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What is the highest you have ever been?

Asked by flutherother (30684points) August 18th, 2010

I was thinking of plain old altitude but you could take it to mean overdosing on illegal substances if you like.

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wilhel1812's avatar

3 883 m (12 740 ft) on “Klein Matterhorn” on a vacation to Zermatt, Switzerland.

ucme's avatar

Six feet one.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

About 5’7.5”higher with heels;)

Coloma's avatar

Somewhere in Colorado a couple years ago, the elevation was around 10,000–11,000 something.

I can’t remember the name but this mountain was amazing, a 360 degree panoramic view.

wilhel1812's avatar

All these US measurement units make me dizzy

flutherother's avatar

My highest would be around 8,000 feet when skiing in the Alps, unless you count flying when I reached 50,000 feet.

Coloma's avatar

I live at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains. I can get to 7000 feet in less than an hour.

Not walking…driving. lol

deni's avatar

Rocky Mountain National Park is really close to where I live, so in about 45 minutes I can be at over 12,000 feet. On a paved road! So sosososososo pretty.

JilltheTooth's avatar

C’mon, guys, has nobody flown? At least 37,000 ft for me.

Coloma's avatar


Okay…true, flying would be the highest I have ever been…hmmm..flew 13 hours to Taiwan last March but don’t remember the elevation announcements.

All I know is the Pacific is one huge ocean and my plane didn’t fall into it over 6000 miles. Whew!~ lol

Frenchfry's avatar

I am with Jillthe tooth on this one. 37,000 ft.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I just had to put that in cuz I’ve never been mountaineering or really into drugs either. But, hey, couldn’t let a chance for a quip to go by!

Aethelwine's avatar

@JilltheTooth oh snap! good one :D

About 12,000 ft. in Colorado.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@jonsblond : Love the avatar! Still get the willies from that one…;-)

Aethelwine's avatar

@JilltheTooth thank you! My husband (Blondesjon) and I match our avatars. Not many people are getting the connection with the two we have right now. We like to keep you all guessing. ;)

JilltheTooth's avatar

@jonsblond : Just looked at his, not seeing the connection. Damn. I’m not as clever as I thought!

woodcutter's avatar

summit, Mt. Washington, then there was that time in Baumholder.

SundayKittens's avatar

I love everything about this question. I hope someone’s answer involves both options.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

When I announced to my friends and family I was engaged.

Coloma's avatar


I completley forgot!

I took my daughter on a hot air balloon ride for her 21st B-Day the year before last.

Talk about a HIGH!

I have never had so much fun in my life!

Champagne at sunrise, ( and plenty of it ) and cruising waaay up in the sky , a double high!

We were up for over an hour, I never wanted that balloon to come down.

Varying heights from a few hundred feet up to about 1200–2000

Amazing, exhilarating and scary all at once.

Once the champagne worked it’s magic I felt much more ‘grounded.’ haha

Racing balloonists often cruise at 10 thousand feet!

Mamradpivo's avatar

Mt. Elbert: 14,433 feet.

There was also a four-day weekend in Amsterdam to see String Cheese Incident. This one may be a tie.

perspicacious's avatar

International flights
All over the Alps (the Zugspitze stands out in my mind)

Cruiser's avatar

Pikes Peak at 14,115. But every time I hear my kids say “thanks Dad you are the best” I am flying higher than high!!

downtide's avatar

Forty-something-thousand feet, on a transatlantic flight.

Highest I’ve been with my feet still on the ground was at a particular party while I was in university…

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