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  1. The AT (Appalachian Trail) is a 3500km. hike from Georgia > Maine.


    IMO the best thing to do is to join a mountaineering club, and take a mountaineering skills course which may be offered from that club and then get some climbing/glacial travel experience by climbing some smaller glaciated peaks over 6000m. Many say if you can go 6000m you can prolly go 8000m. Then follow the natural progression to bigger peaks. Lot's of amazing easier climbs in the Andes that would take you up to just under 7,000m. Since you have climbing experience maybe take a mountaineering skills course and attack the 7 summits working up to Everest. As far as just going to Everest and seeing what happens well it's def. been done before with success. If theres a will theres a way I guess. I def. want to have a go at Everest, but can't decide if I want to buy a house or climb Everest.

  2. Yup, it's really hard to say what happened. The article says that other climbers saw him playing with his oxygen setup, but Inglis say's he didn't even have oxygen. He was obviously suffering from some type of altitude illness seeing how he stripped some of his clothing, which would most likely mean that he was climbing without oxygen to begin with especially since he didn't have sherpa support. They also said he started to climb the previous day, since most climbers start their summit attack very early morning he was most likely exposed for over 24hrs. without oxygen. If all that's true there would be a very, very slim chance for survival. Hillary said "In our expedition there was never any likelihood whatsoever if one member of the party was incapacitated that we would just leave him to die," That says it all right there, he says if any member of OUR party... It seems that most accidents on Everest has these problems where everyone is blaming everyone else, and nobody agrees on the facts just like in 96'.

  3. Me too sorry about that.


    Yes, of course people have been rescued from very high on Everest, (I worded that wrong)but usually they were injured from a fall, totally dif. animal.


    In the case of this guy, I can't believe that 40 people passed him thinking I could prolly save this mans life. Maybe they could have medicated him, or used a Gamow, and brought him down.I've never even been over 7,000m so it's impossible to fathom, but for me I think that the feeling of saving this mans life would be far better than the feeling I would get from summiting any mountain. I love climbing even more than skiing, but I love my fellow brothers and sisters even more.


    Then we have the huge issue that the climbers on Everest are for the most part inexperienced, some lacking even the most basic mountaineering skills. As RD mentioned (double checked that one)

    we have very young and impared prople on the mountain. The 17yo Frenchman summited, a 16 yo sherpa summited, and then the totally blind man summited. Also, a helicopter HAS landed on the summit before. And the guides that lead them up are doing their job getting people to the summit, where sometimes the only experienced people on the mountain can't turn around the whole expedition to help some guy on a solo ascent lacking experience, and supplies.

  4. Not even news.They shouldn't bitch.

    People are left for dead all the time on Everest.

    Very rarely are corpses brought down (usually thrown in a crevasse). Anyone who attempts Everest knows what could happen, and depending what route you take there are many corpses along the way just to remind you. A friend who attempted Everest was just in awe at the first body he came across staring at it for 20 min. thinking Daammmnnnnn since the bodied don't decompose, he said the skin looks like it's made from ceramic. After coming across other corpses he didn't even look twice. As said there's absolutely nothing you can do at that altitude.

  5. Three Texas surgeons were playing golf together and discussing surgeries they had performed.


    One of them said, "I'm the best surgeon in Texas. A concert pianist lost 7 fingers in an accident, I reattached them, and 8 months later he performed a private concert for the Queen of England."


    One of the others said, "That's nothing. A young man lost both arms and legs in an accident, I reattached them, and 2 years later he won a gold medal in field events in the Olympics."


    The third surgeon said, "You guys are amateurs. Several years ago a cowboy who was high on cocaine and alcohol rode a horse head-on into a train traveling 80 miles an hour. All I had left to work with was the horse's ass and a cowboy hat. Now he's president of the United States."

  6. Back from the dead.


    George Bush was out jogging one morning along the parkway when he tripped, fell over the bridge railing and landed in the creek below.


    Before the Secret Service guys could get to him, three kids, who were fishing, pulled him out of the water. He was so grateful he offered the kids whatever they wanted.


    The first kid said, "I sure would like to go to Disneyland."


    George said, "No problem. I'll take you there on Air Force One."


    The second kid said, "I really need a new pair of Nike Air Jordan's."


    George said, "I'll get them for you and even have Michael sign them!"


    The third kid said, "I want a motorized wheelchair with a built-in TV and stereo headset!!"


    George Bush is a little perplexed by this and says, "But you don't look like you have a disability."


    The kid says, "I will after my dad finds out I saved your ass from drowning!"

  7. Ofcourse it's not new as stated in the original post. There have been claims that an internal combustion engine was built in 1805 that ran on water. Also in 1971 they made a Ford LTD that ran on water. Any hillbilly that attended the 6th grade knows of the bomb you speak of, was that supposed to be proof that the technology exists?


    As stated in the video clip it will be most useful in industry. The gas is very safe since the flame is only 259 degees farenheit, but will instantly raise to the melting point of whatever it comes in contact with up to 10,000 degrees farenheit.


    But yeah ofcourse it has to be kept under alot of pressure. In the engine it would be no problem only requiring a slight increase in pressure than what's already there, but before it's injected into the gas it would be difficult to safely store the amount needed for day to day driving.

  8. Actually, I hate that landfill of cabbage.


    I was just ****in with ya happyglass.gif



    And another one. I don't understand foreigners who vibe other foreigners on the street.


    People who carry the SUV of umbrellas. The ones that are so big they seem to be stolen from a picnic table or something.

  9. http://www.bolt.com/bcmom/video/994705?cn=HUBS_video_new_today_PAGE1


    Pretty sweet.


    Not really a new idea but def. nice to see someone working on it. The problem has always been with the electrolysis of the H2O particle into hydrogen since the H-H bonding is so strong and really requires quite a bit of energy to chuck a H to get fuel.


    But, if this ever becomes efficient enough as I think it someday will, I'll bet the oil lobbyist will try to shut that shit down in a hurry.

  10. Never, but I always laugh at people like that too. Especially in Japan I see so many younger guys making sure their hair is all ****ed up by grabbing it and pulling it straight up, and then making sure the long hair next to their ears (supposed to be sideburns) is nice and glued to their head with spray/water. It's best when your late for something, taking a quick piss, go to wash your hands and all the sink space is taken by these kids.


    It's especially funny when people suck it in / chest puffin like you describe, what's the point?

  11. I think I've been in Japan to long cause damn near everything has been annoying the shit outta me these days.


    Japanese kids that think they're ****in rap stars. I understand that someone likes this music or artist he wears this stuff, and I'm gonna support those companys or whatnot. What pisses me off is the ego, stay away, and don't **** with me like they could/would do something.


    The bags "Do you want 35 bags around this pen incase of nucular attack?"


    Those guys who ride those super loud motorcycles reving the engine over, and over, and... actually all the noise pollution in general.


    10 times too much packaging.


    Everyone walking under a crowded covered sidewalk with their umbrellas open.


    People who rush for a seat on the train before anyone gets off. People using the only extra seat for their bag. People looking at Pornos on the train.


    Schwaggy weed.


    Ciggie laced, tiny joints.


    The list goes on and on, but I love the cabbage.

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