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(CBC)   Not news: some people climbed Everest. News: Three died on descent because of "traffic jam". Fark: Everest has traffic jams because apparently the only mountaineering experience required is Photoshop   (cbc.ca) divider line 161
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2012-05-21 03:37:49 PM  
If any of Russell Brice's customers were pissed about missing their chance this year, I hope they are paying attention now.

Mother nature don't give a shiat.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-05-21 03:38:45 PM  
As I understand the article the traffic jam was on the way up. They died on descent because they used up their oxygen or endurance on the delayed ascent.
 
2012-05-21 03:43:28 PM  
Well we've got the Arthur Brown twins, two botanists called Machin, the William Johnston brothers ...
 
2012-05-21 04:20:47 PM  
Never never never never
Ever ever ever ever ever
Die die die die die
 
2012-05-21 04:26:34 PM  
Why not just go up the Chinese side where there is little, if any traffic? I heard it is easier too.
 
2012-05-21 04:48:29 PM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Why not just go up the Chinese side where there is little, if any traffic? I heard it is easier too.


You'll just want to climb again in an hour.
 
2012-05-21 05:08:36 PM  

Jamdug!: You'll just want to climb again in an hour.


laf
 
2012-05-21 05:10:41 PM  
Is that a challenge?
 
2012-05-21 05:54:26 PM  
If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.
 
2012-05-21 05:56:34 PM  

Sliding Carp: If any of Russell Brice's customers were pissed about missing their chance this year, I hope they are paying attention now.

Mother nature don't give a shiat.


Yep, I'll never be attempting Everest since I get altitude sickness as low as 12k feet, but if I were to I would only do it with Brice. It really does require a dispassionate observer with lots of experience to keep you safe.
 
2012-05-21 05:56:35 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.


I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.
 
2012-05-21 05:56:40 PM  
I've heard of dying with your boots on, but this is tragic.
 
2012-05-21 05:59:07 PM  
Another few years of this, and Everest will be worn down to a small hill.
 
2012-05-21 05:59:31 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.


We all die, not all of us die doing what we love. That said you really should try to not take others out while you do it.
 
2012-05-21 05:59:59 PM  
Into This Air was great. Actually listened to it on tape. (Yeah, my subaru has a tape deck!)
It's an ego thing for these guides to get their high paying clients to the top!
 
2012-05-21 06:02:41 PM  

Sliding Carp: If any of Russell Brice's customers were pissed about missing their chance this year, I hope they are paying attention now.

Mother nature don't give a shiat.

I'm sorry, are we talking about mountain climbing or honey badgers?

 
2012-05-21 06:04:17 PM  
the climbers who died were chinese, right?
 
2012-05-21 06:05:25 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.


You sound like a drag. Don't want to party with you.
 
2012-05-21 06:09:05 PM  
Mourning the loss of Dr. Everhard Shaft.
 
2012-05-21 06:09:20 PM  
Mountain climbing is perhaps the most hypocritical of all sports. I could stay at home on my couch and use drugs to obtain the same endorphin rush that I'd experience upon reaching the summit of Everest, at far less expense and far less risk to my health. But that would get me thrown in jail.
 
2012-05-21 06:09:28 PM  

Matthew Keene: Another few years of this, and Everest will be worn down to a small hill.


Nah, all the frozen bodies will keep it about the same height.
 
2012-05-21 06:11:39 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.


If you do it for bragging rights you are doing it wrong.
 
2012-05-21 06:12:19 PM  

BradleyUffner: Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.

If you do it for bragging rights you are doing it wrong.


Is there another reason to climb Everest?
 
2012-05-21 06:13:25 PM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Why not just go up the Chinese side where there is little, if any traffic? I heard it is easier too.


The route is longer and much more difficult than the Nepalese side.
 
2012-05-21 06:13:35 PM  
Don't 1 in 4 people who try Everest die doing it?

Hiking around Toronto with 20kg on your back really isn't adequate preparation is it?
 
2012-05-21 06:14:29 PM  
She says, "This is my dream and passion, and want to do something for my country. Nothing is impossible in this world, even the word 'impossible' says 'I M POSSIBLE'! -Shriya Shah Link
 
2012-05-21 06:14:43 PM  
"Me and my big fat ass killed three people on Everest and all I got was this lousy t-shirt."
 
2012-05-21 06:15:57 PM  

whatshisname: Don't 1 in 4 people who try Everest die doing it?

Hiking around Toronto with 20kg on your back really isn't adequate preparation is it?


About 2% which is still crazy high.
 
2012-05-21 06:17:50 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: BradleyUffner: Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.

If you do it for bragging rights you are doing it wrong.

Is there another reason to climb Everest?


I would love to do it so that I could use it in my pick-up lines. Ha ha, no... actually just so I could say to myself that I'd done it. It would be an incredible thing to do and look back on.

