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WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

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Re: WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby rpb13 » Mon May 21, 2012 6:20 pm

My non-climbing friends always ask if Everest is my ultimate goal and are always surprised when I answer that I have no desire to ever try it. This is exactly why.

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Postby livetothemax96 » Mon May 21, 2012 6:29 pm

rpb13 wrote:My non-climbing friends always ask if Everest is my ultimate goal and are always surprised when I answer that I have no desire to ever try it.


+1

I run into this far too often.
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Postby Winter8000m » Mon May 21, 2012 6:30 pm

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Postby bearcat » Mon May 21, 2012 6:38 pm

Kiefer wrote:Anyone remember Chilkoot Pass during the Klondike Gold Rush?

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


I just recently watched Chaplin's Gold Rush and that Everest pic made me think of the same thing.
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Re: WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby wegerje » Mon May 21, 2012 6:47 pm

Conga line. Congo is the country name.

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Postby cwm191 » Mon May 21, 2012 6:58 pm

wegerje wrote:Conga line. Congo is the country name.


Are you sure? I thought it was book by Michael Crichton and a movie with Tim Curry
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Re: WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby kushrocks » Mon May 21, 2012 7:06 pm

Yea the crowds are insane but what really gets me is there are "People who have never climbed before" attempting Mt. Everest as there first climb.
Too many idiots with too much money trying to buy there way to the top of the world. This shouldn't be compared to the 96 disaster. That year people got caught in a really bad storm but this year people are climbing in normal summit conditions and the reason people are dying is because there are too many people with too little inexperience. So sad. What a disgrace to such an amazing mountain.
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Re: WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby milan » Mon May 21, 2012 10:14 pm

Disgusting, I love the 13ers solitude and would not change it for that mess...

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Re: WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby Matt Lemke » Mon May 21, 2012 10:34 pm

Love your rant Noah...People always ask me the same thing and I end up wasting 20 minutes explaining to them why Everest is a ruined mountain. I also think this is disgusting.

Someday I will go to the Himalayas but there are only a few peaks I'd really like to pursue (some lower more obscure ones). Honestly, I can find far more big mountains to do in the western hemisphere even if I had five lifetimes. The majority of my mountaineering goals lie in north and south america and I have no problem with that.
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Re: WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby Jesse M » Mon May 21, 2012 10:47 pm

I for one still dream about climbing Everest. I know it is easy to insult these people who climb it and fork out the 50,000$ plus, but I would go tomorrow at the drop of a hat. Put me in that conga line anyday. I have been putting 25$ away every month into a mutual fund since my 16th birthday to climb this mountain. It has become more than just a mountain to me; it is a life long goal that has helped mold the choices I make. Who knows, maybe by the time I have the funds and skill, my time to climb the mountain will have passed, but I can't see why y'all feel the need to bash these folks who are living their dream. Who cares if it is their 'first' mountain!! The guides who take their money and the climber are the ones taking the risk, physical and financial and maybe even mental.

Everest is more than just a mountain, at least to me it is.

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Re: WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby winmag4582001 » Tue May 22, 2012 2:52 am

Anyone remember when you could hike to St. Marys Glacier without stepping in dog poop? I remember when Frozen Dead Guy Days was cool. Boy did that turn cheesy quickly! How about the first time you saw that camcorder video of Jeremy Jones getting chased by fifty tons of snow down a mountain? There use to be a time where in order to be taken seriously as a "guide", you must have done something outside. Now all it takes is a college degree and a AMGA certificate.
As with anything cool, it will be commercialized and fed to the masses. Everest is one of many examples. In my opinion the cool factor has been greatly deminished, but given the time, I'd try and climb it. I will continue to hike no matter how many people are doing it. I personally enjoy it.
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Re: WTF?!? More fun banter about Everest

Postby tornado » Tue May 22, 2012 3:25 am

It's a good thing that Everest isn't in Oklahoma. This is the May convergence seen commonly in chasing storms now. The photo in the article reminded me of this...

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