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When is does it get too cold in South America to backpack?

Need help planning my trip.
10 years ago, August 28th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #142490  
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I wanted to do a solo backpacking in South America in March, but it might be delayed until May. I had a friend who was near the coastline in May and he said it was lovely but he didn't know about the mountains. When is it too cold upland in South America for me to explore the wilderness safely. I am from Hawaii and so 50 is too cold for me.

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10 years ago, August 30th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #142554  
South America is a big place. It runs from north of the equator to about 54 degrees south; the climate ranges from tropical to sub-antarctic. For example, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru would be fine year-round; Argentina and Chile would be having winter by May Reply to this

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