About Getting High On Altitude

About

Hi, I am Chris Comair. Here you will find the documentations of my climbs, some big, and some small.  I find that gathering route and condition information is not particularly useful or well suited for the internet, so rather than focusing on the technical climbing aspects of my endeavors, I’ve focused on documenting the experiences themselves.

Most of the posts here are written very soon after they actually take place – usually during downtime in tents or mountain huts.  I try to keep my edits done at home to a minimum, mostly to correct the babbling, or lack thereof, induced by high altitude and exhaustion.  Any of my posts written completely after the fact have been noted accordingly.

While documenting these stories, I try to be as respectful as possible to the people who partook in them, while also staying as true to the situations as possible.  Climbing, especially in expeditionary settings, tends to reveal more characteristics than what we voluntarily expose on a normal basis. Because of this, names of most people have been changed, barring my very good friends and professional guides.

If you would like to get in touch with me, feel free to contact me here.

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Ecuador 2021, Escaping the Pandemic

Just like most people in the world, the Pandemic had been weighing on us. We had gotten a lot of climbing in this past year, but our international plans had all been canceled. And with Jessica’s green card application in the USA moving forward, we knew there would be a long period ahead where travel on her end would be 100% restricted. The weather in the PNW had been particularly bad this winter, and it only looked like it was getting worse. After a number of failed climbing attempts due to conditions, we made the call to go south for a bit. […]

Cordillera Blanca 2019, Redemption

Coming back to the Cordillera Blanca for the 3rd year in a row, this time with Jessica. We very quickly scrapped our original plan we made back home when arriving. With our limited number of days and being close to the end of the season, we decided to be conservative than originally expected and tick off a few of our to-do’s. […]

Mt. Hood, A Love Story (2019 Season Recap)

I met Jessica this last summer in the Cordillera Blanca. Our relationship kindled quickly, and a few months later she moved here to Seattle from Montreal. As they would say- the rest was history. I guess we could say that this would be the start of our climbing history. I […]

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