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#1 Ivor

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Posted 22 December 2023 - 08:01 PM

If anyone out there is interested, currently at Aconcagua base camp, rest day tomorrow, then we start moving up, hopefully summiting on new year's Eve. We're at base camp for 3 nights after which I'll lose internet access

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Posted 23 December 2023 - 09:31 AM

Awesome! any pics?



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Posted 23 December 2023 - 10:38 AM

Awesome! any pics?

I'll WhatsApp some over

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Posted 23 December 2023 - 01:00 PM

My brother did it solo a few years ago. Probably didn't acclimatise properly and ended up turning back about 400m from the top as he was throwing up every couple of steps.

I thought I did a thread on here or PH but I can't find it.



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Posted 23 December 2023 - 01:43 PM

My brother did it solo a few years ago. Probably didn't acclimatise properly and ended up turning back about 400m from the top as he was throwing up every couple of steps.
I thought I did a thread on here or PH but I can't find it.

It's a tough one solo, big days ( too much ascent really) with big packs, did well to get that far,

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Posted 26 December 2023 - 12:43 PM

I've cycled up it many times but always forget to take pics. Would love to see some of yours to bring back the memories.



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Posted 26 December 2023 - 01:18 PM

I've cycled up it many times but always forget to take pics. Would love to see some of yours to bring back the memories.

Doubt you've cycled up here....

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Posted 27 December 2023 - 12:22 PM

 

I've cycled up it many times but always forget to take pics. Would love to see some of yours to bring back the memories.

Doubt you've cycled up here....

 

 

Yeah, cycle up, ski down with the bike on my back.

 

I do deliver a lot of milk tray you know. Well, I used to. I've gone off the 'lady' since she got fat eating all that chocolate.



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Posted 03 January 2024 - 05:27 PM


I've cycled up it many times but always forget to take pics. Would love to see some of yours to bring back the memories.

Doubt you've cycled up here....

Yeah, cycle up, ski down with the bike on my back.

I do deliver a lot of milk tray you know. Well, I used to. I've gone off the 'lady' since she got fat eating all that chocolate.
Have a job skiing off here, no snow, it's a dry mountain

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Posted 03 January 2024 - 05:27 PM

Summited yesterday

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Posted 03 January 2024 - 10:12 PM

Well done!

I've seen the picture on Facebook!



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Posted 03 January 2024 - 10:45 PM

 

 

 

I've cycled up it many times but always forget to take pics. Would love to see some of yours to bring back the memories.

Doubt you've cycled up here....

Yeah, cycle up, ski down with the bike on my back.

I do deliver a lot of milk tray you know. Well, I used to. I've gone off the 'lady' since she got fat eating all that chocolate.
Have a job skiing off here, no snow, it's a dry mountain

 

 

Rumbled.
 



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Posted 03 January 2024 - 10:46 PM

Summited yesterday

 

Can you post some pics here, would love to see them?



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Posted 03 January 2024 - 11:12 PM


Summited yesterday


Can you post some pics here, would love to see them?
Not sure how to post pics here?

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Posted 04 January 2024 - 08:31 AM

Ah, seen the facebook post now, thanks.

 

Did you have any altitude sickness? Highest I've been is 3500m at Jungfrau (ok, I took the train) and I had a headache.



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Posted 04 January 2024 - 09:03 AM

Ah, seen the facebook post now, thanks.

Did you have any altitude sickness? Highest I've been is 3500m at Jungfrau (ok, I took the train) and I had a headache.

No, I did not get any altitude sickness, 3rd time I've been above 6000m, it was quite a fast ascent too, some big increases per day, previously been a lot slower, we had one who had acute HAPE and had to go down from camp one, others found it hard, only 4 out of our team of 10 summited and I found it physically exhausting and was done in by the time we got back to camp 3, 14 hour day, 1000m ascent and 1000m descent (6000m to 7000m and back) tough ain't the word.
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Posted 04 January 2024 - 04:54 PM

Done well you have.



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Posted 04 January 2024 - 06:08 PM

 

Ah, seen the facebook post now, thanks.

Did you have any altitude sickness? Highest I've been is 3500m at Jungfrau (ok, I took the train) and I had a headache.

No, I did not get any altitude sickness, 3rd time I've been above 6000m, it was quite a fast ascent too, some big increases per day, previously been a lot slower, we had one who had acute HAPE and had to go down from camp one, others found it hard, only 4 out of our team of 10 summited and I found it physically exhausting and was done in by the time we got back to camp 3, 14 hour day, 1000m ascent and 1000m descent (6000m to 7000m and back) tough ain't the word.
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Well done..I can sympathise about the toughness bit...its all about the mental grit and determination of not failing...mind against body, whilst listening to everyone around pueking up and having to be taken down immeadiately...well done again

 

..this time last year climbing Kilmanjaro it was much the same, just 4 hours rest at Final base camp and then over 7 hours to complete the peak ascent of 700 metres of just 3 miles distance..and then of course 6 hours back down, then just another 3 hours rest and a further 1000 metres descent to evening base camp...36 hours in total before proper shut eye...I didnt ..or couldnt eat anything but fruit for 3 days after

 

Where next Ivor??
 



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Posted 04 January 2024 - 07:01 PM


Ah, seen the facebook post now, thanks.

Did you have any altitude sickness? Highest I've been is 3500m at Jungfrau (ok, I took the train) and I had a headache.

No, I did not get any altitude sickness, 3rd time I've been above 6000m, it was quite a fast ascent too, some big increases per day, previously been a lot slower, we had one who had acute HAPE and had to go down from camp one, others found it hard, only 4 out of our team of 10 summited and I found it physically exhausting and was done in by the time we got back to camp 3, 14 hour day, 1000m ascent and 1000m descent (6000m to 7000m and back) tough ain't the word.
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Well done..I can sympathise about the toughness bit...its all about the mental grit and determination of not failing...mind against body, whilst listening to everyone around pueking up and having to be taken down immeadiately...well done again

..this time last year climbing Kilmanjaro it was much the same, just 4 hours rest at Final base camp and then over 7 hours to complete the peak ascent of 700 metres of just 3 miles distance..and then of course 6 hours back down, then just another 3 hours rest and a further 1000 metres descent to evening base camp...36 hours in total before proper shut eye...I didnt ..or couldnt eat anything but fruit for 3 days after

Where next Ivor??
Swimming the channel

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Posted 05 January 2024 - 11:55 AM

Fantastic achievement again Ivor !

When's the Channel swim planned for ?




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