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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby mike_kadow » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:20 am

tlongpine wrote:feet, meters, no big difference. ;)

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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby cheeseburglar » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:26 pm

They must be filming another reality show up there.
Is this the Americans fault for needing a fixed rope, or is it the real climbers fault for being on the standard route?
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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby jomagam » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:38 pm

cheeseburglar wrote:They must be filming another reality show up there.
Is this the Americans fault for needing a fixed rope, or is it the real climbers fault for being on the standard route?



... or the sherpas' fault ?

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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby Jesse M » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:01 pm

"Wool Stick" would make a great 14ers handle. :mrgreen:

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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby DeTour » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:03 pm

Serious situation, but you have to appreciate some of the commentary:

Lee Cujes Knowing climbers, I bet it's not the first time guys have been stoned on Everest
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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby Tortoise1 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:28 pm

150 would be a formidable opponent, even if it was leprechauns or munchkins.

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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby Alpineair » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:36 am

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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:55 am

By first causing the Sherpas to go on strike, and then doing their job for them by fixing some of the lines, Steck was both embarrassing them and probably costing them money. I'm not surprised they were so angry at him. You don't mess with a man's livelihood.
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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby kushrocks » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:22 am

Can you imagine even trying to fight at 24,500ft? The article makes it sounds like the Sherpa's were at fault. . . . but then again don't all articles blame the Sherpas?
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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby screeman57 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:52 am

"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was." -Dag Hammarskjold

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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby kushrocks » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:27 am

screeman57 wrote:One man's perspective:

http://www.explorersweb.com/kellogg7


Wow :wft: :wft: :wft:

You always hear about the Sherpa being the humblest and nicest people. It sounds like a few bad ones could have tarnished the name "Sherpa" on Everest for a while. It seems like each year Everest becomes more and more of a $h!t show. So sad :(
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Re: Fisticuffs at 7,000ft (Everest)

Postby jomagam » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:44 am

Jim Davies wrote:By first causing the Sherpas to go on strike, and then doing their job for them by fixing some of the lines, Steck was both embarrassing them and probably costing them money. I'm not surprised they were so angry at him. You don't mess with a man's livelihood.


You cannot seriously condone lynching somebody over the Sherpas' alleged grievances. And imagine how many of them would lose their jobs if the Sherpas' image would go from nice and humble to an angry mob, causing way fewer tourists to pay to get dragged up Everest.

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