The High Altitude Game with Hari Mix

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Join Stanford Alpine Club for this awesome slideshow by our very own Hari Mix. 
 
Where: Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center, Room 103b
 
When: 7:00pm on Monday, March 3rd
 
What: The opportunities for personal growth, rich cultural experience and adventure in the great ranges of Asia are almost limitless. The difficulties of pulling off these big trips and the consequences for underestimating the rules of the high alpine, however, require careful consideration. In this talk, I’ll tell a few stories from four expeditions to the Himalaya, Tien Shan and Pamir, including an attempt on Lhotse (8516m) without supplemental oxygen last spring. Since SAC just hosted awesome Everest talks from Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington, I’ll spare you from the full narrative of Lhotse, but instead shed light on lessons learned, modern acclimatization programs (including Soviet systems!) and strategies for success on routes in the 6-8500m+ realm. With a measured approach, solid mountain craft and a bit of luck, you can ditch the searing altitude headaches and keep the quality time with good friends, exploring and cragging around base camp, and countless days of superb alpine climbing in wild, magical landscapes.

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