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Old 2021-03-08, 01:14   #34
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Hiking, Black Elk Peak, known as Harney Peak when we hiked it. 7242 ft. / 2207 m.

Camping (in a tent), Bridge Bay Campground in Yellowstone. 7800 ft / 2377 m.

Driving, Pikes Peak. Unfortunately I don't know how far we made it up the mountain before turning around. We turned around where the paved road ends (in 1991), which I think is above 11,000 ft, but I could be wrong. We were hit by heavy snowfall there (and of May) and we didn't trust the car or the weather so we headed back down.
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Old 2021-03-08, 02:06   #35
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We were hit by heavy snowfall there (and of May) and we didn't trust the car or the weather so we headed back down.
That is a wise thing. Better to turn around and live, than to press forward like Mallory.
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Old 2021-03-08, 04:51   #36
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~12000 ft while driving across the Rockies. Definitely felt lightheaded so tried to get down the other side as soon as possible.


~12000 ft while flying in my colleague's plane (unpressurized). I had moderate altitude sickness due to how quickly the plane ascended - thus unable to acclimatize. On the return trip, we flew at ~8000 ft.
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Old 2021-03-08, 10:42   #37
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I did manage to get to the summit of Kilimanjaro, though it was probably the most arduous thing I've ever done: there's a couple of hours gap in my memory from the middle of the ascent to the crater rim.

I'm not quite sure where to go from there: it has to be the Himalayas or the Andes, and probably I ought to do a week of ice-axe training in the Cairngorms in winter first, and I suspect I'd need to work on upper body strength in the gym once gyms start being a thing again.

I don't know if I'm likely to be able to get fit enough to make Aconcagua plausible.

Of course, Grainne is not yet nine months old so it will be some years before I get anywhere further than the gym ...
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Old 2021-03-08, 11:16   #38
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2,863.65 meters (9,395.2 ft)

Triglav, highest peak of the Julian Alps
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Old 2021-03-08, 13:41   #39
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We rode our motorcycle through this.

The loss of engine power at that altitude was very noticeable.

We rode up several other (non-interstate) passes but we don't remember if they were higher.

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Old 2021-03-08, 18:23   #40
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I live at 7684 feet, 24/7/365.

Yes, I suppose that makes me a hermit, lol.
Hey, a new icon. At least one new to me.

I approve.

Too small to be able to read "WIZZARD" on the pointy hat.

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Old 2021-03-08, 19:45   #41
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I once "free-climbed" a 55-meter tower to install some wireless kit.

It's not the fall that kills you. It's the sudden deceleration at the end...
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Old 2021-03-08, 20:08   #42
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We rode our motorcycle through this.

The loss of engine power at that altitude was very noticeable.
Yes, it is quite a tunnel. I realize that I'd driven through it on the way to Keystone conference from DEN. Renting an SUV for that conference was ...a smart move.

On the opposite end (not that high but the longest road tunnel in the world), I'd driven through Lærdal Tunnel
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Old 2021-03-10, 20:27   #43
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I once "free-climbed" a 55-meter tower to install some wireless kit.

It's not the fall that kills you. It's the sudden deceleration at the end...



Highest Tower / Column hight for me was ~99,5m; an destillation tower at LyondellBasell in Cologne; Germany.

It was the highest Column on that site, the view was quite stunning. It was perfectly clear weather; sadly phones and such arent allowed on those petrochemical plants (for a good reason).


Mountain wise the Brocken with its 1.141 meters (3,743 ft) was the so far highest point for me. Its many years ago, so i should probably get to visit it again at some point. :D
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Old 2021-03-11, 01:38   #44
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