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(The Raw Story)   'Super Sherpa' warns that climate change may make it impossible to climb Mount Everest   (rawstory.com) divider line 186
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2012-02-26 07:49:41 PM
I don't understand the tag. How does "FAIL" apply here? Do you think climate change isn't real, subby?

As it happens, high-altitude athletes like climbers, skiers, and snowboarders can't help but recognize that climate change is taking place because it so obviously affects these sports.

Goddamn aspen beetles and their natural antifreeze. They're killing the trees in Colorado.
 
2012-02-26 07:54:24 PM
img1.fark.net is for Subby.
 
2012-02-26 08:37:11 PM
i1208.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-26 08:43:35 PM
Do Super Sherpas wear capes to differentiate themselves from regular, run-of-the-mill Sherpas?
 
2012-02-26 08:45:27 PM
darn, I was hoping to become incredibly rich so I could afford to do it.

damn thee al gore.
 
2012-02-26 08:48:52 PM
Strange....I thought the most dangerous thing about climbing it were freak snow storms.
 
2012-02-26 08:50:22 PM
Sad? Interesting? but Fail, how?
 
2012-02-26 08:50:26 PM
On the plus side...

It should be easier to find all those dead people who were hidden in the snow.
 
2012-02-26 08:51:24 PM
...because the mountain is going to melt too, or because now it will be covered in waterfalls instead of ice?
 
2012-02-26 08:52:21 PM
Damn, I was hoping that it would some day get warm enough that I could walk to advanced base camp in shorts and a t-shirt before starting my climb to the top.
 
2012-02-26 08:52:23 PM

FishyFred: I don't understand the tag. How does "FAIL" apply here? Do you think climate change isn't real, subby?

As it happens, high-altitude athletes like climbers, skiers, and snowboarders can't help but recognize that climate change is taking place because it so obviously affects these sports.

Goddamn aspen beetles and their natural antifreeze. They're killing the trees in Colorado.


Fail tag is due to this article:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/08/glaciers-mountains

// Not Subby, do follow the news
/// NO ice lost on HImalayas last 10 years.
 
2012-02-26 08:53:07 PM
Because climbing bare rocks is so much harder than climbing ice.

Farking idiots.
 
2012-02-26 08:53:32 PM

LeroyBourne: Strange....I thought the most dangerous thing about climbing it were freak snow storms.


Snow storms will still happen with global warming. Global warming simply will make overall AVERAGE temperatures warmer and will, ultimately, make storms stronger as it exacerbates the extremes.

But I think you could very well be trolling.

7/10 if you are.
 
2012-02-26 08:55:55 PM
None of that makes any sense.
 
2012-02-26 08:57:47 PM
Because global hotting will make it too cold.
 
2012-02-26 08:58:40 PM
i like farking goats
 
2012-02-26 08:59:28 PM

Ed Finnerty: Do Super Sherpas wear capes to differentiate themselves from regular, run-of-the-mill Sherpas?


idisk.me.com
NO CAPES
 
2012-02-26 09:00:24 PM

bulldg4life: Damn, I was hoping that it would some day get warm enough that I could walk to advanced base camp in shorts and a t-shirt before starting my climb to the top.


kiwiyogi.files.wordpress.com

who needs a t-shirt?
 
2012-02-26 09:02:12 PM
I thought Supersherpa had the ability to prevent climate change. Or was that Captain Planet? I forget.
 
2012-02-26 09:04:16 PM

MyRandomName: FishyFred: I don't understand the tag. How does "FAIL" apply here? Do you think climate change isn't real, subby?

As it happens, high-altitude athletes like climbers, skiers, and snowboarders can't help but recognize that climate change is taking place because it so obviously affects these sports.

Goddamn aspen beetles and their natural antifreeze. They're killing the trees in Colorado.

Fail tag is due to this article:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/08/glaciers-mountains

// Not Subby, do follow the news
/// NO ice lost on HImalayas last 10 years.


Right, because it'n not like the Sherpas ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE HIMALAYAS or anything. Of course, you should listen to someone an entire continent away over them, or something
 
2012-02-26 09:04:46 PM
No snow? Good! It will make it easier to build a road to the summit so I can drive a SUV there on vacation.
 
2012-02-26 09:06:42 PM
Why doesn't SuperSherpa just fly around the world backwards really fast until we go back in time til before global warming existed?
 
2012-02-26 09:07:45 PM

medius: bulldg4life: Damn, I was hoping that it would some day get warm enough that I could walk to advanced base camp in shorts and a t-shirt before starting my climb to the top.

[kiwiyogi.files.wordpress.com image 300x462]

who needs a t-shirt?


who needs hands?
 
2012-02-26 09:09:19 PM

dehehn: who needs hands?


i love my hands
 
2012-02-26 09:10:52 PM
Well at least now I'll have an excuse for not completing the seven summits.

Climbing is easier if it is either rock or ice/packed snow. It's like the difference between water skiing and snow skiing. Sure, they're both skiing but you wouldn't want to use the same equipment for both.

I doubt it will actually be impossible to do but may end up being much more difficult. The additional time required in the death zone will limit the range of people who are able to reach the summit. The traditional routes may have to be changed since the structure of the rock is likely to be very different than that of the ice. Areas that can be passed now might become quite technical. Of course there is always the possibility that this will open up more routes which could ease some of the current congestion on the mountain. And it might make the annual window of climbing larger. There are lots of variables but given the difficult nature of Everest, chances are any change is going to go in favor of death.
 
2012-02-26 09:10:53 PM
Well, of course it's going to be harder to climb Mt. Everest, since we're all gonna SHRINK!

