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Old 07-10-2016, 07:51 AM   #101
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Did you guys acclimatise yourselves prior to the ascent? I was thinking of staying a night or two in Colorado Springs or even a bit higher - at 6,000 to 8,000, might even get to join the mile high club.

Oh, thats better, I misread your comment Willo, I though you said after aclimatising yourself prior,you were thinking it would take a night or two to reach an ascent then you might even get to join the Mile High Club..
I hope it all works out
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:33 PM   #102
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Did you guys acclimatise yourselves prior to the ascent? I was thinking of staying a night or two in Colorado Springs or even a bit higher - at 6,000 to 8,000, might even get to join the mile high club.
I may be wrong but as far as I know the only way of acclimating to altitude it to go to that altutude (or get in a hypobaric chamber and simulate that altitude).

We stayed in Colorado Springs the night prior. I wouldn't worry about trying to acclimating. Just drive to the top and if you feel queezy just drove a few miles back down the road and you'll feel fine again. there's really nothing at the top except a gift shop and the train/tram stop. there are spectacular views from various points on the road. when we were there the air was quite hazy so the photos from the summit were not as good as those we took lower down.
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