Nepal trip 2019

OZZYGUY

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Nomad;376406 said:
These were my observations re altitude that I wrote in another thread.
I understand about the lack of oxygen and its effects but the differance is we dont spend days climbing up. A) we will not be tired and exhausted. B) spending days climbing up you get to climatize we dont. Good and bad.

We wont be sleeping at that aldutude and within a hour or so we will be down to around 3500m. Its just that first bit getting down to that level that will be the issue. Need to land and go. On other rides I have been 70 plus KPH I dont like comming off at that speed.

Shyam tells me we will use all the air tank in the first hour. its for emergencys but he tells me once someone used it they keep doing so.

Two years back I did Crested Butte mountain in Colorado. Just checked my notes it is 3700m. We road up from town at 2700 up to 3400m. I know 3400 is not as high as Nepal but at 3400 the only issue I had was leaving me beathless. My buddy Chris rode higher than me and I rested. I would walk the bike 30m and be out of breath. Chris didnt get effected not sure if it was because he is a lot fitter than me. Out of breath was my only issue and I think lack of fitness didnt help.

 

OZZYGUY

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Distantpeak;376384 said:
I can see what will happen... all this preparation... and after a few weeks Ozzy will settle for Bush Mountain... with an air tank to be safe...
Moo Uaon;376407 said:
And a rather large dose of antibiotics beforehand...
I never got to go to bush mountain, as you know I love a bit of adventure and adrenalin really starting to think I should have gone before I got married......55
 

Moo Uaon

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OZZYGUY;376411 said:
We wont be sleeping at that aldutude and within a hour or so we will be down to around 3500m. Its just that first bit getting down to that level that will be the issue. Need to land and go. On other rides I have been 70 plus KPH I dont like comming off at that speed.
The train station i mentioned was the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps and @ 3500m it's the highest train station in the world and i know of people getting altitude sickness up there too although it didn't affect me on either of my trips up there.
 

OZZYGUY

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Moo Uaon;376418 said:
The train station i mentioned was the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps and @ 3500m it's the highest train station in the world and i know of people getting altitude sickness up there too although it didn't affect me on either of my trips up there.
Im thinking that because I didnt get sick last time in Colorado only out of breath I should be ok at 3500ish with some better fitness. Plus also in Colorado it was a few hours of riding up to 3500. Maybe this 4100m start will be a better choice but I really want to go to the higher drop off.

Guess its a big differance 3500 to over 5000m
 

PeteGill

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OZZYGUY;376420 said:
Im thinking that because I didnt get sick last time in Colorado only out of breath I should be ok at 3500ish with some better fitness. Plus also in Colorado it was a few hours of riding up to 3500. Maybe this 4100m start will be a better choice but I really want to go to the higher drop off.

Guess its a big differance 3500 to over 5000m
On one of the Top Gear specials (Filmed in the Andes) they used Viagra to help prevent altitude sickness. So take a little blue pill, but warn your riding partners that you may feel a little randy on the way down 5555

https://www.viamedic.com/blog/male-impotence/viagra/can-viagra-really-reduce-altitude-sickness
 

Moo Uaon

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^ i'd like to see him explain that one to the missus 555

What are you taking these with you for??
 

OZZYGUY

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I could just show her this thread.......but then again she would see Pete profile pic and ask who she is telling me to take a blue pill....55
 

Nomad

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OZZYGUY;376414 said:
Nomad what eles did you do in Nepal or was it just base camp?
A few days in total in KTM, 2 or 3 nights in Pokhara, and around 14 nights up and back to EBC.
 
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