Two Headed Boy wrote:rob - I will give you one example. David Sharp was passed by nearly 40 people before he died. not just 40 people coming down but also going on to the summit. Instead of helping David and abandoning there summit bid they abandoned a human life and went on. I think that if you have that little value for human life you have no buisness being on a mountain like that. At any rate I wouldn't climb with anyone who thinks successful summit bids are more important than anything else.
I understand. I guess that when I hear 40 people "passed by", I assume that they weren't 40 mean, nasty, selfish people. I mean, come on. There had to be one good soul? Actually, knowing the mountaineering community, I suspect that there were 40 good souls. And, all came to the same conclusion, what ever that conclusion was.
I just assume that everyone has "good" in them. Especially in this community.
I wouldn't climb with anybody who didn't have their priorities in order either... Personally, I don't know anybody in the mountaineering community that I wouldn't climb with.