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VIDEO SHOWS THE CLIMB ONTO K2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF-wlAEC3f4
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Lads what if they encounter the Yeti up there
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Poles tried last year Winter summit, got BTFO and went back: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/features/athletes/avalanche-danger-ends-polish-k2-expedition/

This year Russians will try to make history and do what the polaks couldn't do

https://timesofislamabad.com/27-Nov-2018/russian-climbers-to-arrive-in-pakistan-for-scaling-k2-only-8000-metre-peak-in-the-world-not-been-scaled-in-winters
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>>89300631
>“There is still hope,” he said. “But if it doesn’t stop snowing, it will become impossible.”

>It didn’t stop snowing.

>The team recorded 80 inches of snowfall in the preceding eight days.
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I've seen the matterhorn in person and it's really half of K2? wtf K2 is small. Is this really the best that the Earth has to offer? I hope we get invaded by aliens our planet is pathetic.
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>the village of asshole

i can't be the only one lel
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>>89300674
I've been on top of Etna and it felt so fucking high. To think that Everest is almost 3 times higher is incredible, it blows my mind. It's gargantuan
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>>89300589
>90km walk
I'm out
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>>89300680
>>the village of asshole
grow up
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i went up helvellyn in february and thought i was going to die
i'm not sure i'd fancy this 8km nonsense
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>>89300674
That's why we're going to Mars to climb Olympus Mons next.
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>>89300743
no.
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>climb for 2 miles
and thats it. easy.
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>>89299756
Pemba and Gerard were the only truly selfless people.
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Looks tiny
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>>89300877
just like your dick lmao
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>>89301041
your mum climbed K2 last night
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You fucking reddit niggers just have to ruin everything with your generals, don't you?
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>>89301060
I believe the word general is used somewhat ironically here.
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>>89301060
Kevin...Kevin...it's okay...it's okay...
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>>89301071
I'm sure it is.
Just like it was used ironically for the figure skating bullshit at first, right?
For fuck's sake.
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>>89301104
Kevin...
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>>89301060
>You fucking reddit niggers just have to ruin everything with your generals, don't you?
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>>89301104
it's a one time event. stop pretending this is /mount/ - mountain climbing general, retard
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Give me a space suit senpai I'm climbing Olympus mons
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>>89301060
Like it or not, /K2g/ is here to stay.
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>>89301295
this

FUCK the haters
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>>89300695
plus Etna is a long ass walk but really easy, not very steep and very regular, being a volcano
actual mountains like K2 have so many difficult passages the height is basically only half the challenge
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>>89301277
>implying it's a challenge
this shit isn't even a real mountain, i could ride a bike up there from the north western side, just give me a week of time, some decent insulation and a bunch of oxygen
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can't they just build a ramp? how hard can it be.
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>>89301402
forgot pic
i mean look at this oversized bimple
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>>89301060
>chess general
>every other sport general
Instead you go nuts at a few lads chatting about hills, sons crying now thanks
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>>89300589
>video

chicken shit desu except for that climb from camp 2 to camp 3
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Best mountains in the world
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>Bhutan banned all mountaineering in their country
>Gangkar Puensum will never be climbed in your lifetime
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>>89301407
look super easy i dont think you would ever need to do actually rock climbing youll just walk
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>>89301447
Implying some rogue fucks sponsored by red bull won’t climb
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>>89301460
what if they died lol
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>>89301447
why even live
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>>89301459
It's 22000m and the size of France
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>>89300607
I hope they rape him. The faggot ate one of my goats
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>>89301480
i know but the slope look quite regular enough that you will most likely reach the summit by walking , bless the based astronaut that will do it one day
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could an goat climb k2?
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>>89301465
They’d have to bury themselves in the snow so they didn’t get caught haha
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literally what's so hard about walking up a hill? is the hard part making enough money to get a helicopter flight to the base camp?
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>>89301530
>posting the same low quality bait in two different threads
anon that's just sad
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Post the highest mountains in your country
>Mt. Apo
>2954m above Sea Level
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I think it counts as a hill
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Monte Bianco/Mont Blanc, the cradle of mountain climbing itself
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>>89300767
>go up Helvellyn in September
>wind is so bad have to crawl across it
>even the locals say fuck that and come down
People die up there all the time
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>>89301447
>>Bhutan banned all mountaineering in their country

wtf? source? why would they do that???
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>>89301765
religious reasons
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>>89301578
>english "mountains"
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>>89301774
Scottish actually
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>>89301774
Ben Nevis is in Scotland my white friend
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>>89301765
They don't want the corpses and shit of retired dentists.
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>>89301765
their gods live up there
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>>89301447
>>89301765
based Bhutan, I wouldn't want signal coloured assholes in their midlife crisis littering my mountains for centuries either. "muh heroes" fucking nignog behaviour.
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How much does it cost in total to summit Everest
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>>89300589
btw if you want to experience a real k2 ascent, watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-dMVvvIt8M
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>>89301822
https://www.alpineascents.com/climbs/mount-everest/price-schedule/
but i've seen cheaper options
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>>89301774
*summit plateau vanishes in mist, shit compass reading drops you down the North Face*
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Rollerblade>K2
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Is Göran Kropp elite?
>In 1993, Kropp returned to Karakoram, this time to climb K2. Initially, he planned to participate in a Swedish expedition, but Kropp realized that if he could reach the top before the expedition's other participants, he would become the first Swede and Scandinavian to reach the top. Kropp therefore joined a Slovenian expedition scheduled to climb the mountain before the Swedes.[citation needed] Another reason why he brought forward the date of his climb was that his Range Rover had remained in Pakistan since his Cho Oyu climb the previous year because customs in Iran refused to allow it through.[citation needed]

>Kropp's Slovenian colleagues had decided however to exclude him from their climbing plans. Kropp settled, instead, to join David Sharman, who hoped to become the first Englishman to come down alive from the top.

>During the Slovenians' summit bid, a violent storm arose and stranded them at high altitude. Kropp abandoned his climb to save those he could. A week after this incident, he stuck with his British colleague, but Sharman fell, fractured a leg, and went back down. Kropp climbed on and reached the peak solo, without bottled oxygen. On the way down another storm on the mountain marooned Kropp at 8,000 meters above sea level. Kropp made it later to base camp.[3]

