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Subject: [Leica] Golden Trout
From: rgacpa at (Bob Adler)
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 08:59:29 -0700 (PDT)
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Thanks Lawrence.
I do plan on going up 2 days early to about 8,000 and to be walking around 
photographing with the kit. 

I'll let my wife know you're insisting I get a Leica kit. May I have her 
you with any questions?
Appreciate the advice very much. I am taking a Lumix GH 1 with me for that 
PS - Here are some of the images from that hike. The first one shows a snowy 
peak on the in the middle: that's at 13,000. the second shows the view from 
peak. Hopefully there will be clouds when I'm there, otherwise I may need to 
contact GeeBee (does anyone know how he is?).
View of the peak:

View from the peak:
Images by Roy Harrington, one of the hike leaders, amongst many other 

?Bob Adler
Palo Alto, CA 

From: Lawrence Zeitlin <lrzeitlin at>
To: Leica LUG <lug at>
Sent: Mon, April 11, 2011 7:52:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Golden Trout

Bob writes:

"In June I'm going to Golden Trout Camp workshop. It's at about 10,000 feet
and I

hear that toward the end of the week day hikes go up to 13,000 feet and are

about 6mi long."

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When my wife and I were younger and fitter we took XC? ski vacations on the
10th. Mountain Division trail in Colorado. The trails were at 10,000 ft.
elevation with a few peaks up to 12,000 ft. Up that high, without proper
training, a 10 lb. weight feels like 20 lb. The key to comfortable living at
high altitude is accommodation, accommodation, accommodation. There is no
way that you can get your lungs and heart in shape by a week's training at
sea level. It would be far better to go to a resort at the mountain altitude
a few days early and let your body get used to the thinner air. The longer
the better. Sherpas climb to the top of Mt. Everest without supplementary
oxygen but then they have lived above 10,000 ft. all their lives.? It helps
to also choose lighter photo gear. Perhaps a Leica rather than a Hassi.

Larry Z

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