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Trad climber
Coimbra, Portugal
Dec 21, 2006 - 09:17am PT! That's a impossible choice...

Today I have a such dilemma like your's. For the last 15 year my dream will be climbing in Patagonia. During all this time was impossible to me make this trip.

But some days ago a friend invited me to go with him climbing in Trango area next summer. And...I'm working hard to go with him and not lost this opportunity. For me it's a life time chance.



Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:01am PT
I'd like to see Concordia.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:06am PT
good luck Mig!

I used to seriously stress that I wouldn't get to all the places I'd like to go... but then I think about all the places I have gone, pretty amazing. Yes to all of radical's places... but also there are the Andes, and the mountain region arch above the South Asia plate collision, on and on...

...don't give up hope of going, ever, and be open to the opportunities. Sometimes just being there is good enough, even if you are a tourist, or better a treker, or even better doing an easy route.

"Loose your dreams and you will loose your mind"
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:27am PT
Depends on where you haven't been yet.

I'd avoid freeze ass cold places and places where it rains for months



Trad climber
Calgary, Alberta
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:42am PT
I would go back to Baffin in a heart beat.
Been up Asgard but having seen the acres of rock/ice/snow that are around that area this would be my first choice.
Then Antartica.
Then Patagonia.
Everyone have a wonderful holiday and a very happy and peaceful New Year.
Climb safe.

Social climber
The West
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:44am PT
All great choices, but I'd be inclined to check out that 2k' unclimbed OW in the Bugaboos.

Boulder climber
Sick Midget Land
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:47am PT
For a place for grandeur, probably Patagonia.

For a place to actually climb and hang with friends, definitely Tuolumne Meadows - Heaven on Earth.

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:55am PT
Definitely Torres del Paine. I have a huge 5' panaoramic shot framed in my living room that I salivate over regularly. I don't do big walls, but I'd love to go there. I'm with G_gnome on this too though, it's hard to beat Tuolumne Meadows for great climbing and scenery. It may get overlooked though because it's in our (my) backyard. I love that place.

Trad climber
Dec 21, 2006 - 03:21pm PT
many places, but the most realistic is something in Alaska, or Canada

Dec 21, 2006 - 03:38pm PT
Mount Meru

Mount Meru or Mount Sumeru is a sacred mountain in Hindu mythology considered to be the center of the universe. It is believed to be the abode of Brahma and other deities of both religions.

The mountain is said to be 80,000 leagues (450,000 km) high and located in Jambudvipa, one of the continents on earth in Hindu mythology. Many Hindu temples, including Angkor Wat, the principal temple of Angkor in Cambodia, have been built as symbolic representations of the mountain.

The mountain is solid gold .........

source: wikipedia

Big Wall climber
Yosemite area
Dec 21, 2006 - 03:45pm PT
OK, so assuming that if I had one trip AND unlimited skills and parters wht the same during the course of the trip I'd like to climb Book of Shadows, (VII 5.10+ A4 WI4) Nameless Tower, Pakistan.

And a special helicopter would pick us up from the top.

And it wouldn't be one of those special red helicopters with a basket hanging under it, either.


Trad climber
Dec 21, 2006 - 03:49pm PT
Right now...Cuba.

Trad climber
Calgary, Alberta
Dec 21, 2006 - 04:56pm PT
......or Bhutan

Boulder climber
Sick Midget Land
Dec 21, 2006 - 05:17pm PT
Kate, I think you are breaking the rules by assuming you get granted unlimited skills as well, not to mention a heli rescue. So, given you real skills, where would you want to go?

Big Wall climber
hiding in plain sight
Dec 21, 2006 - 05:35pm PT
The remote places have there appeal,
but if there is only one trip in a lifetime,
It's the Ditch.

If I won the Powerball Lotto,
it'd be a chateau in Cham for me.

Trad climber
Dec 21, 2006 - 05:44pm PT
As much as I have wanted to travel the world and climb, there is so much beautiful, some say the best in the world, rock right here in my back yard; I really can't justify going anywhere else untill I have ticked off some of these gems.
A lifetimes worth of the best alpine climbing on the planet.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet..............

Trad climber
the blighted lands of hatu
Dec 21, 2006 - 05:48pm PT
baffin by sailboat and kite...

Social climber
The West
Dec 21, 2006 - 05:56pm PT
-with survival suit and whale detector!

Trad climber
the blighted lands of hatu
Dec 21, 2006 - 06:03pm PT
indeed :-)
maybe a kayak or 2 and a couple dry suits - if its gonna be a dream trip...

Happy and Healthy climber
the Gunks end of the country
Dec 21, 2006 - 10:28pm PT
Starts at Cape Canaveral.

Still need to research, but some crag on the moon (interpreting world very loosely...)

Returns to Cape Canaveral after a few FAs and souvenir rocks.
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