>In 1994, he returned again to Karakoram, accompanied by Andrew Lock and the Swedish climbers Mats Holmgren and Nicolas Gafgo. Their object was Broad Peak, and their goal was a first ascent of the hitherto unclimbed south-southwest ridge, on which several reputable climbers had failed. They also failed and had to turn back to below 7000 metres. Afterwards, they focused on the regular route to the summit, where, on the first attempt Lock, Holmgren, and Kropp reached the foresummit. Kropp made another attempt at the main summit and succeeded after a fast, non-stop solo climb.
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>>89301853
And to add:
>For his 1996 ascent, Kropp left Stockholm on October 16, 1995, on a specially-designed bicycle with 108 kilograms (238 lb) of gear and food. He traveled 13,000 kilometres (8,000 mi) on the bicycle and arrived at Everest Base Camp in April 1996. Following a meeting of all of the Everest expeditions on the mountain at the time, it was agreed that Kropp would attempt to summit first. On May 3, Kropp climbed through thigh-deep snow and reached Everest's South Summit, a point 100 metres (328 ft) from the summit.[4] However, he decided to turn around because it was too late in the day and if he continued, he would be descending in the dark. While Kropp recovered from the ordeal at base camp, the 1996 Everest Disaster unfolded. He helped bring medicine up the mountain. Three weeks later, on May 23, he again tackled the mountain, this time successfully summitting without extra oxygen support.[5] He then cycled part of the way back home.[6]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6ran_Kropp
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>>89301817
FUCK Bhutan

https://www.markhorrell.com/blog/2011/why-bhutan-is-not-worth-the-tourist-fee/

They charge $250/day for ALL tourists regardless of what they do in Bhutan.
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>>89301874
good, should be 1000. fuck tourists, stay at home you faggots.
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>>89301860
>is Goran Kropp elite
yes, I used to shill Goran Kropp on here sometimes,the bike/everest/bike solo as one of the greatest athletic feats.
>dying when a karabiner breaks on a shitty 60 foot climb
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>>89301823
>Abruzzi route
Better watch this, Magic Line route https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMxkv_3GcBc
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>>89301874
'I remember one bar I visited in Thimphu being plastered in posters of Manchester United players. The owner had become a Man Utd fan after watching live English Premier League football piped in by satellite TV. He was even able to fill me in on the footy scores I’d missed while out on trek.'
>man u customers even in worst Tibet
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>>89300695
Everest is surrounded by other huge mountains and high land so it probabbly doesn't look as high up as you think, you can see the sea of Aconcagua though
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The most alpha manlet in history.
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>>89301974
>Norgay
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Doesn't have altitude but has world class technical climbing.
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>>89301974
Fucking effay desu
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>>89301874
based
fuck tourists, they ruin everything
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>>89301874
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qjd_SVAnZk
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>>89302491
stop bullying us plz
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>>89301974
You lads tried that Tenzing energy drink? Aint half bad.
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>>89302554
no but I will now!!
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>>89301765
BHUTANESE PASSPURRT
DA BHUTANESE PAHSS-PURRRRR
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Bump
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Will Irvines body on Everest ever be found?
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>the virgin matterhorn and the chad k2
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https://youtu.be/8eW6ifxuVFY
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Poles are insane
https://youtu.be/ocW6mxEmXgw
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When do these slav fags climb, because no way this thread lasts out until they do.
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l-lads..
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/study-predicts-8-5-magnitude-earthquake-in-himalayas/articleshow/66882185.cms

https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/science/story/massive-himalayan-earthquake-due-study-warns-1399895-2018-11-30
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>>89305268
depends on the weather forecast
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>>89301560
Zugspitze

2962 meters above sea level
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>>89301874
Meanwhile we don't even need a visa or passport to travel there let alone a daily fees. Based Bhutan.
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post your favourite local (read: in your country) ascents lads
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>>89300589
I hoppe the Russians toss the p*les down the mountain or crush them with an avalanche, imagine the butthurt
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>>89301447
>>89301765
Bhutan isnt the happiest country in the world for a reason zoomers
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>>89301823
agree this guy has the best climbing footage
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>>89307188
>it's a they steal eachothers oxygen to survive episode
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It is a British mountain
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>>89301560
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baraque_Michel
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>>89307312
yer nan's a British mountain m8
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>>89307128
Highest in my count
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>>89307474
*County
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Lmao how's this a sport? They move at a snails pace and there are leftover ropes and ladders to guide them if not help them get up. It's a pathetic attempt at a feat, and the team that went last time turned back due to weather not because of the climb. That means its just trial and error, the first team to get a week of decent winter weather will claim it. Who cares.
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>>89307128
For me, it's the qt comfy Karwendel mountain

I live in Munich, so it's not exactly where I live, but my grandparents live nearby
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>>89301447
Aesthetic as fuark
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>>89307474
I live in Montana and that looks kino. I should visit the desert sometime.
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>>89307128
T. Huw Owain Jenkins-Thomas-Jones
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>>89307474
That’s snow mate
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Is there snow on mountains because they’re so high up or because it’s cold
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>>89310128
blencathra is in the lakes mate
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>>89301853
yea soloing shit like that definitely
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>>89310223
Yee
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>>89307128
For me, it's Himmelbjerget
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>>89310881
Forgot picture
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>>89307128
Matterhorn looks great and comfy
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>>89310806
Very serene, mirin they’re all similar sizes
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>>89311396
No
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Zermatt is comfy and no cars allowed
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>>89300674
Matterhorn prominence is 1000m, K2 is 4000.
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>>89300837
Being a completely selfless person in the mountains is not ideal. Gerard did die because he was selfless.
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>>89307128
Does this count as an "ascent"?

I'm from the Rhineland (or Moselland to be more exact), we don't have any real mountains here
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>>89307128
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>>89301823

>watching nice scenery
>then a guy just falls to his death in the background

jesus
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>>89312196
That was his glove, he already fell down before that shot.
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>>89300589
Is suicideclimb a sport?
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>>89300589
The chad K2 vs the virgin Matterhorn
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>>89311603
then I was bamboozled by the guys pic
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Is a falling rock an athlete?
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>>89304753
6'2 vs 5'9
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I climbed up Meru once, solo. Was ez no sweat
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>>89310283
Nvm, thought it was Crib Goch
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>>89301874
Unironically based. We ought to do it too, fuck tourists
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Climbing K2 is certainly impressive, but also suicidal.
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>>89307128
For me, it's Ojos del Salado
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tis barely a hillock
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>>89301277
It isn't a true challenge. Despite its impressive height, that thing is more a plateau than a mountain. Climbing it must feel like a long ass walk upwards.
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>>89301591
That massif forged legends like Maurice Herzog, Gaston Rebuffat or Lionel Terray. We're talking about people who climbed Annapurna for first time in the 50s. That was the first 8000 peaked by men. I climbed the Grandes Jorasses in the Mt Blanc massif and was truly impressive. I cannot imagine the experience of peaking a mountain in the Karakoram or Himalaian ranges.
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Will it be livestreamed?
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GOAT anime
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>>89319659
name?
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Hey /sp/ how the fuck would you train and get ready to climb K2?
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>>89322214
jog/walk outside every day for 2-6 hours for 1 month with backpack behind you gradually increasing the weight every day

do weight training and push yourself to the limit. inhibit the idea that you're trying to become batman, mentally, physically.

start by climbing smaller mountains

go to k2
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>>89300767
>helvellyn
>mountain
>england
>950m
>lmao
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>>89301402
>i could ride a bike up there from the north western side
>>89301480
>It's 22000m and the size of France
Tour de Mons 2020
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>>89307474
I love that place. Been up above the tree line but never to the summit.
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>>89322214
training is for queers, heaven or hell let's rock
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>>89311474
btfo
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Anyone read Ed Viesturs book about climbing, No Shortcut to the Top? the guy banged his gf on mt everest
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>>89319947
yama no susume
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Real Madrid is going to sign whoever climbs first.
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i love k2 general who's with me?
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This is so strange to find this thread. I watched some documentary about the 2008 K2 disaster once and became really interested in the mountain ever since. I didn't even know you can become interested in a fucking giant rock but here I am. It is nice to see other autists here who enjoy /ourmountain/.
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do you want to go paragliding around k2?

