Adventure Chat #8 - Mountain Adventures

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When I began participating in Twitter chats I loved the amount of interacting and great information I was seeing. I also noticed that most chats were about travel. While I love traveling, I am more of an adventure junkie and enjoy local activities like camping and hiking and the occasional road trip. So, I started my own Twitter chat called #adventurechat on Monday's at 10 am pst. It's a fun and informative way for me to learn from everyone else's adventures. I've had more than one person ask me for a blog transcript so here we go. I've taken out all retweets and responses that are confusing as well as putting all Q and A's in order. While the pictures were beautiful I do not have the right to include them here but they are all a part of the full transcript on Travelogx.com. For the eighth chat, my guest co-host was @thegreat40eight talking about mountain adventures. Here are the questions and transcripts from that chat.

QUESTIONS:

1. What was your first mountain summit? (Hike or Climb) Photos?

2. Highest peak you've hiked or climbed?

3. What was your favorite climb? Why? Share a pic!

4. Favorite US mountain range to explore?

5. Mountain outside the US you'd most like to climb?

6. Most strenuous/dangerous climb/hike?

7. Favorite piece of gear for climbing/hiking?

8. Funniest or Scariest story while climbing/hiking? Photos?

9. Coolest wildlife sighting while climbing/hiking? 

10. Favorite climbing/hiking companion?

•  @thegreat40eight Hello everyone! Who's ready for #adventurechat :-).

• @monicagoesshow Hey all, having a Disneyland adventure today and will miss #adventurechat but welcome today’s host @thegreat40eight can’t wait to catch up!

• @mcnuttsc  #AdventureChat Good morning!

• @kitastrophieyu Popping in for #adventurechat while on hold on the phone :)

• @vagabondslog Hello everyone at #adventurechat! Glad, I could make it. Joining from Berlin again after returning from excavation couple of days ago.

• @ADK_Nomad_Camp ADK Nomad Camp checking in- with pic of Vintage Button Pin #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/PoTo3Ojan9

• @RadreiseNerd Hello, I try to join in. #adventurechat

• @thegreat40eight In 50 days my sister and I are attempting to break the speed record for highpointing the U.S. #adventurechat

• @NatureTourYukon Can't wait for this week's #adventurechat!

• @NavigatioOnline Joining from Alberta, Canada. #adventurechat

• @thegreat40eight Q1 today: what was your first mountain summit? Photo? #adventurechat

• @ADK_Nomad_Camp As a tot likely Mt Monadnock NH but that was BC or before cameras #adventurechat

• @trailtopeak A1: My first summit was Mt. Baldy at 10,064 ft. I've since been back 20-30 times #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/g6hXOO7MhM

• @danielhuman A1 My 1st mountain summit was Debar Mountain in the Adirondacks with my parents when I was about 10 #adventurechat

• @theurbanenomad A1: A long time ago in China #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/U2hDlfttFG

• @NavigatioOnline A1: First summit was Birobong, Chiaksan National Park in SouthKorea. Modest peak/difficult scramble. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/RjTHgIHO6m

• @RadreiseNerd A1: Mont Chaberton, over 3100m, the highest motorized reachable point in the Alps, by bike: tiring. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/Kf5LdSqwWf

• @vagabondslog A1: In particular those at the doorstep, German uplands - some great rock climbing. ;-) pic.twitter.com/MwKKSgkeAE

• @BRBearBait A1: my first solo mountain summit was Greybeard Mountain in NC #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/iytn4qfuwh

• @NatureTourYukon A1: The Watzmann in Germany ( 2,713 m), where my parents took me as a child. Now I prefer the mountains in the Yukon #adventurechat

• @vagabondslog A1: But really like to recall our Watzmann crossing (Bavarian Alps) - failed 2 of 3 summits though. pic.twitter.com/8IIOAsSEek

• @Jessisawanderer A1: my first mountain summit was probably standing on top of the workd in the Sa Pa range of Vietnam #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/Ode5KGqYIb

• @thegreat40eight Q2: What is the highest mountain you've climbed or hiked? #adventurechat

• @BRBearBait A2: I haven't made it out of North Carolina yet, but the highest peak so far is Mount Mitchell! #adventurechat

• @trailtopeak A2: My highest climb in the US was Mt. Whitney at 14,505ft #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/T7aZt1eLeV

• @momfari Q2 Highest mountain u climbed/hiked? A2 #MtEvans elev. 14,265 ft. That's my friend Pat w/our husky. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/w095Tv76Y7

• @trailtopeak A2: My highest international climb was a pass above 17,000ft in the Andes of Peru #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/NgFG6Jfnjo

• @danielhuman A2 #adventurechat Though it has been a few years, the highest I've climbed was Pikes Peak (14,114') in Colorado.

