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(Daily Mail)   After a man goes blind trying to descend Mt. Everest, his fellow mountain climbers risk their lives making sure he made it back safely. Just kidding. The abandoned him and left him to die   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 370
    More: Sad, Mount Everest, mountaineers, highest mountain, blindness, coordination, cerebral hemorrhages, Montana  
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2010-06-01 08:31:39 PM
29,029ft of Everest

only 600ft into his descent

Sherpas spent 12 hours helping him carry on through the freezing conditions... having managed to descend only another 200ft


sorry dude. it was probably the most responsible choice.
 
2010-06-01 08:42:04 PM
There are plenty of mansicles on the slopes of Everest.

Leaving another one means not leaving a bunch more.
 
2010-06-01 08:56:37 PM
lets see....medical emergency on possibly one of the most inhospitable places on earth (above sea level).....leave him to die, or have everyone die while trying to rescue him........I know my choice. Especially if I was the blind guy.

/Leave me to die FFS. Save yourselves.
 
2010-06-01 09:30:23 PM
He bought his ticket, he knew what he was getting into. I say, let 'em crash.
 
2010-06-01 09:31:14 PM
What a loser. Descending blind from the Cornice Traverse is a piece of cake, even in awful weather conditions. I could do it all day and all night, all by myself. This guy was a total tool.

/I'm not a dismissive asshole; I just portray one on the Internet.
 
2010-06-01 09:42:17 PM
In the middle of reading Into Thin Air right now and this seems par for the intense conditions on the mountain (because if they didn't leave this guy they would have died themselves). The amount of pain and danger even the people who safely get to the top (and back!) are so intense that I couldn't imagine ever doing it.
 
2010-06-01 09:42:20 PM
img62.imageshack.us

Damn you, The. DAMN YOU!!!
 
2010-06-01 10:07:11 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Damn you, The. DAMN YOU!!!

So make it a fill in the blank. Everyone loves those. ;)

The _____ abandoned him and left him to die
 
2010-06-01 10:19:23 PM
This is a slippery slope.
 
2010-06-01 10:58:53 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Damn you, The. DAMN YOU!!!

How many times has The done us wrong? I mean...so many articles on Fark committed by this travesty of an entity.

Fu'ck you, The!
 
2010-06-01 11:00:18 PM
Bet he saw that coming.
 
2010-06-01 11:45:24 PM
What will the think of next?
 
2010-06-01 11:48:57 PM
First the ignores you, then the laughs at you, then the fights you, then you win.
 
2010-06-01 11:50:07 PM
How poor is the that has no patience?
 
2010-06-02 12:02:35 AM
The farks.
 
2010-06-02 12:03:07 AM
"I came here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of bubblegum."

-Rowdy Roddy Piper from John Carpenter's "The Live"
 
2010-06-02 12:05:04 AM
Indolent: So make it a fill in the blank. Everyone loves those. ;)

The _____ abandoned him and left him to die


i210.photobucket.com


jaylectricity: How many times has The done us wrong? I mean...so many articles on Fark committed by this travesty of an entity.

i210.photobucket.com
 
2010-06-02 12:05:16 AM
Hmm they mention moving him only 200 feet, but Mushroom Rock is just about 1,000 feet below the summit, so 600 plus 200 doesn't add up. Also, if he wasn't incapacitated, I'm wondering if it was just the cold that was the problem.
 
2010-06-02 12:16:04 AM
UNC_Samurai: This The is a slippery slope.

Fixed that for me.
 
2010-06-02 12:18:22 AM
Struck blind by the mighty Chomolangma...

What a fate.
 
2010-06-02 12:19:31 AM
YOU CAN NOT carry people down that slope. It has been in the press. It was on the show. It has been topic of all kinds of talks that included banning climbs to the peak. Climbers know this. THE END.
 
2010-06-02 12:19:37 AM
What a sad way to go. But his pic did remind me of something:

www.waagnfnp.com
 
2010-06-02 12:20:35 AM
WhyteRaven74: Hmm they mention moving him only 200 feet, but Mushroom Rock is just about 1,000 feet below the summit, so 600 plus 200 doesn't add up. Also, if he wasn't incapacitated, I'm wondering if it was just the cold that was the problem.

I'm thinking hypoxia, or the article mentioned a possible hemorrhage. I think that's what they meant by that bastardization of the word, anyway.

/Lick my taesticles you goofy spaelling Limeys
 
2010-06-02 12:20:46 AM
Indolent: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Damn you, The. DAMN YOU!!!

So make it a fill in the blank. Everyone loves those. ;)

The _____ abandoned him and left him to die


Mad Libs?

The Pneumatic Buttmirages abandoned him and left him to die
 
2010-06-02 12:21:26 AM
Sorry dude, you rolled the dice and you lost.
 
2010-06-02 12:21:39 AM
Given that they spend 12 hours trying to get him down it was hardly one of those 'bastards walk right by dying guy as they ascend everest' stories is it?
 
2010-06-02 12:22:01 AM
Cup_O_Jo: YOU CAN NOT carry people down that slope. It has been in the press. It was on the show. It has been topic of all kinds of talks that included banning climbs to the peak. Climbers know this. THE END.

I'd at least want them to rig up some sort of paraglider and toss me off the side. But I guess being blind, you wouldn't enjoy the ride.
 
2010-06-02 12:22:16 AM
Everest has over 200 corpses on it, last time I checked, although it's getting safer.

