Posted by: Chas
Re: A minitreatise on the eight-thousanders - 12/23/13 03:42 AM
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.
Posted by: oenophore
Re: A minitreatise on the eight-thousanders - 12/23/13 10:37 AM
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.
Posted by: RangerRob
Re: A minitreatise on the eight-thousanders - 02/09/14 05:18 PM
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.