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#21 Ivor

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Posted 05 January 2024 - 03:18 PM

Fantastic achievement again Ivor !

When's the Channel swim planned for ?

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Posted 05 January 2024 - 06:53 PM

I remember trying to swim the Channel.

 

I got lost and ended up swimming the Atlantic.



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Posted 05 January 2024 - 07:31 PM

I remember trying to swim the Channel.

I got lost and ended up swimming the Atlantic.

You wouldn't get out of the channel due to tidal flow

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Posted 05 January 2024 - 10:03 PM

 

I remember trying to swim the Channel.

I got lost and ended up swimming the Atlantic.

You wouldn't get out of the channel due to tidal flow

 

 

Rumbled again.



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Posted 05 January 2024 - 10:48 PM


I remember trying to swim the Channel.

I got lost and ended up swimming the Atlantic.

You wouldn't get out of the channel due to tidal flow

Rumbled again.
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Posted 20 January 2024 - 08:50 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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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

 

 

Ivor spotted practicing for cross-channel swim:

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...-wales-68036506



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Posted 20 January 2024 - 06:12 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.
Ivor
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

Ivor spotted practicing for cross-channel swim:

https://www.bbc.co.u...-wales-68036506
Marion saw it yesterday, it was back again today, quite unbelievable

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Posted 20 January 2024 - 09:00 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.
Ivor
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

Ivor spotted practicing for cross-channel swim:

https://www.bbc.co.u...-wales-68036506
Marion saw it yesterday, it was back again today, quite unbelievable

 

Beautiful animals, saw a few at Illusiat last year. Amazing to think they are swimming around Pembrokeshire!



#29 Ivor

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Posted 21 January 2024 - 12:52 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.
Ivor
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
Ivor spotted practicing for cross-channel swim:

https://www.bbc.co.u...-wales-68036506
Marion saw it yesterday, it was back again today, quite unbelievable
Beautiful animals, saw a few at Illusiat last year. Amazing to think they are swimming around Pembrokeshire!
In the harbour!!!




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