https://twitter.com/pid_gov/status/1069122848206278657
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>>89332458
it all started thanks to 2 teams of mad slavs and we discovered /sp/ actually likes mountaineering
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>>89311785
>Moselland
my ancestors ;-)
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Just made this pic for scale. its actually accurate too, the height from k2 base camp to the summit is 3211 meters. The height of the highest building in the world, the burj khalifa, is 828 meters. so from base camp, the burj khalifa would stack on top of itself 3.878 times before it reaches the summit of K2. just made it myself, i dont know about the width of the building but the height is not bullshit
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>>89335227
now that looks like an actual mountain

none of that everst bs
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>>89334930
there used to be a thread a few weeks ago that hit bump limit as well and also got a second one
mountaineering is definitely over with /sp/ians
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>>89332458
same here, i would've never known that I could care about a giant triangular slab of rock
but i became obsessed with it
almost as if it was calling to me you know?
super weird
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Azul is my place in this world. Fucking wonderfull montain.
Is not such a big deal, Only 2250 meters, And I felt short by 50 meters of the summit cause that needs especial gear. And is literally just a pointy rock.
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>>89335520
Summit it's out of frame here, it's to the left behind the threes and the picture was taken in Summer. Winter is pure white
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>>89330825
Me!
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>>89335520
omg looks like heaven. is it part of the appalachians?
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>>89335520
I mean you live in argentina, you should give fucking aconcagua a shot
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Mountain climbing...is there a point?
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for me it's Kangchenjunga
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>>89300589
man the worst part is you get to the top and the view is just an ugly mountainscape. it doesnt really look like anything. its just like how mountains look from planes.
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>olympus monlet
Try a REAL mountain for a change
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>>89330825
Me. It's funny, about a month ago I started getting really obsessed with tall mountains independently, and specifically K2 after I read about the 2008 disaster and the story behind its name. The allure of some place that humans were just not fucking meant to go is really romantic for some reason. It's like a 9 day hike to even get to base camp, no driving past a certain point. Really cool coincidence that there started being /sp/ k2 generals recently too, I was a little weirded out that my personal obsession made its way to sp at such a coincidental time but this is dope
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>>89335822
yeah did what a shit view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v7uwrW1Yfg
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>>89335822
yeah dude what a shit view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzFRvWq1RWQ

ignore >>89335868 it's CGI
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>>89335823
>that eastern ascent
get some snow up there and we have ourselves a mountain
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I was obsessed with mountains when I was like 12, had it all planned out how I was going to climb the seven summits and a bunch of other peaks. then I became a fat lazy fuck and haven't climbed shit despite living in an area where is climbing fairly easily available to me.
/blog
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>>89301560
Mollehoj, 170m (Denmark)

And yes Denmark is flatter than Colgate country. Can't stand these counts talking about how I must miss the mountains.
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>>89335778
I like k2 best but nanga parbat is lit
tallest mountain face in the world
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if it werent for the shitty geo political situation in pakistan, i'd love to visit
apparently it has the highest concentration of 8000+ mountains in the world
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>>89335955
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>>89335964
Man I've been thinking the same thing. Unfortunately in 2013 the taliban rolled up to nanga parbat base camp and murdered like 13 people. I would love to see nanga, k2, even smaller peaks like tirich mir
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>>89301823
how do you secure the ropes up when you clim a mountain? Is one person at the front of the pack nailing in hooks for the ropes while he climbs?
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>>89336002
>In Wakhi, trich means shadow or darkness and mir means king, so Tirich Mir means king of darkness.
>7,708 M
>33rd highest in the world
tirich mir is a fucking badass mountain despite not being an 8000er
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>>89336002
Nigga just go to South America. Not like your ignorant ass(or mine) could tell the difference between climbing a 7000 or a 8000 mountain
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>>89335927
Maybe you should change that
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Had watched this before and this thread reminded me of it.
Some scenes really give you a perspective of these mountains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUQBT3Y22QQ&list=PLm-2W3BFSyqBV2YU5sHAqV7UzdauGhloS&index=10
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>>89335964
soon
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>>89335955
That's the Rupal face. It's fucking impressive.
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>>89335986
saw this picture on reddit as well
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>>89300631
>polish explorers
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>>89301447
>Bhutan
Every country in the world belongs to America.
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>>89300837
what'd pemba do? i am unfamiliar with the story
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Hey /sp/ could you climb k2?

I couldn't because I'm a fat fuck with a fucked up knee
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>>89336154
I get dizzy after 30 minutes without drinking water so it wouldn't be for me either
maybe I'd get used to it over time
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>>89336112
I didnt get it from reddit but i would imagine its been posted there about 69 times
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they're actually very far away from each other
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>>89336154
I hate the cold, I'd give up almost immediately, so it's not worth trying
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>>89336154
I'm out of breath after climbing four sets of stairs, so no
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>>89336193
>Nepal and Pakistan are far away from each other
>needing to look this up
Are you American?
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>>89336154
im young, fit and healthy but probably fucking not, I do not have the mountaineering experience. I could probably do everest though
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>>89336203
I'm just saying, most of those are are close to each other but the two tallest ones are several 100 km away from each other
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>>89336154
One day but not today or tomorrow
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>>89301853
>dead at 35 from a climbing accident
same shit every time.
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Our idea of mountains is completely subjective. Why some peaks are independent is entirely based on the subjective measurements we choose to apply. Truth is, the entire mountain range is one mountain.
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>>89336258
yes. but that is prominence and very subjective, what isn't subjective is distance from sea level. and that is quite clear, 1. Everest, 2. K2. Unless you are measuring from the core of the earth, then its chimborazo, but the earth is not uniform and I think sea level is a better metric
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>>89336203
>poster has german flag
>"are you american?"
wtf are you smoking down under there lmao
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>>89336339
I was making a joke because clearly as in my comment poor geographical knowledge (i.e not knowing two countries are a significant distance from one another) is associated with Americans and their lack of basic world knowledge, you dumb fucking seppo
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>>89307128
would you, /sp/?
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>>89336410
Google Trango towers
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>At one o'clock in the afternoon, the British climber Peter Kinloch was on the roof of the world, in bright sunlight, taking photographs of the Himalayas below, "elated, cheery and bubbly".

>But Mount Everest is now his grave, because only minutes later, he suddenly went blind and had to be abandoned to die from the cold.

>As the team descended, Mr Kinloch's guides noticed that he seemed to lose co-ordination. He would slip and stumble, then resume walking normally. After an hour, he made a surprising request to the team leader, David O'Brien, to be shown how to get down the ladders. At first he said he was having difficulty seeing, then he admitted that he could not see anything.

