« Hey - come back here! | Main | Killer Katrina Updates »

August 25, 2005

Comments

PolicyGuy

Sandy,

At least you didn't pay anything (other than for gas) for the experience of oxygen deprivation. Some of us pay good money in other parts of Colorado (Summit County, for example) for the privilege of descending the mountain at high speeds, equipped with little more than slippery things (i.e., skis and snowboards) attached to our feet.

Seriously, I normally ski/ride at 8,000 feet. On Labor Day last year I was in Breckenridge (10,000 feet or so), and had a mild headache the entire weekend.

But at least I wasn't driving on roads without guardrails.

Sandy

Not so fast. $35 bucks for the privilege of oxygen deprivation in this case.

At least they didn't ask me to sign away any property in my addled state.

nerdbert

As someone who regularly climbed higher than that, I have to say that your experience with altitude sickness isn't all that uncommon or unsurprising for someone used to near-sealevel conditions. When climbing high peaks with someone from the East we usually would set up base camp a little above 10K for a day or two to see how they'd react to the height. Sometimes even the good mountaineers who'd been up more than a few times just couldn't adjust and we'd call off the hike. Every body's different, and not everybody reacts the same way every time. Just in case you're curious and ever want to repeat the excursion (yeah, right!) there are drugs that help with the oxygen deprivation, although the guys I knew who took them in the high Andes peaks didn't like them much.

serega

http://1.nthfind.com >world champion team penning assition\'

serega

http://index1.findvic.com >russian girl nude

serega

http://index1.alledasar.com >telecommunications analysis swot at&t

serega

http://index1.alledasar.com >telecommunications analysis swot at&t

serega

http://index1.theente.com >traffic stripe layout device

serega

http://index1.theente.com >traffic stripe layout device

serega

http://index1.theente.com >traffic stripe layout device

serega

http://index1.servitch.com >baby girls name

serega

http://index1.servitch.com >baby girls name

The comments to this entry are closed.

~

Search M.A.W.B. Squad


M.A.W.B. Supports

Minnesota Organization of Bloggers (M.O.B.)

Blog powered by Typepad