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Postby Mark Straub » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:14 am

One of the ads displayed on the top of the screen says "Hypoxic Expeditions". Personally, that doesn't appeal to me at all. Why would I want to go on an expedition where the main purpose is to deprive myself of oxygen? I would love to travel in high mountains, and one of the consequences of that is low oxygen, but I'd call that more of an unfortunate side-effect rather than an advertising facet. Thoughts?

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Postby Baarb » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:33 am

Well you're generating press for it already, personally I never notice banner ads.
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Postby Tom Fralich » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:00 am

Well, your post induced me to look at their website. Maybe they should give you a free trip.

Pretty ambiguous...other than that they're a guide service offering trips on the easier peaks in the CB. But what exactly is the "pre-acclimatization" program? There's no explanation of it other than some vague "sleep high, train low" and "hypoxic this and that" mumbo jumbo. The time frames of some of their trips seem pretty suspect...Huascaran Traverse in 8 days? And how many days for the pre-acclimatization program? Or is that part of the 8-days? I'd be hesitant to sign on for a trip with someone who provides essentially no details on what it is that they're offering.
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Postby kheegster » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:23 pm

That's funny. The only ad I get is for 'Smugglers' Notch - America's Family Resort' with pics of a couple of super-adorable kids. Need to get more hardcore!
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Postby fvinces » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:49 am

I asked and received very interesting information about their programs.
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Postby MoapaPk » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:40 am

I think the ads are keyed to age. I get mainly Activia and Metamucil banners.
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Postby Mark Straub » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:23 pm

MoapaPk wrote:I think the ads are keyed to age. I get mainly Activia and Metamucil banners.


That's hilarious! Most of the ads I get are targeted for big adventures. A lot of them look really cool.

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Postby Hotoven » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:53 pm

kheegster wrote:That's funny. The only ad I get is for 'Smugglers' Notch - America's Family Resort' with pics of a couple of super-adorable kids. Need to get more hardcore!


Dang, that's what I get too. I guess because were from the East Coast.
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Postby Hotoven » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:51 am

gbeane wrote:
Hotoven wrote:
kheegster wrote:That's funny. The only ad I get is for 'Smugglers' Notch - America's Family Resort' with pics of a couple of super-adorable kids. Need to get more hardcore!


Dang, that's what I get too. I guess because were from the East Coast.


As I was reading this I had the Hypoxic Expeditions add on top and the Smugglers Notch add on the bottom (I am also from the east coast)


My favorite is "The wrist ID from Road ID, it looks good and saves lives." its a silly wrist band with your personal information on it, but I always think of David Hasselhoff when I read that second part.
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Postby xDoogiex » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:09 am

Good thing they don't show on my phone. Probably be like come pet a llama or a cow. I'll check next time at mom's
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Postby MoapaPk » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:13 pm

I'm also wary of Anorexic Adventures -- "All the climbing, half the food". There must be other ways to save weight.
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Postby Hotoven » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:48 pm

MoapaPk wrote:I'm also wary of Anorexic Adventures -- "All the climbing, half the food". There must be other ways to save weight.


Haha, that sounds more like torture than fun.
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Postby Dave Dinnell » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:40 am

However, a more popular company with climbers is Intoxic Expeditions..."After you tie in, you can tie one on" 8)
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Postby pinscar » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:54 pm

"Huascarans (North and South) Transverse July 1-8, 2010 !!"

I am especially intrigued by the "transverse." :wink:
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