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Where did the 3000' rule come from?

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Re: Where did the 3000' rule come from?

Postby Kiefer » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:51 pm

Bodacious wrote:Kiefer,
M. John Fayhee, Mountain Gazette #156? :)


Most of it, yes! I came across that a few days ago and thought it was good.
Funny though, he doesn't mention 14ers.com in his article. :?
J. Fayhee is a good writer. Well, I like his style anyway.

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Re: Where did the 3000' rule come from?

Postby uwe » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:41 pm

It came from God, handed down to Moses. It was the 15th commandment I think.
If you remember, he dropped the tablet on the way down and only ten of the commandments survived.
A missing fragment of the tablet was found in 1946, and lo there it was:
"Thou shalt have 3,000 feet before thee can count a summit."

Uwe

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