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06-11-2017, 03:01 PM (This post was last modified: 06-11-2017 03:16 PM by BikerDude.)
RE: What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
(03-11-2017 04:50 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Have you ever read the book, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer? It's a really well written and researched book. I'm fascinated by people who climb crazy mountains like that. I'd never do it myself because I have a huge fear of heights but I'm fascinated by the process people go through to get to the top.

Yeah. I loved it.
The movie is based on it.
It comes close. Not perfect but it follows the basic plot.
Krakauer was pissed at how they portrayed him but overall it was a decent flick.
For me it's not a matter of heights.
It's just that I'm too damn old for the very serious physical challenge.
People think that everest is a cake walk. They are way wrong.
Any 8000 meter peak is life and death.
And it's among the most physically challenging efforts in any sport.
But I do admit that walking across those ladders in the khumbu icefall would give me the willies.
That's why if I had to choose I'd take the north route.
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2011/02/...f-everest/
Not sure if it's back open.
Nepal closed it because of the number of bodies.

khumbu icefall as they say at the end "easy peezy". NOT!



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06-11-2017, 10:05 PM
RE: What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
Skydiving? Not so much.
Hang gliding or parasailing yes, those are on the To-do list.
Ziplining.
I've been sailing on bigger boats, I'd like to race hobie cats or something similar.
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06-11-2017, 10:19 PM
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06-11-2017, 11:36 PM
RE: What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
I hear herding yaks is really difficult.

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Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
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06-11-2017, 11:38 PM
RE: What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
Sky diving and hang gliding

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07-11-2017, 12:23 AM
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There's two things that fall from the sky, Dad once told me: birdshit, and fools.
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07-11-2017, 01:20 AM
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07-11-2017, 02:28 PM
RE: What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
(07-11-2017 12:23 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  There's two things that fall from the sky, Dad once told me: birdshit, and fools.

Someone used that line on me when they heard I was going for my first jump, and actually recommended bungee-jumping as a "safer" alternative.

"Look," I said, "A parachute is specifically designed to get you safely to the ground when you jump out of an airplane.
A bungee cord is designed to hold your mattress onto the roof of your car."

"I'll take the parachute."

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07-11-2017, 03:44 PM
RE: What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
Scuba diving.

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18-12-2017, 01:17 PM
RE: What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
I really want to go hang gliding, surfing, skiing/snowboarding, and someday I think I want to try running a half marathon.

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