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Is there any Climber who climbed all peaks above 26000 feet

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Postby mrh » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:09 am

Well jump on it. Maybe you can be the FIRST! :roll:
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Re: Is there any Climber who climbed all peaks above 26000 f

Postby tengobotas » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:21 am

Whats the significance of 26000?
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Postby dadndave » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:17 am

What happened to Lhotse? Did the top fall off or something?
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Postby dadndave » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:44 am

What is it in cubits?
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Re: Is there any Climber who climbed all peaks above 26000 f

Postby Big Benn » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:27 am

twoshuzz wrote:
tengobotas wrote:Whats the significance of 26000?


It's 1 foot above 25,999 ft.


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Postby Buz Groshong » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:19 pm

Why not 25,000 ft.; that's a nice round number, or maybe 20,000 ft.? :D
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Postby Matt Worster » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:54 pm

RIGHT. What's a cubit?
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Is there any climber who climbed all peaks above 26000 ft

Postby Cy Kaicener » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:48 pm

My guess is that there are probably no climbers who have climbed all of those because the climbers who have completed the 8000er list think in terms of meters and not feet. Any other theories?
Gyachung Kang 7985 meters missed out on being a 8000er by only 15 meters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyachung_Kang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-thousander -- The 8000er completion list
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Re: Is there any climber who climbed all peaks above 26000 f

Postby Buz Groshong » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:01 pm

Cy Kaicener wrote:My guess is that there are probably no climbers who have climbed all of those because the climbers who have completed the 8000er list think in terms of meters and not feet. Any other theories?
Gyachung Kang 7985 meters missed out on being a 8000er by only 15 meters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyachung_Kang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-thousander -- The 8000er completion list


But the list of 8,000ers is too small! If we are going to be a Type A, anal retentive, list chaser, we need a much longer list. :wink:

The other absurdity is that 7-summits thing! It should be the 192-summits: the highest peak in every member nation of the UN.
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Is there any climber who has climbed al 26000 ft peaks

Postby Cy Kaicener » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:16 pm

I dont think that those elite climbers think that the list is too small :wink:
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:00 pm

On an international level, I'm pretty sure people only care about meters. The next significant level would be 7000m I guess?
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