WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

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WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby davebks » Mon May 21, 2012 4:01 pm

Did you all read this?!???? Take some time to check it out.
Insanity.
As my friend said, "what would happen if a skydiving instructor let you dive without proper instruction or guidance, that's what is happening here."
http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/climbing/mountaineering/everest-2012/Five-Confirmed-Dead-in-Two-Days-on-Everest-and-Lhotse.html

This is crazy. People climbing who have NEVER climbed before?!? Everest was supposed to be a test of your skill, not a place to learn. This is an affront to everything that is climbing and guiding. In short, it's a joke. A mean joke where people die.
that's my 2 cents.
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Postby Jim Davies » Mon May 21, 2012 4:10 pm

Sounds like a normal year to me. This is pretty amazing, though:
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Postby FireOnTheMountain » Mon May 21, 2012 4:12 pm

What pisses me off the most is all the litter...and I'm not joking.
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Postby cwm191 » Mon May 21, 2012 4:15 pm

And we complain about the congo lines on 14ers...that picture is amazing, dumbfounding, and disheartening all at the same time.
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Re: WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby wildlobo71 » Mon May 21, 2012 4:19 pm

For $65,000 - they will accept your skill level as "expert" by default. Chances are better than not if someone is not going to walk away, it will be you.
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Postby rhinos00 » Mon May 21, 2012 4:19 pm

cwm191 wrote:And we complain about the congo lines on 14ers...that picture is amazing, dumbfounding, and disheartening all at the same time.


Couldn't of said it better myself.
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Postby Kiefer » Mon May 21, 2012 4:30 pm

rhinos00 wrote:
cwm191 wrote:And we complain about the congo lines on 14ers...that picture is amazing, dumbfounding, and disheartening all at the same time.


Couldn't of said it better myself.


Yep. +2
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Postby caverdude » Mon May 21, 2012 4:46 pm

That line of "climbers" is nuts! Not for me even if I had $65,000.
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Postby Jim Davies » Mon May 21, 2012 4:50 pm

I found some interesting statistics here. According to them, 2% of those attempting the climb die (about 200 out of 10000 as of 2006). So, if 300 people made the attempt this week, 5 fatalities is right about average, if not slightly lower.
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Postby Winter8000m » Mon May 21, 2012 5:23 pm

Excuse me while I go throw up.... :-& :-&

What's displayed in this photograph should be illegal
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Re: WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby Furthermore » Mon May 21, 2012 5:48 pm

Come on, no one likes climbing with their 100 closest friends?

I'll stick to my 13ers. Thank you.
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Postby Kiefer » Mon May 21, 2012 5:54 pm

Anyone remember Chilkoot Pass during the Klondike Gold Rush?

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Actually, scratch that. I don't think ANYONE left remembers... #-o

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