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How high have you been?

Postby Marmaduke » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:15 am

I'm new and just starting out, but I have figured that within the next 3 years (climbing months June - Sept.) I will summit 100 peaks. Based on the summit heights that will be
1,191,866 feet high or 226 miles up. NOT elevation gain but,... Whitney is 14,505, so if you hike it twice then the number is 29,010 feet. For those of who've done this for decades your numbers must be staggering! What are they, how high have you been? Thanks Troy
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Postby Marmaduke » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:52 am

Hi Pete, I emailed you 2 months ago asking questions of you about climbing. This site has fun stuff on it and serious, I guess you thought this to be serious? Firstly, I didn't say the up and down, if you read I said if you hike Whitney twice. And where did I mention driving or taking trams to the top of anywhere? If people can have a little fun with posting Mountains on Mars on this site then........................along with a lot of the same, fun stuff. What about setting goals?? Thanks though for your thoughts. Troy
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Postby rmick25 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:17 am

I don't have to any input directly pertaining to the topic.

Just wanted to say that what your trying to do is great. I wish you the best of luck! I hope I have that kind of motivation when I get older.
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Postby Marmaduke » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:47 am

Thanks Mick I appreaciate that. I'm very competitive, grew up playing sports, been in good shape and will train to make sure I reach my goals. And I can say 48 isn't old, sounds like it, kinda' but look at the couple on the image page. Thanks agian.
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Postby Big Benn » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:37 am

Being an Ugly Fat Bastard, as well as old etc I have kept a daily exercise record from 18 months after I started hill and mountain walking in 2004. Keeping a record gives me an incentive to get off my ass every day and walk.

It's vertical ascent.

Here you go:-

2006 228,000 feet
2007 264,000 feet
2008 206,000 feet
2009 253,000 feet
2010 22,800 feet so far this year

Total of 973,800 feet of vertical ascent.

For 2004 and 2005 I only have details of main mountain walks. No training data at all, so the numbers miss out quite a lot. But they are:

2004 25,000 feet
2005 76,000 feet

Giving a total since August 2004 of 1,074,800 fee of vertical ascent!

And I haven't lost even an ounce of my weight. :shock: :cry:

2009 was badly affected by this damned mystery bug that I get hitting me very hard indeed. On and off all summer and Autumn when I still manged to get out most days. Then the three weeks in Nov/Dec when it knocked me flat I did no walking at all, and the slow recovery since. Fingers crossed I seem to be on the up at present.
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Postby RayMondo » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:46 am

Wow, Bryan. That's one big stack. :shock:
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Postby Big Benn » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:43 pm

RayMondo wrote:Wow, Bryan. That's one big stack. :shock:


And all done very S L O W L Y

No one is slower up a hill than me. One of reasons I do a lot, (but not all), of my hill/mountain walks alone.
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Postby Buz Groshong » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:35 pm

Is this type A or what? :roll:
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Postby Joseph Bullough » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:03 pm

My elevation gain for 2009 was 625,000 feet. Actual elevation of peaks means nothing, and I don't keep track of it.

I was thinking that an impressive goal would be 1,000,000 feet of elevation gain in a calendar year, but that is a goal which will probably have to wait until I'm retired.
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Postby Hotoven » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:32 pm

Dang, I hate math, I don't even want to add my junk up. Maybe later... :D
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Postby mconnell » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:49 pm

As for the OP, I climb the stairs in my house probably on average 10 times a day for the last 7+ years. Since the top of the stairs is at about 9100', that works out to 91,000' per day or about 250,000,000'. And that's without ever leaving the house.
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Postby rhyang » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:57 pm

The only good reason to keep track of this BS is to impress people who don't know any better :twisted:
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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:05 pm

Hmm, I don't think I can put a number on that :D
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