• @Unanchor A2: I think the highest I've hiked is Ha Ling Peak in Canmore, Alberta. The Canadian Rockies are gorgeous! @thegreat40eight #adventurechat

• @RadreiseNerd Great. We´ve climbed the Häntzschelstiege years ago there. #adventurechat

• @NavigatioOnline A2: Via Ferrata up Mount Norquay in Alberta. 2133 metres. Not very high but a lot of fun. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/2o0FI0Q4P4

• @TETONsports We'd love to join, we even have a team called #MountainAdventurers. We're headed out today for adventures. #AdventureChat

• @Travelingwellfl A2: Does climbing over my teenagers' mountain of dirty clothes count? #adventurechat

• @Jessisawanderer A2: I did the Inca Trail. Dead Woman's Pass was high and made me feel like a dead woman! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/HUN5ZbRn05

• @thegreat40eight Q3: What is your favorite mountain to climb? #adventurechat

• @thegreat40eight My favorite climb is half dome. Did it cables down last week and had the summit to myself. #yosemite #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/mOBYuPISl5

• @BRBearBait A3: Black Balsam Knob along the Art Loeb Trail. I have a lot of memories there #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/LpiXlQ0p8d

• @trailtopeak A3: My favorite climb is Half Dome, I love the cables #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/l7MaAW7sBM

• @RadreiseNerd A3: Mindelheimer Klettersteig in Alps: 9! hours of via ferrata with great view. #adventurechat

• @vagabondslog A3: Cresting Ben Nevis in winter was a lot of: http://t.co/rXEpMkGi6l! Total whiteout anyone? ;-) pic.twitter.com/vnN7S8DZfD

• @NatureTourYukon A3: I love hiking in the Kluane National Park in Fall. So beautiful! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/RLN92vAooZ

• @BGJensen A3: I'd like to do Half Dome again someday but as a multi-day hike in #Yosemite. #adventurechat #hiking #travel halfthefunadventure.com/hiking/califor…

• @Jessisawanderer A3: I love mountain hikes in Wales. So beautiful! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/QFubiY99T5

• @thegreat40eight Q4: Favorite mountain range to explore? #adventurechat

• @thegreat40eight A4: My favorite range is definitely the Sierra Nevadas. I love Colorado but the high sierras amaze me #adventurechat

• @trailtopeak A4: It's not the most beautiful, but I love my home range, The San Gabriels #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/6wsDGngVWW

• @ADK_Nomad_Camp A4 High Peaks Adirondacks- Park size of Vermont at 6.1 million acres of wilderness #adventurechat

• @BRBearBait A4: I may be a little biased but I love the Blue Ridge Mountains #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/wk948oDClu

• @caliparksorg A.4 Hard to pick. The Cdn Rockies is a fav and Sierra Nevada #adventurechat

• @NavigatioOnline A4: I'm partial to Canadian Rockies now. Great scrambles,hikes,backpacking,alpining, rockclimbing.Not too crowded,good roads. #adventurechat

• @momfari Q4 Fave mtn range 2 explore? A4 Lucky 2 have #RockyMountains as my playground. Here at #MaroonBells. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/9JIcErfOMP

• @RadreiseNerd A4: Our favorite are the Alps. A lot of trips, Via Ferratas and summits, but very overflow. #adventurechat

• @danielhuman A4 #AdventureChat Though I love the Adirondack High Peaks region, I am partial to the Dix Range. pic.twitter.com/MthJbgsCX5

• @Jessisawanderer A4: the Alps offers so much for the explorer within us! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/6H6yOuXMpW

• @thegreat40eight Q5: what mountain would most like to travel abroad to climb? #adventurechat

• @thegreat40eight A5: I REALLY want to climb Kilimanjaro! #adventurechat

• @momfari Q5 What mountain would most like 2 travel abroad 2 climb? A5 I dream of #Patagonia in the #Andes. #adventurechat

