1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Everest? Anybody been?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by TNDrew, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Jun 15, 2012 at 4:36 AM
    #1
    TNDrew

    TNDrew [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72813
    Messages:
    365
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drew
    Chattanooga, TN
    Vehicle:
    '12 Reg Cab 4x4 Silver
    WeatherTech DigitalFit Liners, Bench Seat Angle Fixed, Fog Lights (Nokya 2500k HyperYellow bulbs), aFe ProDry drop in, DeeZee bed mat, UWS black low pro tool box, Marathon Seat Covers (ordered should arrive mid-May). iSimple iPod adapter, Blacked out badges, SockMonkey WhiteTail Toyota Horns decal, LED Dome and License Plate Lights (LEDSolutions), Black Headlight Mod,
    I have had an obsession of sorts with Everest since I was in middle school and watched an IMAX 3D movie about the mountain. The Discovery channel Beyond the Limits thing didn't help matters either.

    I work nights and have been plagued of late with bouts of insomnia, tonights insomnia has lead me to watch the George Mallory documentary. So the fires has been stoked again so to speak.

    Has anybody here attempted to climb? Been to base camp or advanced base camp? Climbing it would be dream come true but realistically that would never happen. Id be happier than a pig in shit if I could just make a trek to advanced base camp and see the mountain that close.
     
  2. Jun 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM
    #2
    wilbur970

    wilbur970 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Member:
    #76883
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    Western Slope, CO
    Vehicle:
    2012 Double Cab Long Bed
    Snugtop Rebel, front leveled and an AAL in the rear.
  3. Jun 21, 2012 at 8:06 PM
    #3
    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Member:
    #12837
    Messages:
    6,080
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Jacksonville, FL 30.243103, -81.591007‎
    Vehicle:
    2010 F150 XLT SuperCrew 4X4
    Access larado tonneau, magnaflow exhaust
    I have had the same obsession and would give anything just to go to base camp. Its definitely on my bucket list.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2012 at 8:58 AM
    #4
    TNDrew

    TNDrew [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72813
    Messages:
    365
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drew
    Chattanooga, TN
    Vehicle:
    '12 Reg Cab 4x4 Silver
    WeatherTech DigitalFit Liners, Bench Seat Angle Fixed, Fog Lights (Nokya 2500k HyperYellow bulbs), aFe ProDry drop in, DeeZee bed mat, UWS black low pro tool box, Marathon Seat Covers (ordered should arrive mid-May). iSimple iPod adapter, Blacked out badges, SockMonkey WhiteTail Toyota Horns decal, LED Dome and License Plate Lights (LEDSolutions), Black Headlight Mod,
  5. Jun 22, 2012 at 9:05 AM
    #5
    TNDrew

    TNDrew [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72813
    Messages:
    365
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drew
    Chattanooga, TN
    Vehicle:
    '12 Reg Cab 4x4 Silver
    WeatherTech DigitalFit Liners, Bench Seat Angle Fixed, Fog Lights (Nokya 2500k HyperYellow bulbs), aFe ProDry drop in, DeeZee bed mat, UWS black low pro tool box, Marathon Seat Covers (ordered should arrive mid-May). iSimple iPod adapter, Blacked out badges, SockMonkey WhiteTail Toyota Horns decal, LED Dome and License Plate Lights (LEDSolutions), Black Headlight Mod,
    No sir. None of the above. I have read Into the Wild and enjoy Krakauer a lot. I am reading Trout Bum as we speak and was looking for another book to start after that. Looks like you've set me up with a killer list. First its my sig, then some good reads. If I were near I'd buy you a brew or two!

    :cheers:
     
  6. Jun 22, 2012 at 10:33 AM
    #6
    GeoTaco

    GeoTaco the town is back that way

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17652
    Messages:
    2,089
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Freeda Feltcher
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    '09 4X4 TRD Off-Road
    OME 3inch lift, AAL for TSB Leafs, 285-75-16 Duratracs, Avid sliders, Leer 100XR, rear diff. breather mod, Safari Snorkel, Hi-Lift mounted on ARB, Compressor mounted under the hood, BAMF rear diff skid, ATO front, trans and transfer case skids
    7 summits and no shortcuts to the top are good reads as well. I have EBC on my list as well as, maybe one day attempt a climb. My goal now is to climb 5 and see the other two (Everest and Vincent Massif). So far i have Kilimanjaro done, and a trip to Aconcagua in the planing stages.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    #7
    LMR

    LMR GO JETS GO

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Member:
    #64636
    Messages:
    256
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lee
    In The True North
    Vehicle:
    2008 Tacoma DCSB TRD
    Shorty antenna, Weathertech digital fit, tonneau cover
    My friend and his wife attempted it but his wife got very sick and needed to be airlifted to a hospital. Cost them $5,000 just for the helicopter rescue.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM
    #8
    deadhed61

    deadhed61 What a long strange trip it's been...

