Faking it, Everest style!

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How could you look at yourself knowing you 'fake' climbed the world's tallest mountain?   I mean, really????  who does this??  Bad photoshop.....

https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nepal-prepares-to-blacklist-indian-couple-for-everest-summit-manipulation/

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Canucklehead said:   How could you look at yourself knowing you 'fake' climbed the world's tallest mountain? 
 

Because if you're not a sherpa you have to be already half crazy to try to climb it.


Ain't No Mountain High Enough (except for these 2 liars) - Marvin Gaye

I would like to try to hike to everest base camp. I think that is a very challenging, but possibly achievable goal for me.

scrouds said:   I would like to try to hike to everest base camp. I think that is a very challenging, but possibly achievable goal for me.
  Excellent hike. I have same goal. Altitude is the challenge.  It's still higher than most peaks here 17,590.  The highest I've been is just over 14,000 (Gray's Peak, CO).  (Updated from 12,244)
http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/nepal-e... 

Canucklehead said:   scrouds said:   I would like to try to hike to everest base camp. I think that is a very challenging, but possibly achievable goal for me.
  Excellent hike. I have same goal. Altitude is the challenge.  It's still higher than most peaks here 17,590.  The highest I've been is 12,244. 
http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/nepal-e...

Maybe I can just get a helicopter to take me to base camp

My uncle is at 15000 altitude currently..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Manasarovar

Yesterday I climbed Mt. Everest, Mt. Fuji and Mt. McKinley. I did it all in the morning and managed to make it to McDonald's before breakfast was over. I'm applying for my climbing certificates.

Canucklehead said:   
scrouds said:   I would like to try to hike to everest base camp. I think that is a very challenging, but possibly achievable goal for me.
  Excellent hike. I have same goal. Altitude is the challenge.  It's still higher than most peaks here 17,590.  The highest I've been is 12,244. 
http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/nepal-e...

  Y'all should definitely give it a try.  I highly recommend everyone try some Himalayan hiking at least once just to experience the flight to and from Lukla and to see Namche Bazaar if nothing else.  For myself, I chose a slightly less beaten path to try to avoid the crowds that swamp base camp and did a hike to Gokyo lakes and then ascended Gokyo Ri and Renjo La instead. IMHO it's a much more beautiful hike than Base Camp - but, of course, you can do both in one hike.  Altitude can be a challenge, but as long as you take it slow and easy during those days you're gaining substantial elevation in order to acclimatize, it really isn't bad at all.  Since you have to go with a guide anyway, any reputable guide will make sure that happens.

Looks like their climbing career has reached its peak.

I was ~14k @ Pikes Peak only last week & I got tired just driving up the highway.

Solipsist said:   I was ~14k @ Pikes Peak only last week & I got tired just driving up the highway.
  
Nice, that's on my to do list

Highest (altitude) I've been is 12,200 and I was pretty lightheaded walking then.

I was at 33,000 ft but I never stepped out of my ride...


Pikes Peak View from Garden of the Gods - 08/28/2016
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Solipsist said:   I was ~14k @ Pikes Peak only last week & I got tired just driving up the highway.
  
Nice, that's on my to do list

Highest (altitude) I've been is 12,200 and I was pretty lightheaded walking then.

  I had done a challenging 3-hour ATV tour that morning & didn't know how much of the fatigue & dizziness to attribute to which cause... but they were both amazing experiences well worth everything it took to make it happen.  Here's the view from Garden of the Gods visitor center the next morning.

Once you climb Everest, it's all downhill from there.

They actually climbed a molehill, then made a mountain out of it.

scrouds said:   
Canucklehead said:   
scrouds said:   I would like to try to hike to everest base camp. I think that is a very challenging, but possibly achievable goal for me.
  Excellent hike. I have same goal. Altitude is the challenge.  It's still higher than most peaks here 17,590.  The highest I've been is 12,244. 
http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/nepal-e...

Maybe I can just get a helicopter to take me to base camp

  Perhaps you could ask your running mate if you could visit his uncle at Lake Manasarovar.  



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