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26 Jun 2018 11:06
indians summiting everest without supplemental oxy Kunal/Others, I know this has been a long time coming. As I said.... Personally these stats mean nothing to me. Here are a couple of snapshots from a reliable source (I think). Hope this quenches your...
15 Dec 2017 07:01
Basic Mountaineering Course - Physical Fitness Pre No worries. You're welcome. Hope you have a great trip. Be sure to keep a tab on the security situation before you head out for the course. Major towns in Kashmir can be volatile. It is unfortunate because Kashmir and Kashmiri people have so much to...
15 Dec 2017 06:50
Winter treks in Himachal Pradesh Hi Umang!! Hope your kit is suited to the rigours of a winter trip. And of course there is the matter of conditioning too. A warm sleeping bag, a decent tent, good layering, sturdy winter boots and mitts and socks for your digits; these are the bare...
 

" I suggest going out to the nearest pub and getting completely, and utterly, wasted. Make sure you smoke at least 1 pack of unfiltered Camel's. Get the full ashtray, pour a drink in it and then pour the mixture into a water bottle. When you get home" - ideally around 3:30am stick the vile mixture into your freezer. Put on your best goretex and thermal layer. Climb in. At 5:30am, get out, drink" - chew- the mixture and go run the biggest flight of stairs you can find. Run until your heart threatens to explode. Your dehydration caused by the alcohol should adequately simulate what you may experience at higher altitudes. Your lung capacity should be sufficiently impaired by the smokes to simulate a oxygen poor environment. The freezer episode should adequately replicate a bivy. Drinking the booze/butt mixture should simulate your lack of appetiteU. Oh " once your finished your workout, go to work" - to replicate the long walk out." - Greg Hamilton suggesting the feeling of climbing at altitude