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Member:
    #65723
    Messages:
    3,684
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    Vehicle:
    The Black Pearl
    A little lift and a little armor

    This is why I have never been and probably never will. I would love to go sometime in my life but the cost of it and the fact that you need to have specific training (for what, 4months to a year?) kinda makes it near impossible for me... :(
     
  9. Jun 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM
    #9
    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Member:
    #12837
    Messages:
    6,080
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Jacksonville, FL 30.243103, -81.591007‎
    Vehicle:
    2010 F150 XLT SuperCrew 4X4
    Access larado tonneau, magnaflow exhaust
    Getting to base camp isn't that expensive. I think the cost of the trip is only like 10k but u have to supply your own gear and stuff and its like 2 weeks i think just to get to base camp.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2012 at 2:15 PM
    #10
    GeoTaco

    GeoTaco the town is back that way

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17652
    Messages:
    2,089
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Freeda Feltcher
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    '09 4X4 TRD Off-Road
    OME 3inch lift, AAL for TSB Leafs, 285-75-16 Duratracs, Avid sliders, Leer 100XR, rear diff. breather mod, Safari Snorkel, Hi-Lift mounted on ARB, Compressor mounted under the hood, BAMF rear diff skid, ATO front, trans and transfer case skids
    3-4k plus flights and gear. and 2 or so weeks.

    Id love to do the Annapurna loop trail. Look it up, would be an amazing adventure
     
  11. Jun 22, 2012 at 2:54 PM
    #11
    Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Member:
    #58964
    Messages:
    5,843
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mitch
    Tigard, OR
    Vehicle:
    2007 Access Cab SR5 4x4
    Lights, Siren, Drugs, Needles, Electricity
    I forget which guide service it is bit they offer a trip from the states to Nepal and the hike up the valley to base camp. 2 nights at base camp then the hike back out for something like 7500 bucks. I've though about it.

    Read Into Thin Air. My all time favorite book. Probably read it a half dozen times. And am pulled into it each and every time
     
  12. Jun 22, 2012 at 2:57 PM
    #12
    GeoTaco

    GeoTaco the town is back that way

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17652
    Messages:
    2,089
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Freeda Feltcher
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    '09 4X4 TRD Off-Road
    OME 3inch lift, AAL for TSB Leafs, 285-75-16 Duratracs, Avid sliders, Leer 100XR, rear diff. breather mod, Safari Snorkel, Hi-Lift mounted on ARB, Compressor mounted under the hood, BAMF rear diff skid, ATO front, trans and transfer case skids
    i know one of the guys that was there doing the rescue. and not to start anything, but those guys made a lot of amateur mistakes that got a lot of people killed. that never should have happened
     
  13. Jun 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM
    #13
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,207
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    A woman from BC died on her decent from the summit about a month ago , she had been unprepared for a summit attempt , was caught in a 4 hour traffic jam of over 250 climbers trying to summit that day , and refused to turn around and paid the ultimate price .

    The news story showed the line up of climbers standing in the traffic jam for the top , all slowly freezing to death .

    Quite an eye opener about what really goes on up there and how many people are actually on the mountain trying to summit .

    I'll pass
     
  14. Jun 22, 2012 at 3:16 PM
    #14
    MountainEarth

    MountainEarth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Member:
    #30519
    Messages:
    2,495
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryan
    CO
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD OR Access
    Leer 100XR Shell, BedRug mat - comfy sleeping, GT Covers microfiber seat covers, BFG All Terrains 265/70r16, Dashmat, Antennax 13" shorty antenna, Weathertech liners, Ultra Gauge, Avid Light Bar, PIAA 520 ATPs, one old dog
    "The Snow Leopard" by Peter Matthiessen .. One of the great Himalayan classics, an account of a 2 month trek through the Dolpo region of Western Nepal in search of the snow leopard .. and meaning following the death of his wife.

