by DanTheMan » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:27 pm
by dskoon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:33 pm
Fletch wrote:agreed on Denali. god forbid you came up the muldrow. that practically starts at sea level - something like 18k gain or something absurd like that... you could theoretically climb st elias from the beach, but i think most folks get flown to 10k or something... just thinking off the top of my head, don't hold me to it!
course, san gorgonio always gets my respect - especially for a dayhike... sea level for breakfast, 11k for lunch, back to sea level for dinner... always screws me up.
by ExcitableBoy » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:34 pm
DanTheMan wrote:Topologically there should be someway to measure elevation gain. Just like a watershed divides lakes and drainage systems, there should be a similar trough or valley line that divides mountain ranges. If you look out radially from a mountain peak, there should be at some point a closed loop encircling the mountain which is the bottom of a valley (not a real "valley", but a place where the slope goes up on either sides). The only exception of course is if you hit the ocean, in which case, the ocean shore should define the boundary. The distance from the lowest point on that loop to the summit should be the maximum elevation gain.
by ExcitableBoy » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:59 pm
AlexeyD wrote:dskoon wrote:Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:Mount Rainier is over 12,000 feet from trailhead to summit
Which trailhead would that be?
by AlexeyD » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:39 pm
dskoon wrote:Ah, I see, I see. Looks like Ipsut elevation is around 2300' or so? What route(s) from there?
by dskoon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:21 pm
twoshuzz wrote:I would imagine several routes are "accessible" from the Ipsut camp and trail. Mowich Face, LR, Willis Wall, Ptarmigan Ridge, Curtis Ridge... to name a few. Whether practical or not seems to be the question.
by ExcitableBoy » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:45 pm
AlexeyD wrote:dskoon wrote:Ah, I see, I see. Looks like Ipsut elevation is around 2300' or so? What route(s) from there?
Well, hypothetically one could start Liberty Ridge from there, although I think the normal start is from White River Campground. Which, by the way, is also a very respectable 10,000 feet of elevation gain - not a record-setter but close.
by Bruno » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:11 pm
Damien Gildea wrote:North face of Namche Barwa is c.5200m (17,175ft) from summit down to where you leave the river to start walking up. Face is unclimbed.
Damien Gildea wrote:No. The mountain has only had one ascent, from the SW. For many years it was the world's highest unclimbed mountain, and was not climbed until 1993, by Japanese. They paid a fortune for permission, the expedition was rumoured to cost around $1M, and they failed the first time, then went back in '93. I have the Chinese map of the area and it actually claims that the drop north down to the river surface is 5332m.
by Sierra Ledge Rat » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:31 pm
dskoon wrote:twoshuzz wrote:I would imagine several routes are "accessible" from the Ipsut camp and trail. Mowich Face, LR, Willis Wall, Ptarmigan Ridge, Curtis Ridge... to name a few. Whether practical or not seems to be the question.
Yeah, well, I was just wondering and trying to get at Sierraledgerat's assertion of his 12,000ft. elevation gain post . . .
by Palisades79 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:25 pm
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