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Petronio Petronio
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Everest

Just watched the movie tonight.  I don't think I'd ever risk my life like that.  (I have a cousin in England who summited K2.)  Anyone here done it, or seriously thought of doing it?  

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JasonWx JasonWx
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I have thought about and researched it...I can't afford the 60k plus and the 3 months or so away..

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Jon951 Jon951
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Could never do it due to condition limiting oxygen to my right leg below the knee, so I'd be toast above 16k feet I'm guessing. Also, I would imagine it would be difficult to afford the time to train for the climb, even if I could qualify medically. Perhaps I'll be able to make an attempt in my next life!
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JasonWx wrote
I have thought about and researched it...I can't afford the 60k plus
Got to be way more than that.  Can you attempt Everest without other super high altitude experience?
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
JasonWx JasonWx
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You need to establish a resume of climbs..You need high altitude experience.
After I was on Rainer I looked into Aconcagua..High altitude but not very technical..
Getting in shape is easy, finding the time and cash is the problem.  
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That's why I think 60k is way low.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Sick Bird Rider Sick Bird Rider
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For that same 60K you could take 5 friends on the heli ski trip of a lifetime, especially this year with the low Canuckistanian dollar. It would be way more fun than slogging up Everest with a bunch of other affluent sheep.
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ml242 ml242
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If I go it'll be from the other side with Sick Bird Rider, no sherpa support or supplemental Os.
Sick Bird Rider Sick Bird Rider
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ml242 wrote
If I go it'll be from the other side with Sick Bird Rider, no sherpa support or supplemental Os.
Ha, thanks for the vote. I am pretty sure we would get distracted by the pow skiing at lower elevations, then spend too much time in the yurt drinking chai.
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Climbing is a different kettle of fish..Both experiences are great..
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