On Mar 20, 2012, at 1:03 PM, Jesse Keating wrote:
I hate analogies, but no, the first step is working out in a gym to
make sure you're in fit enough shape to go up the mountain.
As a distractor from long, heated threads, and mountain person - gym bunnies get to
altitude and implode routinely. If you want to be in shape for mountains, climb lots of
stairs. I guess gyms have stair masters. Even dinky hills around here in Aspen get the
heart to 90% MHR easily. So you need to work at getting to and maintaining high heart
rates. Advance acclimation helps also.
But this *requirements* thread is about acclimation, planning and anticipating the
challenges of the climb. Serious climbs may involve days or months of this. So if the
analogy holds, a lot of advance work has to be done before ARM actually is promoted to
primary. This isn't the go, no-go meeting, or gear-up time. This is the shopping
Now the ultra ridiculous: How about secondary architecture requirements demoted as-is to
tertiary. And create substantially more aggressive requirements for secondary architecture
(in which ARM would be placed), yet are not identical requirements to primary architecture