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Looking for Climbers Who Have Attempted Mt. Everest

Exposure to high altitude poses a risk of developing one of three forms of acute altitude illness: acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema and high altitude pulmonary edema. Medications are available to prevent these problems and are commonly used by travelers at moderate elevations (e.g., 3000-5000 m) for this purpose. Recent reports suggest that climbers traveling to extremely high elevations on Mount Everest and other peaks are also using these medications to improve physical ...
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Am I too old?


I am 38. I currently climb at a very average grade. To give you an idea, on traditionally protected routes, about USA 5.9, UK HVS. On bolts/sport about French 6a+. On water ice about WI4. Scottish winter grades about IV.

In the Alps I have very little experience above AD.

I do have 10 years of climbing experience though at these grades and am competent in the mountains and efficient with rope work and ...
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new poster!

I am a new guy here and it is my first post in this forum. I joined this community for getting some entertainments and some beneficial information about different countries. I found this community is related to talk about different regions of the world. I hope it will be a good platform to communicate with different people.
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How long would a person survive in these conditions

Hi,I was wondering something about hypothermia (and I watched south park,the episode where cartman freezes himself) and lets say that for whatever reason you have either very little or no clothes on you and you find yourself on a mountain that is 0 degrees celsius or less (32f) ,how long would you survive? I think that I read that the critical body temperature is around 25-27 celsius and most don't survive when it falls that ...
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Permit lottery list? Permit lottery list?

Does anyone maintain a list online of summits that require a permit which may only be obtained via lottery, i.e., permits for summits like Whitney and Mt. St. Helens, that can be difficult to get? That would be a very useful database!
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Guide book - Mont Blanc massif

Hello guys,

I need advice: I would like with my partner to start to climb in Mont Blanc massif (France) - we have experiences with winter climbing from our country.
We found book - guide : "Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif".
My question is: Is some better guide book for "beginers" like this? If yes, please recommend it me.
Thank you for opinions.

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Roomie bought me a new shower curtain. Roomie bought me a new shower curtain.

I'm just curious is this is a real peak, and if someone would help me identify it.
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 schedule has been announced and you can get the complete details of schedule, fixtures, time, date and venues. Australia and New Zealand cricket venues as well. Visit the link given below and get the complete details.

(http://www.cricwc2015.com/schedules/icc ... e-383.html)

Get ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule and fixtures, complete details, venues, time and dates. ICC Cricket World Cup ...
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