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Ultra Magnus
February 18th, 2008, 10:46 PM
I'm feeling very proud of myself - I'm on a work trip to Hawaii and yesterday I walked up Mauna Kea (13,796 feet). I come from the uk where all the mountains are a bit on the small side - Ben Nevis, the tallest, is only around 4500 feet.

so I was wondering whether there are any mountaineers here and whats the tallest (or most challenging, or favourite, or whatever) mountain you've ever been up.

Also thank god its presidents day - I can barely walk and I'm very happy about not going into work!

igknighted
February 18th, 2008, 11:49 PM
The tallest I have HIKED is probably in the 4-5k foot range (in the adirondaks). I've also biked on/around the 12,000 ft San Francisco peaks in Flagstaff and snowboarded at 14k+ feet at Arapahoe Basin and Keystone in Colorado. I could lookup the exact heights, but I'm lazy haha.

EDIT: All the way from the UK to Hawaii? I'm envious

logos34
February 18th, 2008, 11:56 PM
I'm feeling very proud of myself - I'm on a work trip to Hawaii and yesterday I walked up Mauna Kea (13,796 feet).

Congratulations! I envy you. That's quite a feat with apparently so little acclimitization. Most would succumb to AMS long before the summit.

I've been dreaming about hiking/exploring Hawaii.

Mt. Whitney (14,505) in California is the highest I've been (long time ago). I've been wanting to do Mt. Shasta someday.

billgoldberg
February 18th, 2008, 11:57 PM
Don't remember it's name but when I was 16, we went with a whole bunch of people (300+ people all around 16, and some moderators) to switserland (is that how it's spelled in english?).

We hicked up multiple mountains, all with stunning surroundings.

In one of the hickes whe walked for about 3 hours, then took a cable elavator and went to a small ski resort. If I remember correctly (it's been 5 years) we were at around 4000km high. We had some great times in that snow, :p.

Ah great memories.

k2t0f12d
February 19th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Mt. Wellington, Auckland. Went to the top and had a bad sandwich from the Asian deli.

lluisanunez
February 19th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Matterhorn (Switzerland): 4,570 m (that would be about 15,000 feet)
Its also called Mt. Cervino in Italy --it's the border. I'm also very proud :-)

Jimmey
February 19th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Ben Nevis for my 12th or 13th Birthday!

I've also been up all of the other major mountains in Great Britain, including Snowdon, Sca Fell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, etc.

Nothing near as high as 14,000ft!

seshomaru samma
February 19th, 2008, 01:14 AM
many years ago , i walked from Manali in North India to Zanskar (http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/5112/zanskar.html). On the way passed through the Rubrang La pass which is 16 500 feet (= 5 029.2 meters)

Ultra Magnus
February 19th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Congratulations! I envy you. That's quite a feat with apparently so little acclimitization. Most would succumb to AMS long before the summit.

I did get a bit of a headache and I don't think I have ever been so tired in my entire life - I have no idea how people deal with the altitude going up somewhere like everest which is about 28,000 feet (I think)


Matterhorn (Switzerland): 4,570 m (that would be about 15,000 feet)
Its also called Mt. Cervino in Italy --it's the border. I'm also very proud :)

WOW! Thats pretty impressive - I'd love to go up the Matterhorn! I think its probably one of the most striking mountains anywhere

hhhhhx
February 19th, 2008, 03:19 AM
Mt. Everest.

thaumielx72
February 19th, 2008, 03:29 AM
Mt. Everest.


Uh huh.

Anyway...

I was proud of myself for sitting in a car driving up to the top of Mauna Kahalawai.

But to answer your question that would be Mt Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. It's only 5,267 feet, but it sure was fun.

tcpip4lyfe
February 19th, 2008, 04:15 AM
Cloud Peak in wyoming usa.

http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150249/cloud-peak.html

And it was tough as hell. I can't imagine what Everest is like. 13161 ft is like a little bunny hill.

HermanAB
February 19th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Table Mountain.

The one and only.

DoktorSeven
February 19th, 2008, 04:32 AM
I had a really tall mountain of laundry that I conquered...

but seriously, I applaud anyone with the endurance for mountain climbing. I sure don't have it.

SunnyRabbiera
February 19th, 2008, 05:24 AM
Does an anthill count? :D


Cloud Peak in wyoming usa.

http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150249/cloud-peak.html

And it was tough as hell. I can't imagine what Everest is like. 13161 ft is like a little bunny hill.

What is this thing you call wyoming?
;)

xoai
February 19th, 2008, 05:25 AM
The tallest mountain I have ever hiked is Fansipan, the tallest mountain in Indochina, around 3143 m (10 312 ft).

Polygon
February 19th, 2008, 05:36 AM
mt. shavano in colorado. Elevation: 14,229 ft.

Æniad
February 19th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Guadalupe Peak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_Peak)

mali2297
February 19th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Krn in Slovenia. Altitude: 2245 m.

Patrick-Ruff
February 19th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Congratulations! I envy you. That's quite a feat with apparently so little acclimitization. Most would succumb to AMS long before the summit.

I've been dreaming about hiking/exploring Hawaii.

Mt. Whitney (14,505) in California is the highest I've been (long time ago). I've been wanting to do Mt. Shasta someday.

YEAH! I live like RIGHT by that mountain. If you're familiar with one of the cities in siskiyou county (well I woudln't call it a city but) big springs has a lot of smaller mountains. My track record is pretty short but I hiked up a mountain out here I'm guessing is at 6 thousand feet.

Wow, Guadalupe Peak is stunning. Reminds me of a mountain out around where I live.

Mazza558
February 19th, 2008, 03:54 PM
This is where I went last year:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2345/2058780431_4cc5f7c791.jpg
Bigger pic here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazza558/2058780431/sizes/l/


Another good photo I took showing the scale of this place:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2072/2058809481_90ad7a88dc.jpg
Bigger pic here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazza558/2058809481/sizes/l/

This shows Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. If you look at the bottom of this pic, you can see the halfway station for the cable car.

Finally, this photo shows the edge of the alps on a very clear day:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2110/2058809467_91d267c2c0.jpg
Bigger Pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazza558/2058809467/sizes/l/

Switzerland is such an awesome place! :)

If anyone wants the originial photos (e.g 7.2 megapixels), PM me.

(More of my photos of awesome places HERE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazza558/))

bonzodog
February 19th, 2008, 03:58 PM
That would be Mt. Snowdon(3,560 ft) in Wales.
I also climbed Aonach Mor(4,006 ft), the smaller sister of Ben Nevis, and have been up Carrauntoohil (3,406 ft) here in Ireland. When I was about 11 I climbed Cadair Idris(2,930 ft) in Wales, and we took the north faces scree slope back down -- a very scary experience for an 11 year old.

EmilyRose
February 19th, 2008, 04:21 PM
I think the highest I've ever been was at Lake Titticaca... we stayed on an island in the middle of it and climbed to the highest point on it... which I *think* was like 16,000 feet... but maybe less. We also climbed the three mountains at macu picchu, one a day over 4 days (took one day off just to explore the place;), I think we did Putucusi first, then Huayna Puchi and Machu Picchu itself last (Huayna Picchu is what you see in all the pictures, taken from machu picchu, Putucusi is across the river facing the site itself... our firts view of machu picchu was thus from above it looking down, which was pretty sweet;)