Shout Box

Who's Online
1 registered (Rickster), 11 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#71082 - 12/19/13 10:32 AM A minitreatise on the eight-thousanders
oenophore Online   confused
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/24/01
Posts: 5977
Loc: 212 land
_________________________

Top
#71084 - 12/23/13 03:42 AM Re: A minitreatise on the eight-thousanders [Re: oenophore]
Chas Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/01
Posts: 1754
Loc: Flagstaff
What is it with the allure of the 0000m peaks, especially EverestThere are much more interesting mountains in the world, K7, Jannu that are less than 0000m.

Top
#71085 - 12/23/13 10:37 AM Re: A minitreatise on the eight-thousanders [Re: Chas]
oenophore Online   confused
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/24/01
Posts: 5977
Loc: 212 land
It's about the higher-than category. Recall the four-thousanders of the Alps (meters) and the Adirondacks (feet) as well as the fourteen-thousanders (feet) of the Rockies. It might as well be an even number.
_________________________

Top
#71157 - 02/09/14 05:18 PM Re: A minitreatise on the eight-thousanders [Re: oenophore]
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3765
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Several inaccuracies in this. Humans cannot permanently survive above 15,000 feet, or at least I think that's the elevation. Far shorter than the 6000m figure given in the article. Second, the "death zone" is 7000 meters, not 8000.

Top


Moderator:  andrew, Mike Rawdon 
Sponsored