>It took four hours for Mr O'Brien and a sherpa to help the stricken climber down to Mushroom Rock, barely 1,000ft below the summit. Two more sherpas arrived and for the next eight hours they all struggled to bring Mr Kinloch,28, down the mountain, administering drugs and oxygen. But they were now dangerously close to needing rescue themselves, and had to abandon him and struggled back into camp at 5.30am, exhausted and suffering from hypothermia and frostbite


>Retinal haemorrhages – bleeding from the cells at the back of the eye – are a relatively common complaint of mountain climbers. High altitude causes the blood to thicken, increasing blood pressure, which can lead to the seepage of blood from cells into surrounding tissues.

>Some researchers have found that more than a quarter of climbers on an Everest expedition are affected by retinal haemorrhages. Normally, they are minor, with no noticeable effect on vision, and resolve themselves within weeks of a return to low altitudes. But in Peter Kinloch's case it appears the effects were acute and extreme, causing total loss of vision, which led to deadly consequences.

This kind of shit also scares me away from climbing.
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Became obsessed with mountaineering years ago and read all the books, articles, movies etc. Being in Australia, having fuck all money, equipment or expertise messed that up. Every now and then I look at photos and stories of other peoples' climbs, feels bad :(
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>>89336575
You could climb the highest peak in Australia and say you did one of the seven summits.
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>>89336561
>High altitude causes the blood to thicken.
>British love affair with EPO

Mystery of the exploding eyeballs =solved
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>>89311822
:)
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>>89311822
ahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahah i would kms if i was a mountaineer born in that 'country'
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>>89336616
Maybe I should do it in winter so that it looks like more than a summer hike. It legitimately looks like a a small hill on top of a slightly bigger hill.
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So this is how sneaky Gens get made?
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>>89336154
The only mountains I've scaled were mostly hikes with some scrambling, I'd need some real training
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>another general
4channelers, ladies and gentlemen.
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>>89335822
that mars mountain is some pussy ass hill, you can literally walk right up to the mountaintop
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what's your favorite mountain to jerk off to?
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>>89336746
Kiwiland looks mountainous in the Lord of the Rings movies. That's relatively close by. Maybe you could make it out there once a year or something
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>>89338619
Ur mum.
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>>89319659
>summiting that late
they're all going to die

captcha: mountains
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>>89300589
starting 3000m up already basically cheating
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>>89338619
big fan of Great Cockup myself
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>>89335822
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>>89336079
>2017
>being an Islamic terrorist
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how do people die on these? is it just basically dont slip or you're fucked
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>>89339459
we're talking about people that spend thousands of bucks on gear just to climb a rock in bumfuck himalaya.
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>>89339459
Ask Stevie and we'll find out
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>>89339459
Every moutaineering disaster book/documentary ever:

Some experienced guys/sane human beings with a sense of self preservation -
'fuck it's really late, we're close to the summit but it's too late, we're not going to make it before it gets dark/that weather system rolls in/our energy runs out/this increasingly bad hacking cough kills me etc etc.

Other less experienced guys/temporarily insane idiots: fuck it, it's really late but we're really close to the summit, you only live once lol, this cost a shitload of money I'll never be here again
*dies*
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>>89311822
Kino
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>>89336746
You can still climb Uluru before next October, it's probably piss-easy but it's still a great view
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>>89339459
avalanches
lack of oxygen
dehydration
rocks moved by wind or other climbers
slipping and falling
actual freezing to death is often the main cause but it's mostly result of the previous reasons
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>>89301459
They say it's so gradual of an incline you would hardly notice that you were climbing it
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>>89322214
Intense cardio for one year, sleep in a oxygen regulated chamber (forget what they are called, cyclists sleep in them), rock climbing and bouldering training, running with a heavy backpack, gain some muscle mass but not too much (lighter body = less oxygen needed however you need muscle for your body to eat for energy once you get high enough), acclimate to high elevations, get a physical from your doctor, buy 50k worth of equipment, permits and guides, pray you don't fall off a cliff and become a snow pancake.
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>>89336561
why don't they just take guide dogs with them
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>>89322214
You could train cardio for a year and meme your way up Everest by paying 50k and having Sherpas and oxygen drag your ass up it.
But you can't do that with K2. Stepping foot on that without long experience of technical climbing is suicide. Also, you have to be able to climb difficult terrain and look after yourself while being totally and utterly fucked, which is a learned skill.
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>>89300607
Messner went looking for yeti, looked everywhere didn't find.
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Can I get a quick roundown whats going on?
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>>89347856
Slav suicide squads attempting K2 in winter, Poland first, then Russia. /sp/ waiting for weather.
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>>89339459
>get within 200m of the top
>route is a 60 degree incline under a huge icewall which can collapse without warning and squash you flat

also if you slip or fall you wont stop until you hit the foot of the mountain
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>>89348459
the poles should try the polish route in winter
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>>89300589
Bump
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has /sp/ ever climbed a mountain, it's my goal for 2019
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>>89348459
Let's see these Slav niggers try that on Annapurna I.
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>>89356111
the poles did a winter ascent in 1981, boland stronk
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>>89355907
I climbed you mother.
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>>89356191
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>>89355907
I'm too poor for the 8000ers
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>>89356542
just climb a 4000er
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>>89356282
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>>89355907
same. I live in Colorado so it's a bit embarrassing that I haven't yet. I have been at the top of a couple 14ers, but just the two that you can drive almost all the way to the top
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>>89339762
mostly shit weather, it can change pretty quickly and if a storm catches you midclimb you're fucked, you either freeze on the spot or get disoriented and fall to death
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>>89355907
i never climbed for real, only got on the top of easy mountains that don't require gear and at most have a few passages with free climbing/ropes/ladders
my top altitude is around 3000m (starting from around 1500) so pretty lame considering i live in the Alps
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>>89355907
Might try killamajaro at some point
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Name a more aesthetic mountain.
Pro tip: You can't.
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>>89357665
Too jagged imo
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>>89357665
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>>89357881
>>89357665
these look LITERALLY impossible to climb
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>>89357665
what was that movie called?
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>>89355907
Surely you've been up Snowdon? I'm very afraid of heights but i'd like to try Crib Goch someday in summer
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>>89357665
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>>89355907
actually scratch this forgot about the one I climbed in hawaii, should count, only like 2300 feet high but from sea level, somewhat technical, at least a couple dozen rope sections on slippery jungle rocks. And in 85 degree heat and fuck high humidity and no breeze at all, felt like a damn sauna.
definitely going to try and hike at least a couple 14ers this summer.

>>89357665
looks like shit. nice clean almost symmetry like K2, Fuji, Kilimanjaro is much nicer. Khan Tengri is pretty based
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>>89357522
I'm told it's just a very very long walk uphill, for a couple of grand. Not for me thanks. Summer, hiking with a bit of scrabbling is my limit, shit can get real too quick beyond that.
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>>89355907
I climbed Mt Olympus in Washington state
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>>89357522
You're basically paying 1k euros for some native guys to carry all your gear while all you do is walk up. It's a joke.
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You have visited (cuz he can't) Tsewang Paljor, also named Green Boots, he is resting because climbing makes you tired and exhausted.

