speedbird747BA
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My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:17 am

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!



Cheers,
Kyle
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:33 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Thread starter):
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 I'm still one of the serious doubters. Cost to summit...?? 40-$50,000....!!! Mean age.... upper 20's. You have a long way to go.. and lots of pennies to save

[Edited 2008-02-19 16:34:41]
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:36 am

Anyone can climb Everest these days, all you need is $$$$. Last I herd it only cost about $65,000 to $75,000 and you can stroll to the top like king Sheba with the Sherpas doing all the real work.
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speedbird747BA
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:04 am



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):

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.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 2):

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!

Thanks Super80DFW, you made my dream possible!

Cheers,
Kyle
How long do I have to climb, up on the side of this mountain of mine?
 
tz757300
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:15 am

WOW, speedbird is back to posting? I think he may now have a life again....or we're you banned?

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Thread starter):
(the four of you, the only four who remember my crazy plan from a year ago) that I still intend to go!

I remember your crazy plan. I still think you won't make it Big grin

Welcome Back,
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speedbird747BA
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:22 am



Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 4):
....or we're you banned?

Ladies and gentleman...presenting a college student!

Thanks mate, Im surprised ur still around!

Get laid!

Cheers,
Kyle
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:24 am



Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 3):
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!

Off hand I can think of... Booze, chicks, golf, boats and cars. I have to say, for me, climbing Mt. Everest would be more like a form of punishment and extreme torture.

But best of luck.
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tz757300
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:24 am



Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 5):

Ladies and gentleman...presenting a college student!

Me or you?

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 5):

Thanks mate, Im surprised ur still around!

I'll never leave.

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 5):

Get laid!

Cheers,
Kyle

Ass.
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speedbird747BA
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:27 am



Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 7):
Ass

Fool,

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 7):
Me or you?

Not me.

Fool.

Cheers,
Kyle
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:06 am

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.
 
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:29 am



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 2):
Anyone can climb Everest these days, all you need is $$$$.

That has always been the case. Or do you think Edmund Hillary carried his own sh*t all the way to the top?
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:31 am

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!

Thanks Super80DFW, you made my dream possible!

Man I wish I was more like him.  cloudnine   Yeah sure
 
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:21 am

Here is the cargo hold of DM employees that care

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 10):
Or do you think Edmund Hillary carried his own sh*t all the way to the top?

He didn't have half of the support that the current people use.
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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:14 pm



Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 3):
Thanks Super80DFW, you made my dream possible!

Don't tell us you're also getting a Lexus when you turn 16 or 18 or whatever  wink   duck  ?!

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 6):
climbing Mt. Everest would be more like a form of punishment and extreme torture.

Depends on whether or not he's climbing with Russell Brice and his guys  wink  .....

Either way, good luck with it, but I have my doubts...

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RE: My Trip To The Top Of Everest:

Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:01 am

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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