Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/04/11

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Golden Trout
From: kcarney1 at (Ken Carney)
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:36:26 -0500
References: <>

On 4/11/2011 9:52 AM, Lawrence Zeitlin wrote:
> 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."
> - - - - -
> Bob,
> 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
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information
One of the fun things of vacationing in Santa Fe is watching the 
newcomers at cocktail hour.  It's only 7,000 feet or so but that does 
the trick.


In reply to: Message from lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin) ([Leica] Golden Trout)