Say "Sleep tight and warm, Green Boots!" if you wanna sleep peacefully this night :D
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>>89361304
Sleep tight and warm, Green Boots!
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>>89355907
Mt. Si, outside of Seattle.

Although it's more of a hike than a straight up climb.
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Posting the OG murdermountain
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>>89361824
>Prominence: 362 meters

umm ok sweety
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>>89362059
Prominence means nothing if it's a simple walk to the top like Kilimanjaro
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>>89305223
I'm used to skiing comfy Colorado mountains, this blew my fucking mind
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>>89362330
you're retarded btw lrn2read
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>>89301447
Your only hope is that a huge petrol/methane reserve gets discovered on Bhutan so that our American friends can liberate their mountains(and their country) for every winter sport enthusiast.
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Lads, recommend me some nice books to read about this
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These threads have gotten me so interested in this. Thanks /sp/. Also, previous thread -
>>89271480
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>>89357665
There are so many Tinder girls that somehow end up in south Argentina for whatever fucking reason.
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>>89301447
This is worse than being an old virgin.
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>>89361268
seems like a really boring hike yeah, and takes a week. If I go to Africa to climb a mountain it'd definitely be the Rwenzori mountains, it's long been one of my favorite mountain ranges, they seem mysterious and majestic as fuck, more interesting landscapes. Also climbing them is technical, though the glaciers are apparently disappearing fast
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>>89355907
Highest I've done is Kala Patthar which is the small mountain by Everest base camp.
Hardest part was the altitude and oxygen levels, otherwise was a nice climb in the dark.
I also did pikey peak (4968m) which is near the Salleri region of Nepal and had a great view of the Himalayas. Did it by myself when I was a stupid 22 year old got near the top as it was getting dark with no supplies and walking across icy ledges, so had to leg it back down and slept on the floor of some farmers hut who did speak any English but made me tea and food.
He guided me up the next morning, was the best view Ive ever seen.
Also done Ruapehu and Ngarahoe (mt doom in lotr) in NZ, but those are a lot easier, but dumb people will occasionally die on them.
I'd love to not be poor and learn how to climb proper technical mountains.
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>>89365803
is going to nepal something a poor person can do, actual question, I've got like 2k in the bank
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>>89366040
>2k
>poor

stop making fun of us actual poor people
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>>89366075
I'm in debt though
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>>89366040
Yeah I went with 6 months savings part time working while studying at uni.
Nepal is one of the cheapest countries in the world, as it's one of the poorest.
I might of spent at most 1000nzd total?
Was there for 5 weeks, did three weeks trekking and climbing, then toured the country went to Lumbini, Pokhara and Chitwan to see wildlife. I got to see tigers, rhinos and bears while being guided through the jungle on foot, the Bengal tiger was at most 20m away, and all my guide just scared it off with a big stick.

I digress, Nepal is cheap even if you're poor.
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>>89366410
what about hookers?
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>>89339459
High altitude pulmonary or cerebral edema. Horrible way to die.
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https://youtu.be/n-pa_qM8XE4
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>>89366410
this really sounds fantastic. I'd love to go there. dangerous at all? the people seem pretty based
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>>89368507
holy FUCK
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>>89335227
looks tiny
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>>89368507
he lost all his shit, how do you get down after that?
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Anyone??

>>89358827
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>>89361824
That's the north face of Eiger. Not so tall but scary as fuck
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The karakoram is the most based mountain range
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>>89336123
Fuck off, of all eight-thousanders, Poles recorded first winter ascent on 12 of them. Jerzy Kukuczka was the second man to have ascended all of them, just one year after Messner. He also did that twice as fast as him (8 to 16 years). Hymalaism is our national sport and something we actually do well.

>>89300631
The last year's expedition was pretty good, the main reason it failed is because two retard lovers tried to summit Nanga Parbat alpine style (no sherpas, no supplemental oxy, etc.) and got hypoxied. Now, the roastie there decided to call for help and left her bf up in the mountains, so two of the best guys from K2 expedition got into heli, landed near the base on Nanga and climbed like 2000m in one night to save the roastie and evac her to hospital, while the bf died. Thanks to that, expedition lost the good weather and could not summit until after the end of the winter.
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>>89368507
>when your mum says dinner's ready
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I can run 2 miles in 12 minutes why can't they just climb the mountain fast and then come down quickly before they freeze or run out of air? And don't give me nonsense about gravity they're attached to the mountain gravity isn't pulling them any more than it is on me when I'm running,
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I think the spookiest and most fascinating thing about mountain climbing to me is the idea that you might just accidentally stumble across the frozen and almost perfectly preserved body of some poor fuck who died on the way down from the summit decades ago.

Like jesus fuck
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>>89370859
it's not really that common...
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>>89336746
maybe try the hannel’s spur track?
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>>89361304
>Sleep tight and warm, Green Boots!
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Bump
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>>89301504
The real question is, could an horse?
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I don't know if it's posted but this is K2 kino documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmGel9P8ekk
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>>89311567
Kino
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>>89361824
been there, even looking at it from the distance made my palms sweaty. thanks but no thanks.
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>>89363291
Messner and Bonatti are pretty based both as climbers and authors
they sound really smart when talking so i imagine they wrote at least a big chunk of books published under their name themselves
Bonatti surely did, he worked as a journalist other than climber/explorer
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comfy rock climbing > expensive mountaineering
DESU
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>>89370731
fucking roasties
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>>89368507
wheeeeeeee
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>>89300607
would you fuck female yeti? make some yeti children
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>>89376155
No wonder you do that thing with the sheep with that mindset.
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RIP ueli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfpYNr7es0Y
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>>89376201
excuse me sir you are thinking of the Welsh
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>me a weak ago, hopefully tomorrow
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>>89301817
based irate poster
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>>89355907
Walked mountains, climbed lots of rocks.
Combining the two I don't like.
pic related is the highest I've been, not very high. 2,706 m (8,878 ft)
t's just a scrambly walk, rough as fuck though. Highest point in Corsica.
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What's the tallest mountain anyone here has climbed? Anyone climb Denali?
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>>89363291
Standard pleb tier Everest book is Into Thin Air, it's good though, and the guy is a climber so he knows what he's talking about. Tells you what it's like in low oxygen.
Messner's Crystal Horizon is 2deep4u on his Everest no oxygen solo, well worth reading, absolute madman.
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>>89307128
mt. adams is in my county and country, one of the best climbs in the world and great training if youre planning on doing mt. rainier (20th highest prominence in the world)
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Is there a way to overcome acrophobia?
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>>89376384
kek
>fucking zoomers
I used to skate, sometimes still do but only when quiet. Saved.
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>>89376602
complete confidence and control in your motor skills/twitch movement
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>>89376384
https://www.summitpost.org/boundary-cohp-unnamed-7-709/268524

wasnt really a climb
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>>89376602
Climb high shit all the time, you become more used to it. This is one reason Alex Honnold can do what he does. Most of it is like concentrated walking to him.
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>>89376384
I've climbed (read: rambled) up Teide


