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14-05-2016, 08:53 AM
RE: Mount Everest
I'd like to stand atop Everest; not interested in actually climbing it.

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14-05-2016, 10:25 AM
RE: Mount Everest
(13-05-2016 01:45 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Don't they have the "Pack it in, pack it out" rule there? The mountain is becoming a trash heap, especially at some of the lower base camps. At least that's my understanding.

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Apparently closer to the top oxygen tanks are strewn everywhere. People are too exhausted to haul them back or something.

It's actually the literal shit that is piled up from so many people that is one of the biggest problems

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16-05-2016, 05:50 PM
RE: Mount Everest
Ah, Everest. Still looking for Mallory and Irvine's Kodak camera? Still a mummified body with a green jacked laying under a rock? Still a chance of looking down, realizing you're stepping on the hand of a sherpa that's been dead for 20 years? Not much changes up there I guess.

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16-05-2016, 06:01 PM
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I had a contract to teach English in Mexico city at 7400 feet altitude,and though the city has 30 million people I had trouble breathing due to the altitude, shortly after triple bypass surgery, couldn't imagine Everest.
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16-05-2016, 06:32 PM
RE: Mount Everest
I wouldn't mind seeing Everest.

Maybe a nice documentary? I could watch it, while sipping a cocktail and smoking a joint.


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16-05-2016, 06:37 PM
RE: Mount Everest
Yes I read the book and no I have no intentions of ever mountain climbing again.

I’ve been to a 16,400 foot summit and I was miserable, don’t want to even imagine a base camp above that!

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16-05-2016, 07:51 PM
RE: Mount Everest
(16-05-2016 06:01 PM)Born Again Pagan Wrote:  I had a contract to teach English in Mexico city at 7400 feet altitude,and though the city has 30 million people I had trouble breathing due to the altitude, shortly after triple bypass surgery, couldn't imagine Everest.

My house is at 6600 feet. The ranch where I keep my horses is at 8,000 feet. One of the guys who rented office space from me had a triple by pass. My office building was 6,000 feet. Guess it helps if you have grown up here.

I've been up over 18,000 feet in the Himalayas but I rode a horse up that mountain pass. I'm not dumb enough to try to walk up it.
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16-05-2016, 08:21 PM
RE: Mount Everest
(16-05-2016 06:32 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  I wouldn't mind seeing Everest.

Maybe a nice documentary? I could watch it, while sipping a cocktail and smoking a joint.

There was a great one on TV a few weeks ago.

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17-05-2016, 07:19 AM
RE: Mount Everest
(16-05-2016 06:01 PM)Born Again Pagan Wrote:  I had a contract to teach English in Mexico city at 7400 feet altitude,and though the city has 30 million people I had trouble breathing due to the altitude, shortly after triple bypass surgery, couldn't imagine Everest.

If you were there for any length of time, you would normally get acclimated to the altitude after a week or two. However, Mexico City also has some of the world's worst air pollution. Your breathing problems might have had as much to do with that as the altitude.
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17-05-2016, 07:30 AM
RE: Mount Everest
(17-05-2016 07:19 AM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(16-05-2016 06:01 PM)Born Again Pagan Wrote:  I had a contract to teach English in Mexico city at 7400 feet altitude,and though the city has 30 million people I had trouble breathing due to the altitude, shortly after triple bypass surgery, couldn't imagine Everest.

If you were there for any length of time, you would normally get acclimated to the altitude after a week or two. However, Mexico City also has some of the world's worst air pollution. Your breathing problems might have had as much to do with that as the altitude.

Mexico city's air pollution is a thing of legends, mostly. They have a tree in Chapultepec Park that was planted before Columbus did his thing, and it died in 1969 of pollution. They started a program of cleaning up the air and the environment in general, now that city is cleaner than most, but the story hangs on.
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