    From Amazon: "In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty."

    http://amzn.com/0143105515
     
  15. Jun 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM
    #15
    TNDrew

    TNDrew [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72813
    Messages:
    365
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drew
    Chattanooga, TN
    Vehicle:
    '12 Reg Cab 4x4 Silver
    WeatherTech DigitalFit Liners, Bench Seat Angle Fixed, Fog Lights (Nokya 2500k HyperYellow bulbs), aFe ProDry drop in, DeeZee bed mat, UWS black low pro tool box, Marathon Seat Covers (ordered should arrive mid-May). iSimple iPod adapter, Blacked out badges, SockMonkey WhiteTail Toyota Horns decal, LED Dome and License Plate Lights (LEDSolutions), Black Headlight Mod,
    On a side note, are there any rivers in Nepal to fish on for some funky trout? I think an ABC trek with a little fly fishing thrown in would be awesome.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2012 at 8:02 AM
    #16
    JaSkynyrd

    JaSkynyrd Ron F. Swanson

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Member:
    #57269
    Messages:
    484
    Gender:
    Male
    Chattanooga, TN
    Vehicle:
    2001 XtraCab 4x4 V6 SR5
    Surely there's some amazing streams in Nepal you could fish, maybe not right in the Himalayas but you know, somewhere close.

    I've never wanted to climb Everest but that Annapurna loop would be a trip of a lifetime for me. I've also read Into Thin Air and Touching My Father's Soul by the head sherpa on the IMAX expedition. Great reads.

    A somewhat related book that was INCREDIBLE to read was ALIVE: The Story of the Andes Survivors. Probably the greatest book I have ever read.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2012 at 2:39 AM
    #17
    TNDrew

    TNDrew [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72813
    Messages:
    365
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drew
    Chattanooga, TN
    Vehicle:
    '12 Reg Cab 4x4 Silver
    WeatherTech DigitalFit Liners, Bench Seat Angle Fixed, Fog Lights (Nokya 2500k HyperYellow bulbs), aFe ProDry drop in, DeeZee bed mat, UWS black low pro tool box, Marathon Seat Covers (ordered should arrive mid-May). iSimple iPod adapter, Blacked out badges, SockMonkey WhiteTail Toyota Horns decal, LED Dome and License Plate Lights (LEDSolutions), Black Headlight Mod,
    I just finished Into Thin Air about 5 minutes ago. By far one of, if not the, best book I've ever read. Krakauer is a damn good author. Where Men Win Glory is pretty great as well.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2012 at 7:41 AM
    #18
    Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Member:
    #58964
    Messages:
    5,843
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mitch
    Tigard, OR
    Vehicle:
    2007 Access Cab SR5 4x4
    Lights, Siren, Drugs, Needles, Electricity
    Personally, the best book you'll ever read.

    Check out Into the Wild too
     
  19. Aug 10, 2012 at 8:06 AM
    #19
    ink junky

    ink junky I phucking hate people >:(

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Member:
    #30142
    Messages:
    4,876
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TACO LOVER
    TEXAS
    Vehicle:
    2010 4x4 trd off road DC,
    Aero turbine 2525, Snorkel, AFE pro dry drop in filter, BFG 33s, spydertraxwheel spacers :/. Debadged, rebadged black, TW sticker :D, bed lights, rod holders, OEM roof rack, Complete OME lift, bed lined fenders. Armor Tech Off road wrap around HC rear bumper w/ tire carrier swing out. Relentless front aluminum bumper. Le Devil Horns (_)


    60k ??? Wow there go my future plans of just picking up one day and heading over there on a whim to do the climb. :laugh:
     
  20. Aug 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM
    #20
    GeoTaco

    GeoTaco the town is back that way

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17652
    Messages:
    2,089
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Freeda Feltcher
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    '09 4X4 TRD Off-Road
    OME 3inch lift, AAL for TSB Leafs, 285-75-16 Duratracs, Avid sliders, Leer 100XR, rear diff. breather mod, Safari Snorkel, Hi-Lift mounted on ARB, Compressor mounted under the hood, BAMF rear diff skid, ATO front, trans and transfer case skids
    check out touching the void and no shortcuts to the top. IMHO they are much better than into thin air (a good read as well)
     
To Top