In February 2010, I snowboarded into a tree. After five reconstructive surgeries to salvage my ankle, I decided to get a below-knee amputation. Will I ride again? Absolutely.
The Ruby Mtn. Heli-Experience
Seeing as Mt. Everest is only a little over 29,000 feet. I hope they don't take you to 39,000 and then push you out the 'copter. Talk about the first being a long one.Good luck with that.
Don't need to watch the video. The stretcher carrier on the side on the chopper is enough for me. Dad
Did you guys see CNN last night? There's a new mountain in Nevada that's 39,000 feet now.No, I'm just kidding! This was from the website, "And a vertical lift guarantee of 39,000 feet." I assumed it meant the helicopter would climb to 39,000 feet and drop me off, allowing me to do a sweet 15,000 foot drop.
Dad, that's for your snowboard, not for dead people.
so what's the appeal of helicopter boarding over regular boarding? pristine snow? no crowds? steeper grades? all of the above?
All of the above. The appeal is back country skiing. Like you said, no people, no trees, and tons and tons of powder.The problem is avalanches. That's why you always go with a guide.Also, I may or may not have learned that helicopters cannot reach 39,000 feet, so I don't know what that website is saying. It might have moved down my list.
The 39K feet is simply guaranteed vertical lift during your stay. Takes a few trips up on the helicopter to meet that, typically.
Jenny, thanks for the clarification! It sounds like you've been there before? Any thoughts on your experience? Or do you work there? I'm entertaining potential places and would love to hear more.