>>89373066
"One out of three climbers reaching the summit of K2 gets killed"

fugg
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>>89370731
yeah, I heard about that, one of the great rescues. You can't really complain, they got the surgeon style I AM LIFESAVING GOD buzz.
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>>89376540
I’m planning on climbing it this year. Been up to the south hill camp a few times for huckleberry picking. Planning on crampons and an ice axe. Do I need anything else?
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>>89377001
youre set, the weather isnt nearly as volatile as it is on rainier or even st. helens but just make sure your spikes are sharp and you have a decent axe.
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best general on /sp/
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If I ever climbed K2, it'd be only to see the shadow of the mountain.
It's one of the most beautiful and haunting things I've ever seen in my life.
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>even the 20th highest mountain in the karakoram is an aesthetic 7276m high tower

want to go to the karakoram now lads
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So when are those slavs climbing?
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the only reason i'd go to K2 is to just watch the other climbers die
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>>89376691
What the fuck
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>>89376691
he deserves to die
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>>89376384
I've done Shasta, Rainer, Kili, and Machu Picchu
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>>89355907
This is the highest mountain I've climbed so far.
2667m above sea level
The climb itself is 910m from the desert floor.
It's the highest peak in my state Texas
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>>89379951
It got cancelled
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>>89383868
source
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>>89384185
no idea about the teams, but at least at everest the winter expeditions are canceled due to bad weather
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>>89383868
>>89387179
stop spreading false news, CNN
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>>89388158
ok
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This winter there will be no Polish expedition to K2. Two other expeditions will try to reach the summit not reached in winter. They were prepared by the Russians and a Basque - Alex Txikon.
The decision that the Polish expedition will not take place this season, but in the next one, was made even before the declaration of the Russians and a Basque - explains Piotr Pustelnik, President of the Polish Mountaineering Association.

- We have adopted such a strategy that this year we are not going, but next year, in order to prepare ourselves better. We adopted this strategy eight months ago, when we didn't know that anyone would come to K2 this winter," said Pustelnik.

The financial reasons also decided to resign from organizing the expedition, this season.

- Please also remember that this is not trivial money, each such an expedition is an expense of the order of one million zlotys, which needs to be collected, so we have to have some time for it - adds Pustelnik.

K2 measuring 8611 meters is the second highest peak in the world and the last undiscovered winter. The Poles wanted to end the history of winter exploration of the Himalayas and Karakorum by going out to its top. It was the fourth attempt to conquer K2 in winter.
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>>89389887
poles pussied out admit it
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>>89389887
btfo, bet that fag Basque will make it somehow the crazy fuck
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first winter solo Alpine style K2 ascent literally when?
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>>89336004
Afaik all the hard work is usually done by Sherpas.
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>>89389887
>being so poor that you can't afford to walk up a hill
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>>89376249
I remember when he pissed off the Sherpas on Everest and they tried to kill him. Good times.
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>>89390455
video?
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>>89390477
https://www.outsideonline.com/1929126/brawl-everest-ueli-stecks-story

https://youtu.be/pAaVK8eJsfo

Who was right?
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>>89390525
your father when he abandoned you
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>>89390343
Summiting K2 costs like 100k per person, probably more if they're doing it in winter.
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>>89376155
>being a furry
nah I'll pass
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>>89390566
it costs 30k on the high end.
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>>89301060
Hating reddit is a 4chan thing..Here at 4channel we love our redditors. Gimme an updoot!
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>>89390539
Good gag
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>>89335927
its never too late my man I was a fatasfatass up until I was 16 and hated having to climb my way up the hill in my town to Mcds, now I live in SoCal and spend most of my days off in the Sierras. You can do it
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I'll never understand why they don't list mountain heights from base to peak.

How fucking long is the hike/climb of everest?

I somehow doubt el capitan is the 3000ft granite wall
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>>89392773
El Captain is fucking huge m8. I did the upper yosmite falls trail last spring which is just to the right of el Captain and thats a +2700 ft hike
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>>89392773
mauna kea (hawaii) is the biggest mountain from base to peak

except about 2 thirds of it is underwater
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>>89390525
Their country, respect their customs, no Sherpas, no climbing.
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>>89392773
Because climbing mountains is not a dick waving contest and nobody gives a fuck about muh numbers except for chinks and mutts.
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>leave k2 to me
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>>89390525
>What happened there is a much bigger problem. I think the leader felt like he was losing face. They had been fixing ropes for four or five hours, and then we climb up on the side of them without using their ropes in one-and-a-half hours.

never expose the sherpa mafia
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>>89380449
>>89380601
watch Free Solo. There's a scene where he gets an MRI and it's revealed that the fear center in his brain is completely inactive
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Have the poles been avalanched yet ?
>cant into space
>cant into climbing
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>>89390525
>euros being pussies
how can you not beat up a little pack of 5'5 Sherpas? I would have died on that mountain rather than being bitch slapped by some mountain Asian.
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>>89380449
>>89380601
Gravity Fearing Anons HATE this video, click now to see why!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phl82D57P58
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Guys, I'm going to "climb" my first mountain.

2,351 m
Class 2; YDS Grade II

Am I going to die?
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>>89390566
>>89390587
>>89390343
>one million zlotys
equivalent of 230 thousand €
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>>89393989
Sei höflich, Kevin
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>>89394335
nah, I intend on climbing one that's about 3850 in the summer
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>>89393487
Glorious, really.
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>>89396150
wtf London looks like THAT?
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>>89336154
After climbing your mom every night K2 would be a breeze.
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what do you fags think of the new olympics speed climbing, looks like absolute shit to me.
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>>89396150
damn, never new london got that much snow
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>>89399365
Meme sport desu
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>>89361304
Sleep tight and warm, Green Boots!
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>>89394245
Wtf, no fucking ropes at that height.
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>>89394245
so what does he do when there isn't anything to grip?
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>thread still up

Is this, dare I say it, a beginning of a new >spport?
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>>89394245
balls on this kid
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>>89402821
I'm waiting for new horror stories tbqhwy
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>>89403377
Do you claim Messner as your own?
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>>89403667
if you speak German you're German
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFr1KdY6aiw

Do you guys think Mallory & Irvine reached the summit of Mt Everest?
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>>89403360
>>89394245
How the fuck does he do it?
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>>89336123
Based
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>>89405293
i think we will be only sure if we find Irvine body as he was with the camera

but i like to think they did
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>>89376384
serra da estrela
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre_(Serra_da_Estrela)
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>>89405293
Wasn't mallory supposed to have put a picture of someone on the summit, and when his body was found he didn't have it on it?

So either yes or they thought they did.
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>>89407429
What if the cheeky china lad who found their body took the photograph with him
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>first person to summit nanga parbat and does it solo while taking methamphetamine tablets

was he /our guy/?
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>>89396150
wtf i love london now
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>>89407457
The Chinese dude located him, but didn't know who it was, just said he was an "English dead". Really don't think he'd be taking random shit from him.
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How is this thread still alive?
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>>89403360
That move out of the finger crack is fucking horrible to watch.
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>>89376273
How was it, did u take the path seen on the pic? I actually bought my first climbing helmet for Planjava.
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>>89407559
The ghost of Ueli Steck sustains it.
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my youtube recommendations are all about alpine climbing.

