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Re: New World Record for all 14 8000 meter Peaks

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:03 am
by dhgold
Eli Boardman wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:01 am
Yeah, I'd have to say Hermann Buhl probably has that title (greatest feat in the history of mountaineering) locked up forever with his Nanga Parbat shenanigans...although I'm sure arguments could be made for other events, too.
While I have long felt that Buhl's FA of Nanga Parbat is a strong candidate for that honor, even that ascent has an asterix as during his 40 hour oxygenless summit solo, Buhl sustained himself with heavy doses of Pervitin, aka methamphetamine.

Re: New World Record for all 14 8000 meter Peaks

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:59 pm
by Eli Boardman
dhgold wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:03 am
Eli Boardman wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:01 am
Yeah, I'd have to say Hermann Buhl probably has that title (greatest feat in the history of mountaineering) locked up forever with his Nanga Parbat shenanigans...although I'm sure arguments could be made for other events, too.
While I have long felt that Buhl's FA of Nanga Parbat is a strong candidate for that honor, even that ascent has an asterix as during his 40 hour oxygenless summit solo, Buhl sustained himself with heavy doses of Pervitin, aka methamphetamine.
Hah, I think that's part of what makes it legendary. :mrgreen: (Not that I would endorse a similar strategy today, to be clear.)