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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby 12ersRule » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:07 pm

The 8000m checklist needs more bling. Needs some icons to separate the studs from the duds: for example:

*A purple faced smiley for summitting without supplemental oxygen.
*2 feet with 5 toes if you make it with all digits intact
*a happy sherpa face if they don't carry your camp chair and liquor

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby TravelingMatt » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:24 pm

* What time should I start up Annapurna in order to be off the summit by noon?
* Yeah, sure Everest can be crowded, but only on weekends. Do it on a Tuesday and you'll have it to yourself.
* LOST: My bottle of oxygen just below the summit of K2. If found... well, just leave it there like everyone else does.
* Looking for a climbing partner for Everest. Meet in Kathmandu next Friday with $35K for your share of the permit.
* It's been pretty warm the last few days, is the Khumbu Icefall going to melt out earlier than usual?

I'm having way too much fun with this.
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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby Floyd » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:30 pm

Cool site, I think Bill needs to go after copryright infringement though.

1 other topic... Are there any snowfree 8000ers yet?
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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby cwm191 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:23 pm

Good stuff.

No, I don't have any 8000m experience, but I've watched Vertical Limit about a dozen times.

On a serious note, there is little use for an online checklist with Elizabeth Hawley keeping the books. Does that mean Bill is kinda like our very own Colorado version of Ms. Hawley? Hmmm...I almost see the resemblance. :D
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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby davebks » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:20 am

Traveling Matt... good stuff for sure.
I was wondering if my sedan can make it up the road to the trailhead of Broad Peak?
If I get a pretty serious blister near the summit of Manaslu, can I just use duct tape or do I need to go back down? I hear you can use a power bar wrapper too.
Is it possible to climb Lhotse and Everest in two days since they leave from the same trailhead?
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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby SeracZack » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:24 am

davebks wrote:Is it possible to climb Lhotse and Everest in two days since they leave from the same trailhead?


Actually, there is a guide that is offering up Lhotse and Everest summits within 24 hours...
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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby Brian Thomas » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:17 am

The most important beta question no one has asked is: will there be reception so I can update my facebook status with my iphone on the summit?

Because a peak isn't summited until someone else likes it.

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby davebks » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:05 pm

*like*

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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby Mel McKinney » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:09 pm

I've summited Mt. Sherman but I'm ready for a bigger challenger. What 8,000 peak would you suggest for a newbie?

cwm191 wrote:On a serious note, there is little use for an online checklist with Elizabeth Hawley keeping the books. Does that mean Bill is kinda like our very own Colorado version of Ms. Hawley? Hmmm...I almost see the resemblance. :D


Yep. Bill probably knows waaay more than he ever wanted to know about some of the forum users. :D
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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby speth » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:13 pm

Brian Thomas wrote:The most important beta question no one has asked is: will there be reception so I can update my facebook status with my iphone on the summit?

Because a peak isn't summited until someone else likes it.


Can we carpool to Nepal? I'll give you $1,700 for airfare, but I REFUSE $1,701.75.
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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby Scott P » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:31 pm

I just finished reading the book. It is excellent and highly recommended (I am a fan of all Sale's books).

It mostly covers the first ascents and then the most recent climbs after 2000, so I'd also recommend getting the previous edition as well (which I have about worn out I've read so many times).
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Re: 8000ers.com and a new book

Postby jdorje » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:16 pm

* I want to climb everything over 8000m, not just the official peaks on the list. What else do I need to climb?
* If I take a non-standard route on Everest, can I dodge the crowds? For that matter, what hard routes are there on easy 8000ers?
* What are the best solo 8000ers/routes for chicks?
* And why the hell is Sale's 8000ers out of print? The cheapest copy I can find on ebay is $56. Anyone want to trade their copy for a case of Kingfisher?
* Who's the youngest ever to climb an 8000er? Should I take my 4-year-old? We've been walking together for 20 hours a week.
* What's the best 8000er to finish on?
* Can someone explain how the 3000m rule works? Do I have to gain 3000m to check the box?
* I have a proposal for a new "public summit" for Kangchenjunga, which I think is a good compromise for climbers and locals. See attached topo map.
* And sorry if this question has been asked before - but can I take my dog up Cho Oyu?
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