Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-05-07, 01:16 AM   #1
permanentjaun
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
permanentjaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone here summited Everest?

It's one of my life goals. I'm not a climber, yet. What was your experience like? They're showing season 2 of Everest on Discovery, and now I can't go to sleep. I want to be up there.
permanentjaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 01:18 AM   #2
permanentjaun
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
permanentjaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Teaser:

permanentjaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 01:40 AM   #3
seppomadness
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Waterrockets mt. everest submit story in 5,4,3,2,1........
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:13 AM   #4
leob1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Middle of the road, NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 2,613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Read "Into Thin Air"
leob1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:14 AM   #5
Pheard
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South City, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 3,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's one of my life's goals too, I watched the first season, and have been watching the 2nd season.
Pheard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:15 AM   #6
Taerom
Hazardous
 
Taerom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quarantine
Bikes: 2005 Trek Liquid 55, 2009 Haro Mary SS
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
That's one of my life's goals too, I watched the first season, and have been watching the 2nd season.
Hey Pheard, let's summit Everest with our bikes, then ride them down.
Taerom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:17 AM   #7
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah...I summited Everest.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:18 AM   #8
Pheard
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South City, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 3,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
Hey Pheard, let's summit Everest with our bikes, then ride them down.
That's impossible. But ok!
Pheard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:19 AM   #9
Doolally
Not so fast
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
Read "Into Thin Air"
+1. Especially that Swede who biked to Everest with his gear, climbed it solo (I think w/o 02) and then biked back home. There's a challege for you guys.
Doolally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:20 AM   #10
Second Mouse
....gets the cheese
 
Second Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SLC, Utah
Bikes: Panasonic DX 2000, LeMond Reno, Canondale Caad 8
Posts: 2,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey permanentjaun and Jon--Why is it one of your lifes' goals? And the "because it's there" thing doesn't count.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
It's awkward to ride through a silent crowd while you're bleeding through your eyes.
.
Second Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:24 AM   #11
Pheard
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South City, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 3,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
Hey permanentjaun and Jon--Why is it one of your lifes' goals? And the "because it's there" thing doesn't count.
It's like the pinnacle of accomplishment in this lifetime, the highest point on earth. There is nothing more satisfying in my mind, on this earthly realm than summiting the highest mountain on earth. Look at people who in our minds are "fit". Basketball players, football players, marathon runners, whomever. None of these people are necessarily fit enough to summit everest. It takes more than 7% body fat, a good time in the 100m dash, it takes mental toughness, power of will, so much more than just being physically fit. In my mind, the pinnacle of my life would be to summit Everest. I've climbed to the top of mountains, and done long thousands of elevation hikes. I want EVEREST!
Pheard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:28 AM   #12
Doolally
Not so fast
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
It's like the pinnacle of accomplishment in this lifetime, the highest point on earth. There is nothing more satisfying in my mind, on this earthly realm than summiting the highest mountain on earth. Look at people who in our minds are "fit". Basketball players, football players, marathon runners, whomever. None of these people are necessarily fit enough to summit everest. It takes more than 7% body fat, a good time in the 100m dash, it takes mental toughness, power of will, so much more than just being physically fit. In my mind, the pinnacle of my life would be to summit Everest. I've climbed to the top of mountains, and done long thousands of elevation hikes. I want EVEREST!
Cripes, sounds like marriage. Are you sure you want it?
Doolally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:34 AM   #13
Pheard
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South City, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 3,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doolally View Post
Cripes, sounds like marriage. Are you sure you want it?
Marriage means bebes! I want bebes!
Pheard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:36 AM   #14
Doolally
Not so fast
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pheard, I don't know how to break this to you, but marriage alone does not produce bebes. Nor is it even necesarry in their production.
Doolally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:38 AM   #15
crtreedude 
Third World Layabout
 
crtreedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Costa Rica
Bikes: Cannondale F900 and Tandem
Posts: 3,075
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 100 Post(s)
Doolally - now you gone and done it - we were trying to keep away from him the knowledge of the birds and the bees...
crtreedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:40 AM   #16
Pheard
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South City, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 3,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doolally View Post
Pheard, I don't know how to break this to you, but marriage alone does not produce bebes. Nor is it even necesarry in their production.
Some people have certain moral restrictions.
Pheard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:40 AM   #17
Doolally
Not so fast
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, at least now we know why Pheard's "lovin" hasn't resulted in any weight-losing energy expenditure.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
Some people have certain moral restrictions.
In my high school, these moral folk were usually the pregnant ones or their boyfriends.

God bless condoms.

What was this thread about, again?
Doolally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:46 AM   #18
Dwighty83
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good luck is all I have to say. This will take YEARS of training. I just started bouldering(climbing) and it is intense. This is without Ice and a multiple day climb and lack of O2. I would be all for it if I had the time to train. You basically would have to put your normal life on hold to train for years. Meaning you would have to save money.

Intense is an understatement.
Dwighty83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 11:48 AM   #19
Pheard
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South City, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 3,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dwighty83 View Post
Good luck is all I have to say. This will take YEARS of training. I just started bouldering(climbing) and it is intense. This is without Ice and a multiple day climb and lack of O2. I would be all for it if I had the time to train. You basically would have to put your normal life on hold to train for years. Meaning you would have to save money.

Intense is an understatement.
Not to mention the 40k pricetag of summiting Everest.
Pheard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 12:04 PM   #20
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I jumped over Everest. No big.
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 12:06 PM   #21
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think I'll wait a few millinea...should be much more manageble climb then.
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 12:06 PM   #22
glenng
Master Surfer of Curbs
 
glenng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 70%PIT 30% Blue Yonder
Bikes: Whats it to ya?
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
Some people have certain moral restrictions.

I work with a guy who is about 35 years old. He is saving himself for the perfect virgin. He is a good looking guy. And he can`t keep a girl longer than 3 months. Eventually the girls loose interest and look for someone that can add more to the relationship. Don`t shoot the messenger.
glenng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 12:08 PM   #23
Doolally
Not so fast
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
Not to mention the 40k pricetag of summiting Everest.
For you, special price: $20K . However, you will need to return your gear, snowsuit, ice ax, crampons, and oxygen to our summit kiosk.

Have a nice trip down down the mountain.
Doolally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 12:10 PM   #24
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doolally View Post
However, you will need to return your gear, snowsuit, ice ax, crampons
Why would you want used tam--oh, crampons.
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-07, 12:15 PM   #25
Doolally
Not so fast
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by x136 View Post
Why would you want used tam--oh, crampons.
Actually, should the usages of the words "crampons" and "tampons" be reversed? Think about it.

At the very least, "tampons" should be "tampins."

Too bad you all don't have a women's forum to sort out these questions.
Doolally is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:22 PM.