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Mountally challenged => Crazy Plans => Topic started by: NilZ on Nov 28 2003, 23:34

Title: 7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: NilZ on Nov 28 2003, 23:34


Hey! i just though of a higher standard doing the 7 summits: how about taking the most difficult routes up to the summit and not the easiest or main-routes (like the marangu-route on kilimanjaro) ?
let's call it "7Summits-Deluxe"
Title: Re:7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: trunl on Nov 29 2003, 05:20
the problem is nobody will agree on the most difficult route, or people might disagree the most difficult route would be a new one that hasnt been found yet.
Title: 7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: NilZ on Nov 30 2003, 17:42

okay, okay,

so just let the "7summits-Deluxe"-version be that you climb to the summit NOT on the easiest or common-route.
I know that not thousands of climbers shout "Great!" because they are not able to do another route than the highway up to the everest or the lovely walkway on top of aconcagua...  ;)
Title: Re:7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: trunl on Dec 2 2003, 08:44
there are some summits that people would not agree on the most common route. you need to find something not based on opinion like climbing to the summit in a day or less on a speed ascent.
Title: Re:7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: 7summits on Dec 14 2003, 02:41
Hi Guys,
I agree with Trunl here, there is no way you can determine the easiest or most difficult route, very likely that latter one has not even been opened yet!
See also this FAQ about climbing the 2nd highest points (http://7summits.com/faq/index.php?display=faq&nr=39&catnr=8&prog=p1&lang=en) for more thoughts about what to clim and ask yourself why you are climbing as well!

::) ;) 8)

Keep climbing,
best regards,

Harry
Title: Re:7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: trunl on Dec 15 2003, 07:37
why do u want to do something special with 7 summits, nilz?
Title: Re:7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: Ron on Dec 15 2003, 16:28
I think its always a challange to do what no man has done before...problem is nowedays that everything has been done allready.....and things that are not done yet are not interesting mostly
Title: Re:7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: trunl on Dec 18 2003, 07:39
totally untrue, there are many interesting things left to do that have not been done before. although some may seem inpossible. a little more than 50 years ago, people thought it was impossible to get to the highest summit, but now there are hundreds of tents lined up at base camp every year. i have my goal that i regard as interesting that has still not been done.
Title: Re:7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: Ron on Dec 18 2003, 22:43
hahaha  oke as long it is interesting for yourself....then who cares.
Only your own motivation counts..not what others expect or find interesting
Title: Re:7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: trunl on Dec 19 2003, 23:42
again untrue, u need it to be interesting for others also, so u can get sponsor money and earn the respect of others.
Title: Re:7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: Ron on Dec 20 2003, 01:11
If you climb to gain respect from others you climb for the wrong reasons. You should be on that mountain b/c YOU want to..not b/c it is expected from you or to get respect....you dont need that kinda respect..at least i dont. If someone does not value for what you are then why bother.

Trust me on this  Ive been there when i was young.....and dont say everything is untrue..... ;) or do you poses all wisdom in the universe ???...lol
Title: Re:7Summits-Deluxe
Post by: trunl on Jan 1 2004, 13:36
gaining the respect of others is a nice extra though.