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mtoensing2002


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So I have read a lot of books on everest. Mostly books about the May 1996 exbiditions and the disaster that took place.

My question to you is what is the fastest recorded time from base camp everest to the summit of everest? Remember that everest base camp is 17600 ft and summit is at 29029 ft. When you find out you won't believe it. If you can tell me who set the record. It isn't who you think it would be.

Ask me any trivia you may know, I am curious.


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Pemba Dorje Sherpa. 8hrs 10min.


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who was the american who was with him though? sorry that is what i was asking


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William Zachery? :?

Jimmy Chin?


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I'll give you a hint. He was on the 1996 everest imax exbidition with Ed Viesturs.


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David Brashears?


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Ya it was David Breashers. Nice ya that is fast. I don't know how they did that. That is faster than 1000' ft vert per hour at high altitude.


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My understanding was Pemba Dorje Sherpa did it solo. Where did you see that Breshears accompanied him? :?


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summit is at 29029 ft.

is it getting taller?


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Actually Pete Athans did a research project with some geoligists in recently. The best measurement they got was 8850 m or 29035 ft.


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And another random bit of trivia about the elevation of Mt. Everest:

Jim Whittaker's vanity license plate is 29028 which was the official elev. of Everest at the time he climbed it.


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If I remember correctly the himalaya are growing at @ 1-3 inches per year.


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Yes but globally warmed rising sea levels will take back what continent-to-continent collisions have given.

What IS sea level anyway. The seas aren't level, ever.

DMT


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[quote "mtoensing2002"]who was the american who was with him though? sorry that is what i was asking[/quote]

seems a bit ethnocentric


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Always poinyant (sp?) dingus, I suppose the big E will really be loosing elevation soon.

sea level = average (mean) height of the sea, with reference to a suitable reference surface. btwTongue


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sidepull wrote:
[quote "mtoensing2002"]who was the american who was with him though? sorry that is what i was asking[/quote]

seems a bit ethnocentric

Are you asking about Whittaker? He was with a Sherpa.


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boymeetsrock wrote:
Always poinyant (sp?) dingus, I suppose the big E will really be loosing elevation soon.

sea level = average (mean) height of the sea, with reference to a suitable reference surface. btwTongue
Will the mountains become smaller if the polar caps melt?


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Technically yes, Mt. height is measured in units ABOVE SEA LEVEL. So if sea level goes up there will be fewer units between it and the summit of any mountain.


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How about oxygen levels. Will they remain relative to height above sea level, or are the relative to something else?


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[quote "mtoensing2002"]who was the american who was with him though? sorry that is what i was asking[/quote]

So the sherpas do not count or what?


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browntown wrote:
How about oxygen levels. Will they remain relative to height above sea level, or are the relative to something else?

O2 stays at near 21% every where except is less dens at 30.000 feet .

There is a running race every year in May between Lukla in Khumba Hilalayas and BC of Everest . I think the current record is few hours.


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I'm not sure what they do in other countries. Here in America, sea level is measured off of a point in Kansas that is exactly 1000 ft above sea level. So sea fluctuations shouldn't matter until a new standard is made.


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