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What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?  
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Self-explanatory...flying in planes doesn't count...highest open air elevation...

For me it is a confirmed 11,811 ft. above sea level in southwestern Conejos County, Colorado (confirmed with topo maps), and unconfirmed 12,100 ft. above sea level about two miles from the confirmed location, determined with an altimeter whose accuracy could have been off by at least 400 feet...

What about you...If you dont know, and the place is in the US, I can find out for you...

Greg


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

For me it would have to be the peak of Mt. Killington in Vermont, which I believe, according to the ski map I was using, is just over 4,100.

LH423



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User currently offline777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

About 9500 feet on a pass in the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming. Then again I was only 8 at the time. The top of the tramway in Jasper, Alberta might also be about that high.

 Smile


User currently offlineG Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Drugs got me real high, though I can't remember the exact altitude.

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Mountain Evans, CO. Don't remember the exact altitude though.


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6542 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

"Kleines Matterhorn" (Lower Rocky Peak, directly translated), a 3,899m (12,825 ft.) peak right on the border between Switzerland and Italy close to the "real" Matterhorn, the most spectacular peak in the Alps.
It cost a minor fortune to be paid in Swiss Franks to go up there on several very impressive cable cars.
The real Matterhorn I only enjoyed from window seats in Swissair A320s, and it will stay that way for sure!!!
best regards, Preben Norholm



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User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii - 10,000 ft. above sea level.

User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Mt Fuji Japan at 3776metres above sea level. I was 7 at the time.

Pacific


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

An-225,

You are referring to Mt. Evans I presume...I am guessing you drove up there since it is one of only two Colorado fourteeners to have a road to the top (the other is Pikes Peak)...the height I believe is around 14,050 ft.

Greg



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

Lemmon Rock, on Mt. Lemmon... about 9,000' msl. The summit is slighty more than 9,100'.


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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Hmmmmmmmmmm.....

Either the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes in northern Michigan (TVC region).

Other northern Michigan ski resorts, but I dont know the altitudes.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Highest point in Mich is about 2400 ft. (Mt. Arvon) if I recall right...

Greg



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User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Which ever is higher, the top of the mountain Vail or Beaver Creek is on. I have been to both, but I don't know which is higher. I think they are about 11,000ft.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4810 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

10,039 ft...at the overlook point Mt. Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii. But that was cheating, the car did the climbing. The highest I have climbed by foot is Mt. Isobel in the South Island of New Zealand, elevation was ~7,000 ft.

Technically the highest is 41,000 ft in a 767-200, but I don't think that counts  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Ive been to Denver that is the higest I guess.


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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado.... I went to the top which I stink is a little over 13,000... then hopped off and skiied down (they call it the North Pole... then that feeds into the East Wall... man i love skiing..i hate we didnt get to go this year). The next highest would be the top of the Outback Bowls at Keystone Resort which is a little over 12, then Haleakala in Hawaii (where my mom locked us out of the car...argh).


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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

I drove through Mt Evans stop at Echo Peaks Lake in Colorado. It was on May month. The snow cover about 2 inches on the side road! It was fun!

Big777jet



User currently offlineImkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Been to the top of Vail!

User currently offlineEasy_fella From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

I've been to the top of la Meije at Les Deux Alpes in the French Alpes. Thats at about 3,600m. Not too high, but its at the top of one of the greatest off piste runs in the world. 2,300 vertical meters of unpisted glacier down to La Grave. Unreal!!

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

I've been some 1500m. on top of a mountain in the middle of Norway, but I'm not 100% sure about the exact hight.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

11,819 feet (3602.43 meters)

Top of Lift 2
Taos Ski Valley
near Taos, New Mexico, USA


User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

The Jungfraujoch (something like the "peak of the virgin" in German: "jung" is young and "frau" is woman) in Switzerland: 3.450 metres / 11.320 ft. We were warned to walk slowly, not to do efforts and sit down immediately upon the smallest sign of being tired, due to insufficient oxygenation. I was 11 years old.

Best turbulences


User currently offlineCorocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

About 16,000 feet. We were trying to climb to the top of the Cotopaxi volcano outside of Quito, Ecuador. We did not quite make it as several of the people in our group got tired. It is the tallest ACTIVE volcano in the world at 19,388ft (5,911m).

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1876 times:

I did a skydive at about 6000ft.

does that count?

EGGD


User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1876 times:

Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

3718 m (11 154 ft) asl.

Very amazing to see all the Canary islands and the Atlantic Ocean at the same time.  Wow!

Simon Larsson


25 USAFHummer : SAS-I think you got your conversions wrong...Teide is about 13000 ft.An-225-I checked and the summit of Evans is about 14,250 ft high...Greg
26 Samurai 777 : Healaka, Maui, Hawai'i, at 10,023 ft (3055m) - I was up there in April 1989. Amazing sight to see - cinder cones galore and you even get to see the Ma
27 Post contains images SAS_A330-300 : Now I remember, I actually never reached the top because of time limit. There's a cableway up to the top but it ends about 3,550 m (11 800 ft). So you
28 WorldVoyager : Whistler (I don't know the elevation) or somewhere in the Canadian Rockies.
29 Leftseat86 : I went fishing in the Sierras by Mt. Whitney and got up to a pristine stream with amazingly beautiful Golden Trout. A sign on the way up said 11,000ft
30 Post contains images Blink182 : it would 11,500 ft above sea level, the top of Beaver Creek mountain. Aa737- it is 11,500ft, not 11,000 ft rgds, blink182
31 SQA340 : Hmmmmmm.............. I have been in the Sierra Nevada Mountians going to Lake Tahoe on US 50 to Stateline, NV. I dont know the exact elevation though
32 OH-LGA : I've been to the top of Mt. Whitney... yay!!! Elevation: 14.494ft (4418m) Moi, Kai
33 Post contains images Carioca Canuck : There's a lot of skiers and boarders here I've been at 8,500 feet in the Canadian Rockies....on skies of course.
34 Us330 : Pikes Peak, 14,000 ft. I have also been to the Kleines Matterhorn (Amazing how they were able to build a cable car terminal in that rocky outcrop), Ju
35 Goboeing : At Philmont Scout Ranch in Northern New Mexico, I climbed Baldy Mountain all the way to the top for an elevation of 12,441 feet MSL. Clouds would star
36 Yojo87 : 12,000
37 Redngold : Probably around 10,000 ft. The highest I can be absolutely sure of was at Bryce Canyon National Park's Rainbow Point, which is nearly 9,000 ft. above
38 Boeing747F : It has been sooooo high I don't remember... LOL
39 AerLingus : Reno, NV.
40 Post contains images Starship : I'm not sure, but two locations do spring to mind and I took some photos to prove it. The Sierra Nevada mountain range near Granada, Spain - elevation
41 Post contains images Starship : Perhaps not so high at 425m (1 400 ft), but an elevated location I thoroughly enjoyed going to was the top of the Rock of Gibralter. The 5km-long (3 m
42 Alle : Volcán Poas, Costa Rica, 2708 (8885 ft) meters above sea level. Regards Alexander Holst Helsinki, Finland ICQ 94604005
43 AC_A340 : Mt Blanc in the French Alps. It's about 4000m. And the air is really thin up there.
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