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by Cy Kaicener (Posted Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:22:46 GMT)
http://www.desnivel.com/expediciones/mi ... -rolwaling -- English translation available
Omar Juan, Jesús Ibarz, Pablo Ruíz and Jorge Valle graduated with honors and opened interesting routes in mountains such as West Chekigo (6,190 m), Pico 5730 and especially Bamongo (6,400 m), where they signed Tick ​​Chha (1,200 m, ED, WI5, M6 +).--at Rolwaling

http://cys-hiking-adventures.blogspot.c ... rubko.html -- Cy K --Updated

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Posted: November 23, 2017, 3:22 pm
by Vitaliy M. (Posted Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:59:26 GMT)
Haha, I was stopping by for some CA conditions updates and saw this. A very cool and very original adventures are nice to read about. Blog post is very good. :)

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Posted: November 23, 2017, 1:59 pm
by selinunte01 (Posted Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:58:05 GMT)
Lodewijk wrote:The amount of ads is ridiculous, but the way they are popping up in the middle of pages is even worse.
The whole layout of many pages is screwed up...
I normally like creating pages here on SP, but to be honest this might stop me from creating any more.


I can only agree! Even for a try and hopefully only lasting for some time this is annoying. Parts of the layout of my recent pages are f*ed up and some ads "try to blend" with my texts and pics.
I planned to add about five new pages in the next weeks but I rather wait what comes up .....

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Posted: November 23, 2017, 11:58 am
by skhanna (Posted Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:38:03 GMT)
Hi all,

First time poster. This site/forum has been a great tool for helping me research and plan a 2018 trip to Sequoia & Kings Canyons for Scouts. We have three to four routes drafted for three different hiking patrol capabilities, readiness and permit availability.

Route 1 - General Sherman Tree TH, Alta Trail, High Sierra Trail to Hamilton Lake, down to Redwood Meadow, then out via Middle Fork Trail
Route 2 - Big Meadows, Comanche Meadow, Lost Lake, Ranger Lake, Silliman Pass, Twin Lakes, Lodgepole
Route 3 - Big Meadows, Sugarloaf Trail, Elizabeth Pass Trail, Lone Pine Meadow, then out via High Sierra Trail
Route 4 - Rae Lake Loop

I've yet to find a source of information that helps address the one of my biggest open questions, campsite location/descriptions and sizing for number of tents eg: 5-6. I've mapped all the bear boxes which gives me a good idea of some campsites, and plotted others per below based on trip reports and other sources.

I'm looking for a source of information on campsite location, size. If one doesn't exist, then personal experience to fit a Patrol of Scouts 11-12 in size would be helpful.

Campsites options
- Mehrten Creek, Nine Mile Crk, Buck Creek along High Sierra Trail, open questions on camping along Middle Fork Trail
- Rowall Meadow (or just before), Comanche Meadow, Ranger Meadow (Deadmans Caynon), Lone Pine Meadow (Tamarack Lake)
- Ranger Lake, Seville Lake, Clower Creek/Cahoon Gap,

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Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:38 pm
by skhanna (Posted Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:26:05 GMT)
Hi all,

First time poster. This site/forum has been a great tool for helping me research and plan a 2018 trip to Sequoia & Kings Canyons for Scouts. We have three to four routes drafted for three different hiking patrol capabilities, readiness and permit availability.

Route 1 - General Sherman Tree TH, Alta Trail, High Sierra Trail to Hamilton Lake, down to Redwood Meadow, then out via Middle Fork Trail
Route 2 - Big Meadows, Comanche Meadow, Lost Lake, Ranger Lake, Silliman Pass, Twin Lakes, Lodgepole
Route 3 - Big Meadows, Sugarloaf Trail, Elizabeth Pass Trail, Lone Pine Meadow, then out via High Sierra Trail
Route 4 - Rae Lake Loop

I've yet to find a source of information that helps address the one of my biggest open questions, campsite location/descriptions and sizing for number of tents eg: 5-6. I've mapped all the bear boxes which gives me a good idea of some campsites, and plotted others per below based on trip reports and other sources.

I'm looking for a source of information on campsite location, size. If one doesn't exist, then personal experience to fit a Patrol of Scouts 11-12 in size would be helpful.

