Many-many years ago (196x) my brother and wife and I and my wife, were driving up the Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia. The road goes up to 4.800 meters, close to 16.000 ft. Driving a Mercedes 220 - not doing well, but made it.
Our actions at that altitude: My brother, a peaceful kind of guy, madly arguing with us. My sister in law, a expert photographer, reloaded a already exposed film into her Rolleiflex. My wife getting crying attacks. Me, trying to restart the car with a lot of throttle and clutch, repeatedly trying to start with the gear in neutral. If you have to make decisions, it's a dangerous place.
OTOH I crossed many times with my R90S the highest point of the Venezuelan Andes main road, Pico del Aguila, at 13.500 ft, without any problem.
Paul Mihalka screwed with this post 04-06-2011 at 04:11 AM