• @caliparksorg This would be my A.5 The Alps! #Adventurechat

• @trailtopeak A5: I would love to return to the Alps for Aiguille Du Midi and Mont Blanc #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/wrLJzsv8p8

• @ADK_Nomad_Camp A5 Jotunheim Mts (any would do) & high huts of Norway #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/VuCar8mVrU

• @NavigatioOnline A5: Really interested in Ecuador Andes. Would like to do some lower alt scrambles before going for Cotopaxi. #adventurechat

• @BGJensen A5: Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. It's not cheap, but I bet it would be worth the money. #adventurechat #adventure

• @BRBearBait A5: Kilimanjaro. I've been dreaming of summiting that mountain since I was 12 #adventurechat

• @thegreat40eight the Alps and Andes would be so much fun. So many great mountains, so little time (and money :-) #adventurechat

• @vagabondslog A5: Since I first saw Snæfellsjökull in Iceland it was on my list. :-D pic.twitter.com/lQXVQ1c0qz

• @Jessisawanderer A5: Kilimanjaro has a very special place on my bucket list. One day I'll climb it! #adventurechat

• @thegreat40eight Q6: Favorite piece of gear? What would NOT hike or climb without? #adventurechat

• @momfari Q6 Favorite piece of gear? What would NOT hike/climb without? A6 Our @Deuterpacks & @CamelBak. #adventurechat

• @vagabondslog A6: Once again. It's the hat. Just can't leave without! ;-) pic.twitter.com/LUm1aEu2wH

• @NatureTourYukon A6: I would never go out there without my favorite boots! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/C0Hp36bv0F

• @thegreat40eight A6: I have a pair of Merrill hiking shoes that I use from alpine to dirt. Love them and always bring them #adventurechat

• @BRBearBait A6: My favorite piece of gear is my @OspreyPacks Ariel pack it fits me perfectly #adventurechat

• @trailtopeak A6: I have an unhealthy obsession with hiking shoes! #adventurechat

• @NavigatioOnline A6: Tough choice, but good backpacking or mountaineering boots. Warm jacket, breathable layers essential. #adventurechat

• @RadreiseNerd A6: A small bottle of Ouzo. It´s good against frayed nerves and it´s like the victory cigar when you reached the summit. #adventurechat

• @thegreat40eight Q7: (I want to get to this one before we run out of time) What is your favorite wildlife sighting while hiking/climbing? #adventurechat

• @vagabondslog #adventurechat A7: A huge (seriously, huge!) capricorn in the Alps. Just staying there, blocking the path, staring.

• @trailtopeak A7: I always find myself in awe of the bighorn sheep and the environments they live in #adventurechat

• @caliparksorg A7. Favorits so far: The biggest MOOSE I have ever seen in my life #couldwalkunderit #adventurechat

• @Jessisawanderer Thought I was going to miss today's #adventurechat but managed to finish work just in time! Phew!

• @BGJensen A7: I get overly excited every time I see a #rattlesnake. #adventurechat #wildlife

• @NatureTourYukon A7: Bears, and always bears #adventurechat #NatureToursYukon pic.twitter.com/VG1MVnFQBw

• @BRBearBait A7: Birds of prey! Especially the peregrine falcon #adventurechat

• @Jessisawanderer A7: I love watching the birds. So free! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/o6eidD69R0

• @thegreat40eight #adventurechat this mule deer was just hanging out in Zion national Park pic.twitter.com/Tb6QCvbiHG

• @momfari Q7 Fave wildlife sighting? A7 Away from home, bear w/cub in @GrandTetonNPS. Home, moose in RMNP. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/dSw5cN6D7b

• @NavigatioOnline A7: Black bears in Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada. Huge creatures. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/dld0MyVWFF

• @ADK_Nomad_Camp A7 Gray Jay at treeline Crawford path White mt NH #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/QZ4L2Sj3mt

• @vagabondslog #adventurechat A7: There were these whales emerging next to our kayaks at Greenland's coast ... #kayakingishikingtoo pic.twitter.com/N7DngugEoH

• @vagabondslog Great fun over there at #adventurechat. Thanks a lot everyone. I really dug the bears! Got to move on to next round. Hope to see you soon!

• @thegreat40eight thanks everyone! Please follow my Great adventure to break the US high pointing world record starting in 50 days! #adventurechat