Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Altitude Training at 13,796 feet
Okay, so we drove to the top of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's big island, so we didn't get any exercise. I do recommend a four-wheel-drive with low range gearing, the road is very steep washboarded gravel. Nice views from up here on a clear morning, although the east side of the island was clouded over.
The guidebooks like to make a big deal about how this is the tallest mountain in the world, if you measure it starting at the ocean floor. Okay, but not many climbers start there...