Global warming COULD SHRINK THE HUMAN RACE (new window)

"They've discovered my plan!"
i126.photobucket.com
(new window)
 
2012-02-26 09:11:14 PM
ericpetersautos.com
 
2012-02-26 09:11:50 PM

medius: dehehn: who needs hands?

i love my hands


You're on Fark, that goes without saying.
 
2012-02-26 09:12:00 PM

medius: dehehn: who needs hands?

i love my hands


fark hands. That's why I need them.
 
2012-02-26 09:13:29 PM

kvinesknows: i like farking goats


Are you using the word "farking" as a verb or an adjective?
 
2012-02-26 09:13:37 PM
Well shiat, if the guy who carried stuff thinks anthropomorphic global warming is real, then I better sell my big truck and pay more taxes so I can stop the problem.
 
2012-02-26 09:14:33 PM

bojon: No snow? Good! It will make it easier to build a road to the summit so I can drive a SUV there on vacation.


It would be interesting to know how well an internal combustion engine would perform at over 29,000 feet. I'm going to guess that the engine would need to be modified to ensure the correct fuel mixture but it's probably doable.
 
2012-02-26 09:14:35 PM
Damn!

Oh well, I guess I have to settle for margaritas on the beach instead.
 
2012-02-26 09:15:16 PM
began his working life as a farmer but turned to the tourism industry and mountaineering after he lost all his possessions when a glacial lake burst in 1985.

what is a glacial lake and how does one burst?
 
2012-02-26 09:15:43 PM
Do you think the final drop will still be as fun and still take your pic?

albums.mouseplanet.com
 
2012-02-26 09:16:17 PM
Dibs on the Summit Starbucks/McDonald's franchise!!!
 
2012-02-26 09:18:00 PM

bojon: No snow? Good! It will make it easier to build a road to the summit so I can drive a SUV there on vacation.



I'm holding out for when I can take the Winnebago.
 
2012-02-26 09:20:26 PM
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Gonna need some more of these.

/Also, if someone who's lived in the Himalayas his whole life says that the climate there is changing, we might want to listen to him. Not some stupid talking head with a script and an agenda.
 
2012-02-26 09:21:58 PM

Kevin72: kvinesknows: i like farking goats

Are you using the word "farking" as a verb or an adjective?



As long as it's consensual, it shouldn't be a problem.


/Horny little bastards
 
2012-02-26 09:22:07 PM
Apa Sherpa, the Nepali climber who has conquered Mount Everest a record 21 times, said he was disturbed by the lack of snow on the world's highest peak, caused by rising temperatures.

There is absolutely zero proof that "rising temperatures" caused a reduction in snowfall on Mount Everest. Certainly, the temperature is cold enough to support snow. To say that Global Warming is responsible for the changes on Mount Everest is speculation, at best.
 
2012-02-26 09:24:39 PM

Amos Quito: bojon: No snow? Good! It will make it easier to build a road to the summit so I can drive a SUV there on vacation.


I'm holding out for when I can take the Winnebago.


Let's go.
 
2012-02-26 09:25:57 PM
He said "crampons" twice in the same sentence.
 
2012-02-26 09:26:27 PM
Good, now maybe we'll stop leaving our trash, excrement and dead bodies laying around on the mountain.
 
2012-02-26 09:28:26 PM

SlothB77: what is a glacial lake and how does one burst?


It's a lake in a glacier. It bursts when the ice melts.

And then: gravity happens.
 
2012-02-26 09:28:37 PM
Some time ago, I "met" a Farker who had actually climbed Everest; I asked him why it was necessary to approach from the south, and then turn west across that treacherous "Hillary Step", when it looks a lot easier to take the mountain from the north side, like Mallory did--and which may have led him to the summit; we are not sure.

He replied it was pretty much a matter of tradition, plus politics play a role: you have to approach the north slope through Red Chinese Tibet, it is a tremendous hassle.

I don't remember his Fark handle, but I would like to hear from him now, if anyone knows him.
 
2012-02-26 09:29:23 PM

Amos Quito: Damn!

Oh well, I guess I have to settle for margaritas on the beach instead.


In Kentucky. Amirite?
 
2012-02-26 09:32:45 PM

olddinosaur: Some time ago, I "met" a Farker who had actually climbed Everest; I asked him why it was necessary to approach from the south, and then turn west across that treacherous "Hillary Step", when it looks a lot easier to take the mountain from the north side, like Mallory did--and which may have led him to the summit; we are not sure.

He replied it was pretty much a matter of tradition, plus politics play a role: you have to approach the north slope through Red Chinese Tibet, it is a tremendous hassle.

I don't remember his Fark handle, but I would like to hear from him now, if anyone knows him.


From what I understand its like visiting the Korean DMZ. Much easier (politically) to do from the south...
 
2012-02-26 09:35:14 PM

dukwbutter: To say that Global Warming is responsible for the changes on Mount Everest is speculation, at best.


The air is too thin up there to allow snow to reach melting temperature. If anything, I would've guessed everest to be the last place to start melting.
 
2012-02-26 09:40:32 PM

WinnebagoHonor: Amos Quito: bojon: No snow? Good! It will make it easier to build a road to the summit so I can drive a SUV there on vacation.


I'm holding out for when I can take the Winnebago.

Let's go.



I'll buy the beer if you carry it.
 
2012-02-26 09:43:11 PM

Nick Nostril: Amos Quito: Damn!

Oh well, I guess I have to settle for margaritas on the beach instead.

In Kentucky. Amirite?



If you're buyin', I'm there.
 
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