Speedbird747BA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3008 times:
Ok, Im pretty sure my last one of these was a harrowing tale of me tripping around some roots trying to walk some path around a hill in my local Northwest Florida. It was about a ear ago. I think. Im getting alzheimers. I think. I forget. Just kiddin.
Well, by now, Ive lost some pesky poundage, and am still hitting the trails about twice a month! Ive also started doing some longer excursions, with friends, a kind of like camping where I walk a long ways to a predetermined point, where I meet with some people who have a lot of good food and drink. And then we party around the bonfire till morning! Then I walk back to my car and they drive home. Sounds fun, eh! Anyways, just letting all you doubters (the four of you, the only four who remember my crazy plan from a year ago) that I still intend to go! And its still open to anyone who wants to go!
Bagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2859 times:
Forget all the small little conditioning steps - all the hikes in punky Florida... just go up to South Carolina, North Carolina, or Tennessee and hike some of those trails - 10 miles a day, 35 lb pack, 3 days to start off with. 30 miles total, pack light. Not too far away. Once you outgrow those, go out west and have fun.
QFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2830 times:
Although I know absolutely nothing about mountaineering, shouldn't you start trying to go on small walks at some altitude? Maybe only a few thousand feet at first and only a few miles but I'm sure it would condition your body to work with low amounts of oxygen. Imagine how much easier those little walks down at sea level would be? You could run them!
I remember last year when you were going on about this and I thought to myself 'this guy will never even make it within 5000 miles of Everest let alone at the summit.' And although it still holds some truth in my mind. Good to hear you still seem comitted to your goal and I wish you the best of luck in reaching it.
Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 3): Pshhhh Ive been reading the book entitled "Make Millions in Minutes" by our resident author (and Straight A student) Super80DFW. Itll be a piece of cake, from what Im readng.
Money will take care of itself, like I said above, and what better way to celebrate making all that money than by strolling to the summit!
Kmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
IF you're serious about this, you're going to need to get the hellout of Florida; it's too flat. If you don't know if you suffer from altitude sickness, halfway up Everest is not the time to find out....especially if you've forked out tens of thousands to get there.
Start out in NH....the White Mountains, work up to the Rockies....nowhere near as high, but it's a start.
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