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Spirits..or hallucination? by Helen on 19 June 2004 4:07pm
 
http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/jun/16/yehey/opinion/20040616opi7.html

Interesting article about "spirits" on Everest...

or is it oxygen deprivation or exhaustion...?
 
Re: Spirits..or hallucination? by Helen on 19 June 2004 4:24pm
 
...or if you are Godfather, it could be a Bhang Lassi..



:)
 
Re: Spirits..or hallucination? by Louise on 19 June 2004 6:14pm
 
Interesting article Mrs Wingtips. Can`t believe that guy`s record ascent - amazing!
 
Re: Spirits..or hallucination? by Godfather on 20 June 2004 12:15am
 

>>>...or if you are Godfather, it could be a Bhang Lassi..

LOL

 
Re: Spirits..or hallucination? by Godfather on 20 June 2004 12:18am
 
Seriously though, altitude does play tricks on your mind. Things can get pretty surreal at high altitude. I remember in Bolivia,me and a few others went to a peak just outside La Paz. We had been at the high altitude of La Paz for ages. But we still went up this little trek far too quickly really. It's about 5,400 metres, and you forget how high you are. Your mind starts fizzing and things get very surreal even when you take the smallest steps. Being Nepalese,this guy is also going to have some preconceptions which colour his outlook of things. Anything is possible, but i'd put this down to psychological concepts surfacing.
 



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