highest Garbage In The World - Mount Everest attracts thousands of visitors each year that leave thousands of kilos of all sorts of garbage without much of a fuss.

What Determines The Height Of The Tallest Mountains? - The Everest is the highest mountain on the surface of Earth and is still growing higher as the Indian subcontinent pushes northwards into Asia, and for geophysical reasons, mountains in our planet could not grow much more than that.

Your adventure footwear (I) - Some advice about trekking, adventure and mountaineering footwear.

The Piolet and its Applications (I) - Learn hot to use a piolet correctly.

Mountaineering advice: about carabiners (I) - Carabiners are used by mountain climbers around the world to secure their ropes and other gear, but in fact, these small and lightweight tools can be useful in other areas and activities as well.

Your new sleeping bag (I) - In order to use a sleeping bag in the best possible way, it is necessary to conceive it as a system composed by three elements...

Climbing mountains and self-help, (I). - Climbing mountains is not just a sport, and is not just about running into risks. It's a way of life and the origin of valuable life-long lessons.

How to purchase your next tent (I) - Some tips that you should consider before purchasing your next tent.

About aircraft and mountains - A comment on what is common to climbing mountains and flying aircraft.

Overcoming obstacles - A brief reflection on how to overcome obstacles.

Climbing and security - A brief reflection on climbing, security and safety.

The lenght of a climb - Something to think about the lenght of a climb and uphill walks.

The general rule for calling the day - Trekking tips: the general rule for calling the day and stopping the walk.

Weather forecasting in Patagonia - Trekking tips: basic weather forecasting in the Patagonian Andes.

A rule for choosing provisions - A runle for choosing provisions in order to save on weight.

Less weight on your backpack - Trekking tips: the basics of weight saving for adventure seekers.

Food distribution and redistribution - Trekking tips: comments on weight distribution for trekkers.

Less weigh with better equipment - Trekking tips: new gear means less weight.

Trekking tips: don't buy just any rucksack - Don't be deceived by the spectacularity of models, buy one really suitable.

The general rule for calling the day - Trekking tips: the general rule for calling the day and stopping the walk.

This is the cost of the lack of prudency - A true life example of what can happen when prudency becomes irrelevant in outdoor activities.

Effective cost reduction techniques regarding adventure equipment - Some simple and proven tips to save money buying and using adventure and travel gear.

Basic organisation of a Gea exploration group (I) - A proven way to organise groups of trekkers, climbers and explorers.

Sparking Vocations - Don´t want to see people fail? Want to fight poverty? Then don´t feed it but dedicate yourself to opening minds; show children how to fly, sail in a boat or climb a mountain.

Geography and Outdoors / Mountains and Mountainous Regions - Detailed descriptions of some mountains and ranges of Patagonia, South America and the rest of the world that we have explored.

Outdoors activities / Survival - Articles based on real-life experiences. Practical and theoretical advice on survival in several levels of difficulty and diverse environments: polar zones, forests, forest, deserts, seas and oceans, extreme and hazardous sports, etc.

Health / First aid, wilderness emergencies - Outdoor activities always entail some risks to your physical integrity. Learn about the techniques and suitable behaviour for surviving emergencies and disasters.

Survival / Combustibles and Fire - How to improvise combustibles outdoors - How to survive in a fire - Tips and techniques for making camp fires.

Survival / Survival Tales - Articles telling histories and tales about real survival experiences.

Outdoor Activities / Survival / Shelters and Bivouacs - How to build simple ones or full-sized, lodges, cabins and stone houses, useful for lengthy stays in isolated areas.

Outdoor Activities / Exploration and Expeditions - Whether your interest lies within expeditions and trips or you want to learn about different uncharted places, tricks of the trade and possibilities, start reading this section.

Geography and Outdoors / Navigation and Maps - Learn how to navigate using maps, a compass, gps systems or simply by observing natural formations. Find your way whenever you get lost in the wilderness.

Challenges and yourself - Something to think about challenges and what they mean for yourself.

How to learn - Something to think about learning, and hoy you should do so.

Safety of mountain climbing - Something to think about why climbing a mountain is safe.

Great climbers - Something to think about the boldness and prudence of great mountain climbers.

Wilderness tips and advice: don't keep on opening your backpack - Wilderness tips and advice: backpacks should not be opened all the time.

Walk, but do not run - Wilderness tips and advice: walk, but do not run.

The general rule for calling the day - Trekking tips: the general rule for calling the day and stopping the walk.

Get the right knife - Wilderness tips and advice: get the right knife for your trips.

Discard your damaged gear - Wilderness tips and advice: discard your damaged or over-used climbing gear.

How to climb - The right mood for climbing a mountain.

Be careful with your gun on difficult terrain - Be careful with your gun or rifle when you walk thorough difficult terrain.

Bolt action guns in the mountains. - a tip about selecting a bolt-action rifle for use in difficult terrain.

Some requirements for guns for the wilderness - Some design characteristics for guns intended for the wilderness and outdoor use.

Basic tent care - Wilderness tips and advice: basic tent care and cleaning.

A reason to start climbing - Here is a good reason for you to learn how to climb.

Satellite phones are practical here - Satellite phones are practical tools for adventurers.

Better management for your trekking group - Just your attitude towards theirs will do a lot to improve your experience while trekking.

Be brave enough to try it later - Sometimes, being brave instead of a fool means trying again later.

Snowfall and its problems for tents - Wilderness tips and advice: what snowfall does to a tent and what should you do to prevent it.

Check your tent - Avoid small, six-legged surprises inside your sleeping bag and your tent.

About our fascination with mountains - something to think about our fascination with mountains.

Respect in the Andes - Something about mutual respect in the Andes Mountains.

How to avoid the effects of cold climate - The essence of how to avoid the effects of cold climate.

How to avoid accidents while walking - The first rule on how to avoid accidents while walking.

Take a solar charger with you - Take a solar charger for your batteries on your trips.

How to fight cold temperatures with paper - How to use paper as protection from cold climate and freezing temperatures.

Good wilderness nourishment - Trekking tips: nourishment in the wilderness.

Don't depend solely on the guide of the group - You should not depend absolutely on your guide.

Be considerate - Manners and consideration for others are essential in a trip.

How to load your backpack - Trekking tips: backpack preparation.

Inspect your gear - Climbing tips: inspect your gear before starting to climb.

Managing your biggest efforts - How to schedule your efforts.

Crossing rivers and streams - Considerations on how crossing streams and rivers.

How to proceed if you find a corpse - What to do if you find a corpse in your way.

Don't use second-hand boots - Second-hand boots are taboo items.

Avalanches - A brief reflection on avalanches.

The persistence of climbers - The persistence of mountain climbers.

Storms - About storms and their momentary nature.

Uphill paths - Something to think about walking uphill and sorting obstacles.

Photographies of El Bolson - Ascent to The Mount Bolsón, Patagonia.

Ingenuity and gear

Why do climbers keep on climbing?

A basic rule for disaster avoidance

Your possible bearing

Survival courses - The various survival courses available (basic, intermediate, advanced and superior survial courses), thorough Andinia.com and The Gea Org (distance learning).

First Aid Courses - The various first aid courses available (basic, intermediate, advanced and superior first aid courses) thorough Andinia.com and The Gea Org.

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Mount Everest - Articles, comments, essays and tales about Mount everest, its characteristics, history and related events.


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