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Information on the Andes and South America

South American Explorers Club - US Organisation with good book and map catalogue and up to date security information.

Andean Links - A huge page of links on Andean languages, culture and travel. Almost everything, including ourselves, is here somewhere!

Direccion Meteorolgica de Chile - Chilean Weather Forecasts

Refugio Lo Valdes - A nice wee mountain hut in the Chilean Andes, only a couple of hours from Santiago


Some Superbueno Travel Links

The High Altitude Medicine Guide - As it says

XE.com - Currency Converter   Universal Currency Converter. Need to know how many Armenian Drams you get for a Uruguayan Peso? The answer at 22nd Feb 2006 is 18.12

The World Clock - Time Zones   What time is it in Buenos Aires or Addis Ababa now?

World Electric Guide  Need to know what kind of plug you should take to Togo or what the voltage is in Upper Volta?

GeoHive    Some busy bee has been accumulating lots and lots of data about all the worlds countries. Lists of everything from Coal consumption to Fertility rates. Personally I always thought the two were linked - a blazing hot fire is so nice and romantic!

Fit for Travel    A good Scottish Health Service website giving information about vaccinations, health risks etc. good maps of Malaria hazard zones for each country.

FCO The Foreign And Commonwealth Office - UK travel advisories, not quite as many warnings as the Americans.....


Books, Maps, etc

The Map Shop - UK based map shop. UK based map shop. Excellent service.

Omnimap  US map retailer.

Cordee UK based specialist guidebook retailer and outdoor book distributors.

Alpen Books  US based specialist guidebook and outdoor book distributors.

ITMB maps US/Canadian map producer.

Nevicata Publisher of the French editions of our guidebooks.


Climbing Magazines

A Spanish magazine with a lot of useful articles on the Andes     A Spanish magazine with frequent articles on the Andes (if you can read Spanish!).

Rock and Ice   US Climbing magazine.

Climbing magazineAnother good US climbing magazine.

Climber magazine  UK Climbing Magazine.


Mountaineering and Trekking Equipment

Aiguille Alpine   Great rucksacks. Comfortable and tough.

PH designs  Down jackets and sleeping bags.

Solid tents that stand up in almost any conditions   Solid tents that stand up in almost any conditions.

 

DMM Manufacturer of climbing gear   A hardware manufacturer  in North Wales.  

Great fleece and rainproof clothing for mountaineers. Fleece clothing for mountaineers.

NeedleSports climbing shop   A Keswick mountaineering shop who deliver anywhere. Good no-nonsense advice on their website.

Expedition Kit Hire  A relatively new expedition kit hire company, just about everything you could possibly want to hire with the  exception of chocolate bars!


Castle Douglas, Galloway and Scotland

  John Biggar's personal home page.  John Biggar's personal home pages. Now with extensive climbing topos for many of the Galloway cliffs and crags.

Mountaineering Council of ScotlandThe MC of S, Scotland's national mountaineering organisation. Information on climbing in Scotland.

Galloway Climbing   A page run by Stephen Reid with info on walking, rock and ice climbing, and skiing in the Galloway Hills

Wir ain Leid   - A barrie Scots Leid wabsite. If yer stravaigin aroon the wab wi nowt better tae do, tak a wee keek the nou. Jist dab yer moose tae gang.


Scottish Climbing Conditions etc.

AMI - The Association of Mountaineering InstructorsThe UK based Association of Mountaineering Instructors.

Mountain Weather Information Service from Geoff Monk   UK mountain weather forecasts.

Mountaineering Council of ScotlandScotland's national climbing organisation.

  John Biggar's personal home page.    Extensive climbing topos and photos of climbing in Galloway.


Skiing

Are you a bit 'fed up' with skiing on crowded pistes? Then have a look at the Piste-Off website for inspiration.

British Association of Snowsport Instructors


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