And by "checked," I mean WIKI'd, and by "last time" I mean a few months ago.

*whistles "Rocket Man."*
 
2010-06-02 12:23:42 AM
jingks: I'd at least want them to rig up some sort of paraglider and toss me off the side. But I guess being blind, you wouldn't enjoy the ride.

Or, on the other hand, would your other senses be heightened in compensation, thus making the ride even more enjoyable?

/next vacation... Mt. Everest Blindfolded Paragliding
 
2010-06-02 12:23:42 AM
1 death is cowardice, 12 deaths is heroism.

/or something like that
//huh?
 
2010-06-02 12:23:50 AM
Didn't see that one coming, did he?
 
2010-06-02 12:23:58 AM
When he told his climbing mates "No worries, this has happened before." they must of had a slight twinge of "When the fark were you ever going to tell us this information that seems relevant to team safety?"

/Operator error
//Darwin snickers
 
2010-06-02 12:23:59 AM
whidbey: Struck blind by the mighty Chomolangma...

Is that Swahili for lifetime of fapping?
 
2010-06-02 12:24:18 AM
The sherpas seem to survive while also fettering less experienced people up and down these mountains, and they hardly get any credit for their skills in doing so. Why is that?
 
2010-06-02 12:24:36 AM
It's dangerous business.
 
2010-06-02 12:24:37 AM
Are mountain climbers rich people? They travel all around the world to complete that 7 summit challenge thing, meaning they have to leave work behind (if they have any) and must have the money to buy all those plane tickets and supplies!

If I were rich, I wouldn't be so daring, I'd just be happy living comfortably in the city buying what I want.
 
2010-06-02 12:25:03 AM
ohnonotfloridaagain: The sherpas seem to survive while also fettering less experienced people up and down these mountains, and they hardly get any credit for their skills in doing so. Why is that?

Racism.
 
2010-06-02 12:25:30 AM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Indolent: So make it a fill in the blank. Everyone loves those. ;)

The _____ abandoned him and left him to die

jaylectricity: How many times has The done us wrong? I mean...so many articles on Fark committed by this travesty of an entity.


LOL
 
2010-06-02 12:25:49 AM
Clete Orris: whidbey: Struck blind by the mighty Chomolangma...

Is that Swahili for lifetime of fapping?


Must be Nepali for "lack of air-pressure".

/I keed
 
2010-06-02 12:26:08 AM
ewpopwatch.files.wordpress.com

I know- it was a DICK MOVE on my part.
That's why I'm paying for your meal.
 
2010-06-02 12:26:28 AM
Came for the Donner party references....

/leaving dissapoint
 
2010-06-02 12:27:26 AM
Link (new window)
 
2010-06-02 12:28:06 AM
Also, he had (possibly) a brain hemorrhage. That's not a safe place to have a potentially life threatening medical emergency.

I intend to climb Everest, and even training for it is punishing, expensive and brutal. It is one of the most difficult things human beings can do. Even in modern conditions, which are one step away from a guided tour, it requires specialist equipment and a team of incredibly skilled experts preparing every step of the way for you. Conditions must be perfect and, like a NASA launch, slightly bad conditions can doom an attempt. I feel bad for the guy, but he died doing one of the bravest and most incredible things people can do. These things happen.
 
2010-06-02 12:28:36 AM
Jimmy Devil Rocket Science: He bought his ticket, he knew what he was getting into. I say, let 'em crash.

I'm sure he knew that there were risks involved when he chose to do this. Grisly, yes, but realistic as well.
 
2010-06-02 12:29:02 AM
They should've stayed with him through the night so 3 or 4 more people could die trying to save him.

It is a horrible decision and the death will weigh heavily on those involved for the rest of their lives...however, I don't believe the other options were better.
 
2010-06-02 12:29:16 AM
jingks

I'd at least want them to rig up some sort of paraglider and toss me off the side. But I guess being blind, you wouldn't enjoy the ride.

Plus the fact that the winds would probably shred the glider immediately after take off.
 
2010-06-02 12:29:50 AM
Andromeda:

"In the middle of reading Into Thin Air right now"

do yourself a favor and read this book after you finish into thin air. krakauer is a pretty sloppy writer, and has been challenged in several instances as being very loose with the facts...

/i've read both
 
2010-06-02 12:29:57 AM
ohnonotfloridaagain: The sherpas seem to survive while also fettering less experienced people up and down these mountains, and they hardly get any credit for their skills in doing so. Why is that?

Ain't no way no daggone Hajji is makin' it up them mountains without the Americans and the Brits there to help 'em! What's next, yer gonna try to tell me there's such a thing as an "innocent civilian" in Iraqistan? Sheeit. USA! USA!
 
2010-06-02 12:30:31 AM
j__z: jingks

I'd at least want them to rig up some sort of paraglider and toss me off the side. But I guess being blind, you wouldn't enjoy the ride.

Plus the fact that the winds would probably shred the glider immediately after take off.


But what a way to go.
 
2010-06-02 12:31:00 AM
The article mentions he was calm because this sort of blindness had happened to him before. Now if I had a habit of going randomly blind, mountain climbing would definitely NOT be tops on the list of hobbies I'd take up. (Hell, I'd probably have to hire someone to drive for me since I'd be too scared to do it myself.)

Feel sorry for the guy but you can almost feel Darwin tossing this guy into the "win" pile.
 
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