Ed Viesturs NY Times Op-Ed

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Ed Viesturs NY Times Op-Ed

Postby Fisching » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:59 pm

Not to let the 14ers.com annual "Everest Hate Week®" end quite yet (we gotta rival "Shark Week," yo), Ed Viesturs wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times about a proposal by the Expedition Operators Association to tackle the annual Congo line and bottleneck on Everest:

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Re: Ed Viesturs NY Times Op-Ed

Postby John Landers » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:23 pm

I tend to agree with Ed. A ladder won't really solve the problem of the bottleneck and long waits to get up and down the step. There are to many wannabe's trying to buy their way to a summit for which they lack the experience to climb on their own and to make up for their shortcomings in life.

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