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KEEP AN EYE ON THE ELEVATION LEFT SIDE OF YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN,
THEN MOVE MOUSE AT THE END TO SEE EVERYTHING.

This is amazing . . . it's almost like being there and there's a 360 degree view from the top!

http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-everest-journey.html

Cheers, Beers, & Gold

Chuck

KG6SYX :old:

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Exfriend of mine did it and all other highest peaks ( Seven Summits http://7summits.com/ )on other continents. He first wanted only to do each highpoint in each state. Even went to Mt Sunflower in Kansas. It borders the lowest point in COlorado.

He went crazy after all the climbing and prolonged hypoxia, commited arson, went to jail for a few years and is now seeking a law degree :tisk-tisk:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Sunflower

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Exfriend of mine did it and all other highest peaks ( Seven Summits http://7summits.com/ )on other continents. He first wanted only to do each highpoint in each state. Even went to Mt Sunflower in Kansas. It borders the lowest point in COlorado.

He went crazy after all the climbing and prolonged hypoxia, commited arson, went to jail for a few years and is now seeking a law degree :tisk-tisk:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Sunflower

I've read that a climber loses a % of brain matter each time they summit Everest. Since I have so little to start with why risk it.

Mt. Sunflower would make for an easy day hike.

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Oxygen regulator was kablooey.

He told me everyone was passing him and he was a strong hiker. Cost him $60,000 for the guides/sherpas and faulty oxygen rig. Then another 3 years in custody after playing with fire.

:nutty: He should have got more time.

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Oxygen regulator was kablooey.

He told me everyone was passing him and he was a strong hiker. Cost him $60,000 for the guides/sherpas and faulty oxygen rig. Then another 3 years in custody after playing with fire.

:nutty: He should have got more time.

60 grand!!! I guess it is more now. I'm all for adventure but that kind of money would keep me in beer & babes for a long time.

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I've read that a climber loses a % of brain matter each time they summit Everest.

Exactly,,, It's an alien place, though there're human freaks of nature able to summit without supplemental oxygen.

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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/history/firstwoo2.html

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"Sometime between 1 and 2 in the afternoon on May 8, 1978, Messner and Habeler achieved what was believed to be impossible—the first ascent of Mt. Everest without oxygen. Messner described his feeling: "In my state of spiritual abstraction, I no longer belong to myself and to my eyesight. I am nothing more than a single narrow gasping lung, floating over the mists and summits."

It took Habeler an hour to get down to the South Col, and Messner an hour and three quarters—for a distance that had taken them eight hours that very morning. They reached Base Camp, jubilant, two days later.

Messner and Habeler's success puzzled the medical community, and caused a re-evaluation of high-altitude physiology. Messner would return to Mt. Everest in 1980 to successfully complete a solo ascent—again without supplemental oxygen. "

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