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Old 09-30-2014, 03:06 PM
Location: Lake George, CO
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Highest on foot: Hiked Mt. Elbert (14,433 ft)
Car: Drove up Mt Evans a little over 14K ft

Lowest: I currently live pretty much sea level and work right on the coast.

I actually breathe better in high altitudes than I do on sea level. I was breathing perfectly fine at 14K feet on the summit.

I will at least attempt Mt McKinley in Alaska one day... would love to climb another big mountain in another country one day as well.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:14 PM
Location: Aurora, CO
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By foot - "Unnamed Point" (False Summit prior to Mt. Sniktau) - roughly 13,175'
By car - Mt. Evans
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Location: NW Indiana
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I guess I need to get higher. My highest point on land so far was in 1993 when I hiked on Mt. Rainier in Washington, up to about 8,500 feet, I believe. It's still the most beautiful place I've ever seen.

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Old 09-30-2014, 07:23 PM
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Default Colombian Andes above Bogota

About 10,000 feet. I was out of breath in the airport. It took a couple weeks for me to adjust.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:49 PM
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I spent a lot of time in the Indian Himalayas. Many weeks at 14000-16000 feet average, with some higher passes, including the "highest motorable pass in the world - Rhotang Pass". The highest climb was 20,200 feet.

What was interesting is that after spending all this time in high altitude, as I was descending down I felt like I could do anything cardio with zero effort... for a few days...
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