Breathless Heights

If you want to get high, there's still a price to be paid for invading the towering ranges—despite some newfangled shortcuts

Oct 1, 2000
Outside Magazine
SO DID MY WIFELESS, sleep-deprived fortnight of sleeping high and training low make any difference on my climb? Alas, if only mountaineering were as straightforward as cycling, swimming, or running. The temperature the morning we went for the summit was minus 37, the snow on our planned route was avalanche-prone windslab over blue ice, I hadn't slept well for a week because the tent was too small, and my partner and I were as compatible as teeth and tinfoil.

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