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What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 8:09 am

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...

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Thu Mar 22, 2001 8:11 am

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.

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 8:12 am

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.

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 8:14 am

Drugs got me real high, though I can't remember the exact altitude.
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 8:20 am

Mountain Evans, CO. Don't remember the exact altitude though.
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 8:25 am

"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.
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 8:39 am

Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii - 10,000 ft. above sea level.
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 8:42 am

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

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 9:09 am

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.

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 9:51 am

Lemmon Rock, on Mt. Lemmon... about 9,000' msl. The summit is slighty more than 9,100'.
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 10:37 am

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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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 10:48 am

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

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 12:03 pm

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.
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 2:19 pm

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
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 2:42 pm

Ive been to Denver that is the higest I guess.
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 4:07 pm

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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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 4:24 pm

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!

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 4:33 pm

Been to the top of Vail!
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 9:32 pm

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!!
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 9:44 pm

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.

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 9:45 pm

11,819 feet (3602.43 meters)

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Thu Mar 22, 2001 11:11 pm

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.

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Fri Mar 23, 2001 1:12 am

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).
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Fri Mar 23, 2001 2:12 am

I did a skydive at about 6000ft.

does that count?

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Fri Mar 23, 2001 2:55 am

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!

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Fri Mar 23, 2001 4:02 am

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
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Fri Mar 23, 2001 4:24 am

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 Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island, provided that there's not too much cloud in the way.

Sunshine Village Ski Resort, at 8,954 ft (2729m) - This is the highest elevation I've been on in Canada. The resort is located north of Banff, Alberta. While the resort is pretty well in Banff National Park, a small part of it actually extands into BC, right across the Continental Divide. The quad chairlift actually crosses the BC border to the highest peak in the resort!

USAFHummer, Pico del Teide is actually at 12,188 ft, or 3715m.
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Fri Mar 23, 2001 6:11 am

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 have to walk the last 600 meters (2000 ft). But you can't be there more than a hour and that's not enough of time to reach the top (if you're not from Bolivia, Nepal or some country like that).
Anyway, my trip to Teide was one of my best.  Smile

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Fri Mar 23, 2001 7:19 am

Whistler (I don't know the elevation) or somewhere in the Canadian Rockies.
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Sat Mar 24, 2001 11:17 am

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. I believe that the highest I got was about 12,100ft, as indicated on a topo map. Really nice.
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Sun Mar 25, 2001 9:14 am

it would 11,500 ft above sea level, the top of Beaver Creek mountain. Aa737- it is 11,500ft, not 11,000 ft  Smile
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Sun Mar 25, 2001 9:38 am

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. I have also driven trough Truckee and skied at Hevenly.
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Sun Mar 25, 2001 12:07 pm

I've been to the top of Mt. Whitney... yay!!!

Elevation: 14.494ft (4418m)

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Sun Mar 25, 2001 12:08 pm

There's a lot of skiers and boarders here  Big thumbs up

I've been at 8,500 feet in the Canadian Rockies....on skies of course.
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 9:33 am

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), Jungfraujoch, and the top of Beaver Creek Mountain.
FYI: Beaver Creek Mountain is higher than Vail.
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 9:09 am

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 start to move towards us, and all of a sudden we would be in a really thick white fog. From the top when the clouds weren't there, I probably saw Southern Colorado. Our campsite elevation was 9,000, so I climbed over 3000' in 2.5 hours. Not bad I guess.
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 11:16 am

12,000
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 11:53 am

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 sea level.

By hiking the highest I have been is at about 3,500 ft. atop Bear Mountain in New York.

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 11:36 am

It has been sooooo high I don't remember... LOL
 
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 12:14 pm

Reno, NV.
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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Sat Apr 07, 2001 6:19 pm

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 2 500m (8 202 ft). The road was closed beyond this point and is only open to vehicular traffic during two months of the year (July and August)


The Areeiro Peak - Island of Madeira - elevation 1 828m (6000 ft). This is the highest point on the island that can be reached by car.

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Sat Apr 07, 2001 7:32 pm

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 mile) jurassic limestone rock contains 143 caves, over 48km (30 miles) of road and as many miles of tunnels.

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Sat Apr 07, 2001 8:48 pm

Volcán Poas, Costa Rica, 2708 (8885 ft) meters above sea level.

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RE: What's The Highest Elevation You Have Been?

Sun Apr 08, 2001 10:13 pm

Mt Blanc in the French Alps. It's about 4000m. And the air is really thin up there.

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