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Nov. 2nd, 2008 | 06:20 pm


DSCN0640, originally uploaded by krow.

I took a snapshot from the plane window yesterday as we passed by Mt Everest.

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Roy Corey

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from: xerhino
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
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The goddess mother. Last I heard it was $50k just to set foot on her. It'd be a pretty cool mountain to hike, even part way. I've heard that older people actually do better on climbs like that just because they have a certain endurance that comes from not muscular resilience, but long years of coding. The mountain tests one's resolve. :-)

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
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It would be cool to climb it, but I am not terribly outdoorsy, despite everything I do. The region in general interests me more... I like to see places.


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David Beroff

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from: d4b
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure I agree with that, but I was impressed with the range of ages of people I've met on the few mountains that I've climbed. Some of it may also be switching cause and effect; some people live longer because they exercise like that!

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Roy Corey

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from: xerhino
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I didn't mean to imply that older folks were any hardier, simply that there is a certain amount of willpower to keep going when the oxygen is thin and progress is almost non existent. I was trying to say that the resolve needed to keep plodding was something accrued with age, which I think (without siting a reference) sounds right to me.

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David Beroff

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from: d4b
date: Nov. 4th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
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Ah; gotcha!

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from: axehind
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
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I believe you can climb neighboring peaks for far less cheaper than to climb the mountain it's self. Having climbed (or attempted to) a couple of mountains myself, endurance is where it's at!

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David Beroff

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from: d4b
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
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Neat.

It seems that the summit is at or higher than your elevation.

My dad used to rent small planes, and one time we went up to New York, flew up the Hudson, and looked up at the tops of the higher buildings. And yes, it was perfectly legal.

Edited at 2008-11-03 06:52 am (UTC)

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Sue

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from: siouxiequeue
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 09:56 am (UTC)
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oooohhhh! that's lovely!
*hugs* - come home soon, let's do brunch again....?

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
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Brunch would be good :)

I come back to the US on the 17th... I'm in India now and heading to Singapore in a couple of days (and then on to Sydney).

Who knows, maybe we can do a game night sometime soon!

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