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8000ers.com and a new book

Postby davebks » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:52 pm

This is a cool site I just discovered.
www.8000ers.com/

It really details all the big peaks.
There is also a new 8000M peak book just released. The details are on the same site.
Cool stuff!!!

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby TravelingMatt » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:05 pm

They even have a sort of peak checklist. Which matters, because you haven't really done Annapurna until you log on and put a checkmark by it.
So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
-- Alexander Pope

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby davebks » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:14 pm

They even have a sort of peak checklist. Which matters, because you haven't really done Annapurna until you log on and put a checkmark by it.

hahaha..totally. if you survive you better hurry on home to get that check list marked.
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Of course if you are at the point where this check list would come in handy, good for you!

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby randalmartin » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:28 pm

Talk about a narrow focus with only 14 peaks that meet the criteria of the website. Somehow I think people that are seriously into 8000 meter peaks are not doing research on routes at 8000ers.com :lol:

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby 12ersRule » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:30 pm

randalmartin wrote:Talk about a narrow focus with only 14 peaks that meet the criteria of the website. Somehow I think people that are seriously into 8000 meter peaks are not doing research on routes at 8000ers.com


Lots of perfectly good 7000ers out there with nary a soul on them!

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby TravelingMatt » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:32 pm

Unfortunately there's no bulletin board where you can have discussions such as:

* How far can my Subaru make it up Kangchenjunga? Is like the road up to the radio towers on Princeton?
* What's the Gasherbrum traverse like vs. the Bells?
* Lhotse shouldn't count! It doesn't have enough prominence!
* I'm doing K2 flying in from sea level the night before. Will I have any acclimation issues?
* Will I be OK at Camp 4 with my REI three-season tent or should I bring longjohns?
* The Hillary Step -- let's have a really long debate over what class it is. I say Class 3. If you've done Wetterhorn you should have no problem.
* I want to do a stealth ascent of Everest from the Tibet side, will the Chinese government be ok with this?
* What are people's favorite post-hike meals? I usually just nosh on whatever body parts I find on the way down.
So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
-- Alexander Pope

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby 12ersRule » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:39 pm

Sweet post, TravelingMatt. If Sherpa's have to carry your ass down the mountain, can you still check the 3000 ft ascent box?

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby kaiman » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:46 pm

7000ers, the new 13ers :wink:
"I want to keep the mountains clean of racism, religion and politics. In the mountains this should play no role."

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"Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end."

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby geojed » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:47 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:Unfortunately there's no bulletin board where you can have discussions such as:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Some more topics:

* Do I need crampons and an ice axe on the Abruzzi Ridge or will Microspikes and trekking poles suffice?
* I've climbed one 8000ft peak, that's just like an 8000m peak right?
* Can I car-camp at Everest Basecamp or is that considered Private Property?
* I'm planning a "big day" in the Himalayas, connecting all 8000m peaks in one day. Who's with me? :wink:
* Are there any privately owned 8000m peaks? I think it would be slick to buy one....
* Are there any challenging but safe 8000m peaks?
* Karakoram Happy Hour June 5. Let's Party!
* Did anyone find my body on the Lhotse South face? Can you return it to me please?
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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby TravelingMatt » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:48 pm

49ersRule wrote:If Sherpa's have to carry your ass down the mountain, can you still check the 3000 ft ascent box?


NO! Beck Weathers cannot count Everest, for example. But if you fall all the way down you can count it.
So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
-- Alexander Pope

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby davebks » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:48 pm

That was funny.
I was wondering if i can i bring my dog on cho oyu since the summit is flat?
What's the best beer to have on the top of DHAULAGIRI I?
If I want to bring my girlfriend, what's the best route to take on k2?

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby TravelingMatt » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:56 pm

davebks wrote:That was funny.
I was wondering if i can i bring my dog on cho oyu since the summit is flat?


You certainly can, and even should. Although most people lose their appetite at high camp, if your food is self-transporting it's just that much less weight in your pack. And now that you have to carry all your waste with you, your dog will have a successful summit one way or another as long as you do.
So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
-- Alexander Pope

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