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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Alma, Colorado 12 41.38%
Juliaca, Peru 12 41.38%
Mauna Kea, Hawaii 1 3.45%
Nagchu, Tibet 0 0%
Yushan, Taiwan 4 13.79%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-02-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Climate data (especially relatively complete and reliable data) is really hard to find for high elevation climates. I wanted to include Uyuni, Bolivia or La Rinconada, Peru (almost 17,000') but I haven't found enough data to include them.

Here are the actual choices though:
Alma, Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Juliaca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mauna Kea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nagchu Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yushan (mountain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are some places with warmer summers (Leh) but I didn't include because I don't want this to be a simple cold vs warm poll.

Please choose a climate based on the climate and not its proximity to nicer climates (mauna kea, yushan) ...
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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When I first saw this I thought it was going to be a battle among more than 10 000 climates, which was a scary thought. Fortunately it was among climates situated more than 10000 feet above sea level. Due to temperatures getting colder with altitude this is a favorable zone for me worldwide, as most of this zone has at least decent climates.

I pick Alma, Colorado, which is the one with the coldest winters, and the only one which I can say has decent winters with plenty of snowfall. Summers are also nice and cool.

All of them earn at least a C from me, and all of them have pleasant summers by my standards, although Mauna Kea gets a tad chilly for even my version of summer. The winters are the main difference, and Alma is the hands-down winner in that department. None of them feature unpleasant weather, which is a first in the climate battles I've participated in.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:41 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Juliaca seems the most comfortable climate but there's something about Yushan that appeals to me for its oddness. It's sunshine isn't too terrible,with all the rain.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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Juliaca is the best of a bad bunch. I love the sunny, dry winters and the afternoons seem reasonably comfortable year-round even if the mornings are consistently cold.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Alma, the only one with consistent snow. Mauna Kea and Nagchu are too dry in winter for significant snowfall, Juliaca is a boring tropical alpine climate and Yushan only has 24.3 days of snow a year and is much too wet. Summers aren't bad in Alma given the high elevation: the 18C average max would "feel" a lot warmer in the strong sunshine.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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When I first saw this I thought it was going to be a battle among more than 10 000 climates, which was a scary thought.
LOL! That's what came to mind when I read the title first as well!
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: In transition
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They're all bad but Juliaca is the lesser of the evils.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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Alma, CO could actually be my dream climate.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Juliaco for me, too. Fairly comfortable year-round, and the sub-zero winter temperatures easily avoidable: just don't be outside late at night or early in the morning!

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When I first saw this I thought it was going to be a battle among more than 10 000 climates, which was a scary thought.
Same here! I was thinking "If I'm expected to troll through 10,000 Wiki pages..."
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Mauna Kea gets a tad chilly for even my version of summer.
I wonder if anyone really loves that climate. Never warm, but never reliably cold and snowy. Sort of like an indecisive climate overall.
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