Mountain and Rock Climbing

The history of mountaineering and rock climbing from the first explorations of the Alps to the conquest of Everest, including the siege tactics used on the Big Faces and the Big Rock and Ice Climbs of America's National Parks. The successes, failures and tragedies of this dangerous but exciting sport/pursuit.

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Mountain and Rock Climbing

What do you do if you are falling off a cliff?

What You Would Do

Scream, pray, worry, or wince for the coming impact (which is almost inevitable).

What You Should Do

Look for a tree to grab, or a ledge that might interrupt your fall. If you think you might land in water, rather than on rock, angle your body to enter feet first. Otherwise, go limp and don't try to stop when you hit. This could cause more injuries. Always have another competent adult with you when you are in rocky surroundings, and ideally a way (such as a satellite phone) to immediately call for help. One or more of a climbing party should have professional first aid training.

What A Science Student Might Do

Calculate the velocity of the moment right before you hit the ground given that the distance of the cliff to the ground is x, the initial velocity is zero, and the acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/sec2.

On the lighter side

Always carry a small bunny with you, so it can blow on your face.

There are many stories of people who have been saved by a hare's breath.

You might want to see if you have any wings with you (chicken wings, buffalo wings, any kind of wings) and attach them to your back. This will likely not help.

If you're Dean Potter simply pull the cord on your base jumping pack and land safely on the ground.

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Mount Everest

How many Irish people have climbed Mount Everest?

3

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How old to belay in rock climbing?

Belaying is a very simple task if trained properly but the recommended age to belay is 10. But weight of climber must be considered as well because you dont want the child to be rocketed to the ceiling if a man falls while climbing.

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Extreme Sports

Jill is climbing where does she need high friction?

She need high friction on her hands and feet to grip on high friction equipment will help her

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What does matching mean in rock climbing?

putting both hands or feet on the same hold or feature

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Sir Edmund Hillary

Did Hilary use oxygen to climb Everest?

Yes

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How many people die from abseiling every year?

On average about twenty people in the UK die a year. The majority of these are people who do it for an averqage charity cause.

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What are the chances of climbing Mount Everest?

1 in 4 die

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Where can you buy a grappling hook?

There is a website called Knifecave, or you could check with a boating/marine supplies store.

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Is the citi mountain climbing commercial real?

Yes. It is a climb called "Ancient Art" on the Fisher Towers in Moab UT.

Not sure that I agree with the exception that the area is real and it is a great climb. The climbers climbing in the commercial is suspect. Note the clothes are clean. Pure white at the end of the climb. Given the windy, dusty and dirty nature of climbs in this area, who has witnessed any climber being "clean" at the end?

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Why do climbers carry their own oxygen tanks at high altitudes?

The reason why they some climbers carry their own oxygen tanks are because the air is denser the higher you go. When the air gets denser it gets harder to breathe.

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Has Mark Pfetzer successfully summited Everest?

No. He failed both attempts at 25,000 feet and 26,000 feet

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Mount Everest

Why is Mount Everest so tall?

The Indian tectonic plate has been in a violent collision with the Asian tectonic plate for millions of years which has forced giant chunks of land upward, hence the Himalayas and Mt. Everest, which is still growing taller.

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Who is the first filipina to climb mt Everest?

Janet Belarmino-Sardena.

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Where is the location of the citibank rock climbing commercial?

Moab, UT Fisher Towers. We shot from a helicopter!

Edit: More specifically, the formation they summit is Ancient Art on the route called Stolen Chimney. I climbed this a few years ago -- even cooler is, where the woman in the ad stands on the top of the tower is on a loose block that moves as you stand on it!

Edit: Adding the the fact that the top is loose, there are also no anchors from the last 20, or so, feet. This means if you fall, you fall about 40 feet! (20 ft. for the tower, 20 ft. the rope length from the climbing the tower). Just makes the fact she climbed and was standing on there ever more impressive.

Source: Having climbed it myself.

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Snowboarding
Extreme Skiing

What are some examples of extreme winter sports?

Snowboarding

Skiing

Aerials Skiing

Snow-kiting

Freestyle Snowboarding

Ski racing

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Commercials

What is the location of the citibank rock climbing commercial?

It's outside of Moab, UT in the Fisher Towers on a route called Ancient Art.

For more information please refer to the related link.

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Who was the first Indian women to climb Everest without oxygen?

Bachendri Pal

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Sir Edmund Hillary

When did Sir Edmund Hillary climb Mt. Everest?

Hillary reached the summit of Mt Everest on 29 May 1953 along with the Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay.

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Do you need to be fit to climb mt Everest?

extremely. the altitude alone would kill you if you didn't have good lungs and heart. add in the climbing and hiking and that why not everyone makes it to the top

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Skydiving

Where in India skydiving is done?

There are three places to skydive in India. There is the Parachuting Association of India in Pant Nagar, the Indian Parachuting Federation in New Delhi, and Indradahanush agni aero sports in Bangalore.

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Mount Everest

Indian women who climbed Mount Everest twice?

santosh yadav

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Marijuana

Does k2 summit have THC in it?

no. there is no THC in it. it is legal in many states. there is no drug test for it now, but there may be later, if it becomes illegal in many states.

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Mount Everest

Who was the first to climb Mount Everest without oxygen?

In 1978, Reinhold Messner reached the summit of Everest with Peter Habeler without using supplementary oxygen. This was the first time anyone had been that high without artificial breathing apparatus and Messner and Habeler proved what most doctors, specialists, and mountaineers thought impossible. It changed mountaineering forever. Messner repeated the feat, without Habeler, from the Tibetan side in 1980, during the monsoon season. This was Everest's first solo summit.
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler were the first to climb Mount Everest without any Artificial Oxygen on the 8th May 1978

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Sir Edmund Hillary

What are the chances of death climbing mt Everest?

The current answer since it was first scaled in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary is at about a whopping 9% or so. The death rate has dropped to less than half of that in recent years, But of about over 1900 attempts by 1300 people, about 179 have died. It does not seem like something a sane person would do, to climb a mountain "because its there", as the saying goes.

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