Any more /sp/ favourites? Particularly ones where people die / get hurt.

Touching the void style
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>>89408728
Well, it's not alpine, it's just a sea cliff in Scotland, nobody dies or even falls, but I like this. Dave MacLeod climbing a long fucking way, not much gear, and really pushing it out with old man strength on an E10 7a last pitch. Their faces are great at the end, totally fucked and anybody who's really pushed themselves on a long day will recognise it all.
12 minutes so ADD spergs must avoid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXgdXptfgtk
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>>89409641
I'm wrong the last pitch is E11
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>>89394245
>The absolute madman.
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>>89409641

thanks m8. That was tense as fuck.
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>>89408619
Jetzt steckt er in seinem Grab ahahahahaha
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>>89403697
lel you wish
try not losing so many wars next time
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>>89412283
>I-I don't understand a word b-but they're just like me!
just be glad you moorish retard are allowed to leech off central european power
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>>89301874
I wish austria would do that.
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>>89335227
The real question is : at which distance this pic has been taken. Feels like more than 30km. I see Eiffel Tower at that height when I'm at 3km approx.
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>>89355907
Eiffel Tower. I did not even reach the summit, only the second floor. And with an elevator.
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>>89370783
you see good sir there is simply not enough oxigen for your muscles to do that kind of work, also climbing 1mile != runing 1 mil.
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you could also go runing and rest for a while, feel pretty cozy, rest a bit more fealing really good, seconds later you become a guide point for other climbers, you become the mountain
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Guys, be honest. What are my chances of ever summiting an 8000er when I'm a 28 year old boomer that has never been in good shape, can't climb the stairs without getting exhausted and has had an exceptionally unhealthy lifestyle my entire life? I eat only junk food, never get enough sleep, have had mental health issues half my life and drink and smoke too much.

Mountain climbing has always been my dream, but as of late I've discovered that I actually have to do something to achieve my goals and that time actually moves forward and I'm getting old. Is it ever "too late" to become a mountain climber? Highest "mountain" I've ever summited is a 400m hill, and it seems all the professional mountain climbers out there grew up in Colorado, summiting peaks when they were 3 years old. I'd have to drive 6 hours to get to something resembling mountains from where I live, and I don't even have a car.

Also no bully pls.
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>>89415937
>tfw live in colorado and don't climb shit or ski or go outdoors
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>>89415937
Give yourself 5 years lad
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>>89415937
0.
I'm 31, fit, love outdoors shit and the Inca Trail (4000m at its highest) almost killed me.

Elevation related sickness is real and fucking kills you if you grew up in the floodplains like me.
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>>89415937
>>89416811
Oh but to give you some advice. Let's break down the traits you described and Ill provide commentary.

I'm a 28 year old boomer
That's good. Mountaineering is an endurance event and the world's best are in their 30s, 40s. Not all physical activities are for the kids.

>that has never been in good shape
Thats ok, you can turn it around, 30 isn't a death sentence but you need to start getting in shape now.

>can't climb the stairs without getting exhausted
Thats not good, work on that. Always take the stairs from now on.

>and has had an exceptionally unhealthy lifestyle my entire life?
That makes change a lot harder I wont lie. But you can do it!

>I eat only junk food
Stop that.

>never get enough sleep
Good sleep will come with good eating and exercise

>have had mental health issues half my life
Those will fade too with healthy living and setting and achieving goals for yourself.

>and drink and smoke too much.
Drinking isn't too bad, smoking is. You need to stop. Holy fuck of all the things you listed, being a smoker is absolutely the number one thing holding you back from climbing a mountain. You could do 2000m ones ok, but anything 3000+ is off limits for you until you quit smoking.

The air is thinner, your lungs need to work three times as hard at altitude and you're killing them with cigarettes. You're killing yourself.

Even if you never summit an 8000er, please give up smoking.
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>>89416439
You live close to the mountains? The grass is always greener etc, but get out there man, you don't know how lucky you are.
>tfw born and raised in Norway and have never seen real mountains

>>89416704
Thanks man

>>89416998
Thanks for the advice man. I'll make it my new year resolution to stop smoking (because those always work), but I'm gonna fucking do it this time. I maintain that I'm not addicted, I just do it out of boredom, but I know how that sounds so I won't pretend to be that guy who "can quit anytime he wants". 2019 is gonna be my year lads.
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just climb brah
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>>89415937
Check out the ages of the people summiting these mountains. They are nowhere near their physical prime. You still have plenty of time to get it together and achieve your dream.
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>>89408619
> Approximately 300 metres (980 ft) below the summit, he fell an estimated 1,000 metres (3,300 ft)
>1,000 metres
ouch
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>>89420907
That's brutal, would take about 15 seconds to fall all the way. You literally have time to call your wife and say goodbye WHILE falling to your death.
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>>89376155
only difference between welsh and irish is that welsh are semi decent at sports and arent as inbred
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>>89416998
Smoking is bad, but man, Adam Bielecki has said in an interview that he smokes up to 5000m above sea level and he climbed K2 without oxy. It's nowhere as important as having a resting heart rate of 40bpm and as much hemoglobine as an elephant.
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>>89415937
disadvantages: everything you just listed and you are a shitposting 4chan fuck
advantages: you live in fucking Norway

You can do it, but you will be a different person if you do. Take this from experience, being 'fit' is not the same as mountain fit, or competent. Mountain fit is strong tendons, feet that don't blister and rot, non-exploding knees, can walk forever, can use fat and not collapse from hunger, and it goes on and on.
Competence at high climbing especially on snow: well this is VERY self selecting unless you take it slow and build up in baby steps.
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>tfw in the very beginning of /asp/ it was full of threads like mountaineering, hiking, niche sports etc.
>I thought that's what it was going to be
>now it's just wrestling /tv/-tier cancer
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>>89423059
F
the day /sp/ went too far
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>these mountains are not that big they said
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>>89423022
>advantages: you live in fucking Norway
Disadvantage: I'm dirt poor, Norway is expensive, and I live far away from the mountains.

No really, getting to and from the mountains from where I live will cost 100£ or more, and that's only transportation. Add 50£ and upwards per night accomodation. I was looking at a beginner course in mountain climbing last year, and it was 1400£. Just a general gym membership is 70£ a month. You can do fuck all if you're poor in this country.

