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Old 08-15-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Have you ever made a particularly steep trek? Perhaps a hike to a base camp, such as Everest's or Annapurna?

Have you found yourself in La Paz, Bolivia or Cusco, Peru on your 3-month South America trip? Maybe you even drove through some exciting passes through Western Europe's Alps.

I think the highest I've been is around 2,000 metres, just above the Seegrube lift on Nordkette, immediately North of Innsbruck, Austria. Next year, I would like to do some hiking on the Annapurna circuit in Nepal and hopefully make it to around 3,000 metres. 4,000m or so where the base camp sits will require too much gear for my travelling tastes.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:11 PM
 
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El Alto International Airport in Bolivia: 13,323 ft according to Wiki! I think I might have been higher, but this is the one I remember. It took me about 4 days to adjust!
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Grossglockner, Austria
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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How high is Zermatt?
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Highest by foot: Mt. Lincoln, Mosquito Range, CO - 14,286 ft (4357 m)
Highest by train: Pikes Peak Cog Railroad, CO - 14,115 ft (4302 m)
Highest by car: Mauna Loa Obervatory, HI - 11,141 ft (3397 m)

Lowest by car: Badwater, Death Valley, CA: − 282 ft (−86 m)
Lowest by water: Pacific Ocean off Kailua-Kona, HI: −100 ft (−30.5 m)
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon NP- 9,105 feet (2,775 m)
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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I did a portion of the Everest trek but way short of base camp. That wasn't my goal and I didn't have time to aclimitize to higher altitude. I met people coming back down that saw others medivaced out with altitude sickness. My portion wasn't too tough or high - maybe 9,000 or 10,000 feet. I've done some tough treks in the Georgia Appalachians and N. Carolina Appalachians that, while not high altitude, are constant up and down.
Toughest hike I remember is in the Alpine tundra in Alaska. This was in Denali but it wasn't the mountain, but the valleys, I'm not a mountain climber, it was hiking in the tundra cross country off trail. Like walking in a sponge, all with a 70 pound backpack. Exhausting.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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About 16,500 feet in Tibet. My lowest would be the Dead Sea.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Pikes Peak in Colorado, 14,000 and some above sea level. Out of breath the moment we got out of the car, even the car was out of breath !

More recently 4,800 in South Dakota, thin air and motorbikes .. fun fun fun !
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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As a child I visited the Alps a few times so I think that is the highest I have been on land.

The lowest was the Dead Sea.
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