Campsites options
- Mehrten Creek, Nine Mile Crk, Buck Creek along High Sierra Trail, open questions on camping along Middle Fork Trail
- Rowall Meadow (or just before), Comanche Meadow, Ranger Meadow (Deadmans Caynon), Lone Pine Meadow (Tamarack Lake)
- Ranger Lake, Seville Lake, Clower Creek/Cahoon Gap,

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Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:26 pm
by rasdiggity (Posted Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:40:07 GMT)
Sure thing Marmaduke, the book I just finished is "Everest: Alone at the Summit" by Stephen Venables, about the 1988 Chomolungma/Everest expedition up a previously unclimbed route on the Kangshung Face.

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Posted: November 22, 2017, 3:40 pm
by stinkysox77 (Posted Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:04:48 GMT)
Yeah, you're good. Just make sure you get your parents' permission.

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Posted: November 21, 2017, 9:04 pm
by alpinbeta (Posted Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:50:27 GMT)
New summit added to Prealpi Bresciane e Gardesane:

Punta dei Larici, Prealpi Gardesane, Trento, Italy

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Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:50 pm
by gethikin (Posted Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:37:40 GMT)
Thanks for the reply! We ended up hiking up to Emerald Lake. Windy, cold and slippery but a great hike!

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Posted: November 21, 2017, 11:37 am
by Matt Lemke (Posted Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:05:56 GMT)
Bend is a reasonable distance from Bozeman and/or Cody. Go there!

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Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:05 am
by JHH60 (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:12 GMT)
Sunny Buns wrote:Perhaps that particular line "Harvard Route" hasn't been climbed, but this article says a Canadian group climbed the wall the month before the Harvard group by an easier line - 5th paragraph down:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1963/ ... ing-on-mt/



Thanks for the reference. I found that article after I made my original posting but didn't get around to updating it. :oops:

I was also interested to learn that the Donald Jensen referred to in the articles is the same Don Jensen who was a well known Sierra climber, guide for the Palisade School of Mountaineering, and designer of climbing gear.

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web15w/wfeature-searching-for-jensen

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Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:47 pm
by jedicolin (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:24:02 GMT)
Bonington: Mountaineer

The film looks at his rock climbing days in the UK to ascents in the Himalayas and shares the remarkable and poignant life of Chris Bonington.

Bonington: Mountaineer

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Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:24 pm
by Palisades79 (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:01:57 GMT)
I think Orland Bartholomew's solo winter ski trip of the trail ,Dec,25,1928 to April 3,1929 , is a much more interesting record.He also made the first winter ascent of Mt.Whitney . His classic trip is contained in "High Odyssey" by Eugene Rose . Doug Robinson & Carl McCoy repeated that journey in 1970.

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Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:01 pm
by yatsek (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:34:35 GMT)
I've just rewritten, updated and extended Babia Mountain, NW Carpathians

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Posted: November 19, 2017, 11:34 pm
by Yury (Posted Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:34:48 GMT)
stel87 wrote:When planning a trip, at what sleeping altitudes do you plan to pack Diamox or consider staged ascents?
Diamox is optional.
Most people do not use it.

stel87 wrote:I have read that AMS affects about 25% of people above 8,000ft (2,400m) and this is roughly the same for periodic breathing (Cheyne-Stokes breathing). I stayed at Bow Hut last year (~2,400m) and nobody seemed to be taking Diamox or staging their ascents, so I was curious about which altitude people really start to do these things.
I agree that some people have mild symptoms of AMS at this altitude on the first day.

The most important is to understand that your acclimatization (chance of getting AMS) is a function of (current altitude, exertion and altitude history in the current trip).
The slower you go, the lower is the likelyhood of getting AMS.
Also this function is different for different people.
You need to understand how your body reacts to altitude.

For example, now in the US South-West I can drive to a campground/motel/lodge located at 2000 - 3000 m, spend a night there and next day can go up to 4000m without any AMS symptom.
On higher mountains (e.g. Mount Whitney and Elbert Peak) I will get some mild AMS symptoms like mild headache.

From my previous hiking history I know that I need more than a week in order not to have any AMS symptom at 5000 - 5500 m.
After 20 days of hiking at moderate and progressively increasing altitude almost all people (including me) would not feel any altitude effect at 5500 m.

Just go there, pay attention to your body and be ready to turn back if you do not feel OK.
Next time budget more time for proper acclimatization.

P.S. I never tried Diamox so I would not comment on its use.

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Posted: November 18, 2017, 11:34 pm
by deungsan (Posted Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:39:47 GMT)
trail.jpg


Oh, well. Was hoping it had a name. But thanks for the answer.

Actually, there wasn't much snow, probably 1-4 inches with more blown into the trench that is the trail in many places there.

Not a lot if you're wearing books and crampons, but not so pleasant with wet trail runners.

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Posted: November 18, 2017, 10:39 pm

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