But anyway, how do you train your tendons? Am I correct if I say that it's just lifting for years, and they will eventually become stronger?
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>>89307265
>it's a they steal each others oxygen to throw it down the mountain and let the others suffer a slow and painful death episode
I love those episodes
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Would you rather have done Seven Summits, Seven Second Summits, all 8000m mountainsr or Ocean's Seven in your life?
Pick one and only one.
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>>89307265
Which is why you climb without oxygen which is only for faggots
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>>89425055
Seven Summits. Much better conversation piece to 90% of people. Just Everest alone would be plenty for most normies.
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>>89425055
pleb tier, patrician tier, decent tier, obscure tier
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>>89423531
>Am I correct if I say that it's just lifting for years, and they will eventually become stronger?
no, you walk up stairs, then hills, then mountains, then mountains with heavy packs. Train with kettlebells, use balance boards, bodyweight squats, do pullups and dips, pressups. There's 900000 things you can for free, you have the wrong mindset.
>>89301974
Do you think these men trained with weights and protein powders like some meme /fit/faggot?
pic related, no
He soloed Everest without oxygen. He trained by running up mountains with a pack, and by climbing them fast. But none of that will keep you alive doing the things he did. He learned the deep sense of where to go and what to do and when to stop. You have to spend time in hills first.
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>>89423304
barely a hillock tbqh. unimpressed.
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Chogolisa is the kawaiiest mountain name :3
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>>89425197
>not Kanchenjunga
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what's the highest you can go without climbing gear and crampons and whatnot?
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>>89425234
on mars 72,000 feet
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>>89425234
I'd take a guess that it's Kilimanjaro.
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>>89425357
>you will never see the kilimanjaro glacier because it melted and died
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Bump
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How do you even climb something like pic related? The summit looks like a spearhead, it doesn't look like it's even possible to stand on top.
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>>89427892

You don't stand on the top, you sit on it.
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>>89429351
>put asshole on summit
>been literally raped by the earth
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>>89429421
kek
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This thread caused me to read "Into Thin Air" on my cross country flight. No way could I read 400 pages of a normal sports book in one sitting.
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>>89432741
It's an awesome book, never understood why people hated on Krakauer so much because of it. He was pretty objective in describing what happened tbqh
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>>89434791

Neither. It's an awesome book because a.) it's written by an actual skilled long-form journalist b.) that journalist just happens to have a history of some serious climbing (e.g., first ever climb of Devil's thumb's unclimbed face -he's pretty self-effacing about his ability in this book but the guy is a lot better than he puts on).

Also, the fact that he was pretty instrumental in the events around the deaths (like reporting that guy had returned when he hadn't(?)) and doesn't have any issue laying his burden out for everyone to see.
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>>89425055
for me, it's ocean's eleven
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>>89429421
Hot
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>>89302491

theres no england no more.mp4

your soccer teams for club and country look like inter milans roster of 2009 and every year more pakistanis fill the rich seats in the stadiums of united and chelsea.
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>>89434791
Because he criticised Boukreev (F) for his actions, but Boukreev saved people while others were even more shit. Also that he was involved too much with the yanks and went easy on them. I'm not going into the back and forth, fuck knows who was right, but it was about that.
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>>89437442
But did he really "criticize" him though? Boukreev did indeed fuck up when deciding to be a guide without using oxygen, and Krakauer wrote a disclaimer at the end (if I remember correctly, it's some time since I read the book) saying he only described the events as they happened, he meant no offence. I don't want to defend Krakauer, like you say, fuck knows what really happened, and Boukreev (F indeed) seemed like a great mountaineer, I just think he got disproportionately much hate for it. Even in the Everest movie, made almost 20 years later, he's portrayed as an inept cunt.
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Bump cause I like mountains
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>>89437565
he hurt Boukreev's feelings, then next year he was dead
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This thread cannot and will not die.
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>cerro torre on top the the eiger

absolutely based, if only the country they were located in wasn't so dismal
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>>89301560
>Big Egg Mountain
>317,4 m
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>>89441572
>>89441600
bump because i like stories of people dramatically dying
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>>89301560
>ojos del salado
>6891m above sea (3688m of prominence)
also happens to be the highest volcano on the planet, near me lanin is the tallest one with 3776m (2624m of prominence)
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>>89434791
>Krakauer

I can't speak to his accuracy in "Into Thin Air", but the guys working the Gloucester waterfront blew so much smoke up Krakauer's ass when he was researching "The Perfect Storm" that the book is viewed there as little more than a joke.
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>>89301560
>Galdhǿpiggen
>2469m above sea level

It's an easy hike to the top, but I've never been. In summer there's a kiosk on the summit that sells ice cream, soft drinks and postcards.

>>89443788
Cute!
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I have a question. So during the early years of mountaineering, before cameras and shit, how did mountaineers prove that they had indeed climbed to the top of a particular mountain.
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>>89444845

Mostly the honor system. It was very 1st World and patrician sport so 3rd World shitskins lying about phony accomplishments wasn't a thing yet. In some case, particularly in the Alps, people watched climbers through telescopes.
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>>89444080
Different author m8
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>>89445119
It's an honest question tbqh, no need to be so rude. The people watching with telescoped sounds surreal though, times have really changed.
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>>89444845
On an unrelated note, India is an absolutely awesome place to learn to climb. Some of the best value technical courses in the world.
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Hope /K2/ stays a while longer there's good mileage to be had yet.

Dark Glow of the Mountains. Herzog films Messner
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>>89446454
>It's an honest question

Hey, the poo was the one who brought up shit.

>>before cameras AND SHIT
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>>89447000
Speaking from experience? Any climb in particular you want to recommend?
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So did they climb yet
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Might climb Mt tongariro and ngarahoe (Mt Doom) in the same day this summer.

They're not huge so it shouldn't take too long but will be fun.
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>>89301560
Aoraki Mt Cook

Elevation 3,724m
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>>89301560
Mt. Elbert
Second highest mountain in the Continental US and the highest in my home state (4,401m)
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Post for Walter Bonatti.
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>Reading about sherpas

well that killed my hobby, all the best at the fuckin thing who climb everest quite frequently are almost all cucks to the fucking sherpas. dozens even a hundred could all mob you and throw rocks at you in a tent and with so many of them as body shields it'd leave no witness to a body they could easily just toss in some random crevess to where you'll be some landmark for normie sherpa cucks to see how far they climbed.
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You think after making the peak of Everest if some rich CEO prick told the Sherpa who guided him that in all his stories of climbing everest he was going to refer to the Sherpa as the "Bitch who held my oxygen tank" the entire way as you did the navigation all the way up that the sherpa would then at the summit icepick the guys skill in and push their body down the slope and then call it an accident?
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>>89449977
>>89449996
you should go to bed, Alejandro
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>>89449977
>>89449996
Based Sherpas
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>>89449977
>>89449996
SEETHING
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>>89449977
>>89449996
>my dentist buddy Goober disappeared on Everest in mysterious circumstances
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>>89449963
top lad
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>>89443825
In that case you should read the story of Hinterstoisser's Eiger attempt
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>>89444356
>kiosk on the summit
reeee
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>>89355907
Not really climbed, more of a hike really. 2500 plus something meters. Planning some climbing for next summer, currently ordering gear.
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>solos Everest without oxygen in your path
Even if he does believe in the existence of Yetis, he's still the GOAT.
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>>89452629
Yetis are real tho
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>>89452629
Yetis are real, one of them killed his brother on Nanga Parbat.
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>be a chill anarchical South Tyrolean
>be stuck on an expedition with nazi-style humourless Germans
>cuck the most pompous and arrogant one by stealing his wife
>30 years later he's still so salty he claims you sacrificed your brother for fame
>few years later your brother's body turns up exactly where you say he collapsed
>tfw you live in a literal mountain castle worth millions on top of being proven right



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