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Its the 60th anniversary of Hilary's ascent

pinnopinno Posts: 45,320
edited May 2013 in The bottom bracket
...and some 80 year old Japanese bloke who has had 4 heart ops has climbed it !!

Its true

...and the plonkers are going to put a ladder, yes - a ladder up the steepest face.

You thought I woz joking

Lets not foget Ten-sing - he carried all of Edmonds stuff.
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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    May as well put a stair lift up it - still reckon it needs a cafe at the top.
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  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 3,976
    May as well put a stair lift up it - still reckon it needs a cafe at the top.
    This.

    No way I'm going all that way unless I can have a beer and a slice of pizza whilst I take in the view. They should also build some sort of dome up there to sort out the problem with the thin air I've been reading about - makes pouring a beer an absolute nightmare.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,320
    May as well put a stair lift up it - still reckon it needs a cafe at the top.

    No point unless it is iced tea - water doesn't boil at that altitude.
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  • Welsh boyWelsh boy Posts: 38
    [/quote]water doesn't boil at that altitude.[/quote]
    It does, but it doesn't boil at a very high temperature. Boiling is a condition, not a temperature. A liquid boils when the molecules entering and leaving the liquid are in a state of dynamic equilibrium. Low atmospheric pressure (eg high altitude) means that the molecules can leave the liquid easier which means you have to put less energy (heat) into the liquid for it to boil. High pressure (eg pressure cooker or car cooling system) means that the molecules are held back into the liquid so the water can achieve a higher temperature before they boil off. Sorry to be a pedant but it comes naturally to me :)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,320
    Welsh boy wrote:
    It does, but it doesn't boil at a very high temperature. Boiling is a condition, not a temperature. A liquid boils when the molecules entering and leaving the liquid are in a state of dynamic equilibrium. Low atmospheric pressure (eg high altitude) means that the molecules can leave the liquid easier which means you have to put less energy (heat) into the liquid for it to boil. High pressure (eg pressure cooker or car cooling system) means that the molecules are held back into the liquid so the water can achieve a higher temperature before they boil off. Sorry to be a pedant but it comes naturally to me :)

    Now listen newbie - don't get all funny on me with all yer molecules this and molecules that conditioned dynamic atmospheric equilibrium mallarchy. Unless you are going to run the bleedin cafe yourself, DO NOT POST THIS CLEVER SORT OF STUFF IN BB> you have to post utter bollox in here or they will have you for breakfast.
    Okay?

    :D
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  • CrunchyToesCrunchyToes Posts: 2
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,141
    Brian Blessed decent was probably the most impressive

    DIVE!

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,320
    seanoconn wrote:
    Brian Blessed decent was probably the most impressive

    DIVE!

    Who rattled your cage? ba****ds, ba****ds,ba****ds...
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,320
    seanoconn wrote:
    Brian Blessed decent was probably the most impressive

    Might have guessed you'd come crawling out fom under your rock at this time of night.
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,141
    seanoconn wrote:
    Brian Blessed decent was probably the most impressive

    Might have guessed you'd come crawling out fom under your rock at this time of night.
    Impressive quoting pinhead :roll:

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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    I had pasta today that had to be placed in 'softly boiling water' - question - could I have my pasta on top of everest - hope so, i'm hungry :D
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903
    Not the anniversary of when Mrs Clinton first climbed aboard Bill then? :roll:
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    Why celebrate his ascent - surely the hardest bit is getting down - have you ever tried walking down icy steps in the winter - lethal. :lol:
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903
    Why celebrate his ascent - surely the hardest bit is getting down - have you ever tried walking down icy steps in the winter - lethal. :lol:

    Oh for the days when we all had coal fires and used to sprinkle the ashes on the ice on the back yard.
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