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Old 08-16-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Incahuasi on the Chile-Argentina border is 21,521 feet high. On the north col about 1,000 feet below the summit is an aviation navigation beacon. Back in 1964 there was no such thing as a solar battery charger so the batteries had to be changed manually. It was done by helicopter and the last 500 feet was hiked because there was no flat place to land above 20,000 feet. That's a tough climb with a 12 volt tractor battery on a pack frame. Go back down, breathe oxygen for a while and lug the second battery up.

They should have had a small wind powered 12 volt generator to charge the batteries. I recommended that. Plenty of wind up there.
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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Default Hmm..

By car: the Continental Divide in Colorado 12, 095 ft (3,687 m).
By train: Does being on an airport rail tram at JFK count?
On foot: Flat Top mountain in Chugach mountain range - Alaska 3,510 ft (1,070 m)
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:59 PM
 
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By car: Pike's Peak, Colorado - 14,114 feet (4,302 m)

By foot: Mt. Rainier, Washington - 10,200 feet (just above base camp)
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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Highest = near Pikes Peak on the Cog Railway. It was extremely cold and windy that day (never do railway in December...the daytime "high" was 0 degrees at the base depot). We only got to 11,500 feet.

Lowest = Beach in Eastern Florida and New Orleans.


Oddly, I felt better at the higher altitude around Colorado Springs than in Denver.
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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The Highest - base camp at Elbrus at the Caucasus Mountain Range it's about 4200 meters / 13800 feet.
This was the highest point allowed for a tourist to claim back in USSR.
The Lowest was the Dead Sea.
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Highest = near Pikes Peak on the Cog Railway. It was extremely cold and windy that day (never do railway in December...the daytime "high" was 0 degrees at the base depot). We only got to 11,500 feet.
Oh those freezing cold sub 0 days are the best because it's so clear and exciting. But probably not when the train has to turn around due to drifts.

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Oddly, I felt better at the higher altitude around Colorado Springs than in Denver.
You probably went to Denver first, right? That would mean that your body had time ti acclimate by the time you got to COS so even though it's a little higher you felt better. Usually AMS isn't much of an issue at just 5-6 k ft., but it can still make you feel pretty worn out, or even sick, of you;re not used to it, especially if you're very active and not drinking enough water.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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About 9,800 feet in a beautiful little Greek village very close to Mt. Olympus. That's my paradise. 25-minute drive from the beaches.
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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High

By car: 12,183 feet, which is the high point on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
On foot: about 10,000 feet on Mount Rainier.

Low

Sea level or a few feet below. Haven't been to Death Valley, Dead Sea, etc.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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My highest overall is 4,500 meters (14,760 feet) on the summit ridge of Dufourspitze (aka Monte Rosa) in Switzerland back in 2008. We turned back <150m from the summit due to excessively high winds, blowing snow/ice and windchills around -30C (-20F).

My highest in the US is Mt. Whitney (14,505'/4,421m).

Two weeks ago today I was at 14,411' (4,392m) on the summit of Mount Rainier.

I love getting high on mountains!!!
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Pikes Peak, 14,000+ ft. in the Summer. And was it hard to breathe. Stayed about 20 minutes and then had to drop down lower to get more oxygen.
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