That said, I've read Into Thin Air and no, just no. The odds of death are insanely high for what amounts to a very serious hobby. And sadly as all Fark Everest threads demonstrate, a lot of people out there wouldn't respect the accomplishment anyways.

I've done Rainier (guided) which was basically just a long uphill walk. Even that was still a challenge: partly because it's a really, really big hill and partly because at "only" 12-14k feet the air is pretty damn thin.
 
2012-05-21 06:19:17 PM  

Jument: Philip Francis Queeg: BradleyUffner: Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.

If you do it for bragging rights you are doing it wrong.

Is there another reason to climb Everest?

I would love to do it so that I could use it in my pick-up lines. Ha ha, no... actually just so I could say to myself that I'd done it. It would be an incredible thing to do and look back on.


Bragging to yourself is still bragging.
 
2012-05-21 06:19:44 PM  

JRoo: She says, "This is my dream and passion, and want to do something for my country. Nothing is impossible in this world, even the word 'impossible' says 'I M POSSIBLE'! -Shriya Shah Link


Canada was waiting to congratulate and thank her at the bottom :(
 
2012-05-21 06:23:22 PM  

Sticky Hands: Matthew Keene: Another few years of this, and Everest will be worn down to a small hill.

Nah, all the frozen bodies will keep it about the same height.


Well, that and all the poop

...it's too cold to decompose and they don't hike it out.
 
2012-05-21 06:23:47 PM  
Everest.

Forbidding.

Aloof.

Terrifying.

The mountain with the biggest tits in the world.
 
2012-05-21 06:25:01 PM  
Weird to think that at that remote place you can die from a traffic jam.

The same thing sometimes happens to divers on the Andrea Doria. One of the reasons it's called the "Mount Everest of diving".
 
2012-05-21 06:26:30 PM  

robodog: Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.

We all die, not all of us die doing what we love. That said you really should try to not take others out while you do it.


Like the biatch who made a Sherpa carry her espresso machine up Everest. . .so she could "blog" about it?

Sandra Hill is a socialite, mountaineer, author, and former fashion editor.
 
2012-05-21 06:26:36 PM  
Wow... how many dead bodies are up there?
 
2012-05-21 06:26:40 PM  
Unless you are doing it without O2 I'm not impressed
 
2012-05-21 06:30:40 PM  
Her husband, Bruce Klorfine, said his wife "died in the pursuit of her dreams, and with the satisfaction of having achieved them," according to a statement he emailed to The Canadian Press.

Well then, good thing she died on the way down in triumph, and not on the way up in failure.

Philip Francis Queeg
Is there another reason to climb Everest?

Because it's there?
 
2012-05-21 06:30:50 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Jument: Philip Francis Queeg: BradleyUffner: Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.

If you do it for bragging rights you are doing it wrong.

Is there another reason to climb Everest?

I would love to do it so that I could use it in my pick-up lines. Ha ha, no... actually just so I could say to myself that I'd done it. It would be an incredible thing to do and look back on.

Bragging to yourself is still bragging.


Is there something wrong with looking back on your accomplishments and feeling pride? A big part of why I run marathons is just so that I can "brag to myself" about it.
 
2012-05-21 06:32:07 PM  
Reinhold Messner FTW.
He made Everest his biatch, without supplementary oxygen.
 
2012-05-21 06:33:08 PM  
Not everyone that gets into death defying sports defies death?
 
2012-05-21 06:33:45 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: Mountain climbing is perhaps the most hypocritical of all sports. I could stay at home on my couch and use drugs to obtain the same endorphin rush that I'd experience upon reaching the summit of Everest, at far less expense and far less risk to my health. But that would get me thrown in jail.


The cops had my couch under surveillance for several months.
I gave it away on Craigslist, then went out and bought a recliner.
No problems since.
 
2012-05-21 06:34:27 PM  

Jument: Philip Francis Queeg: Jument: Philip Francis Queeg: BradleyUffner: Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.

If you do it for bragging rights you are doing it wrong.

Is there another reason to climb Everest?

I would love to do it so that I could use it in my pick-up lines. Ha ha, no... actually just so I could say to myself that I'd done it. It would be an incredible thing to do and look back on.

Bragging to yourself is still bragging.

Is there something wrong with looking back on your accomplishments and feeling pride? A big part of why I run marathons is just so that I can "brag to myself" about it.


Well, if you are significantly risking the lives of not only yourself, but others, solely to achieve that feeling of pride, I'd say Yes there is something wrong with it.
 
2012-05-21 06:34:42 PM  
I have done some fourteeners here in Colorado. It gave me no warm fuzzy feeling.
 
2012-05-21 06:35:10 PM  
Rich people problems
 
2012-05-21 06:36:46 PM  

Jument: Philip Francis Queeg: Jument: Philip Francis Queeg: BradleyUffner: Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.

If you do it for bragging rights you are doing it wrong.

Is there another reason to climb Everest?

I would love to do it so that I could use it in my pick-up lines. Ha ha, no... actually just so I could say to myself that I'd done it. It would be an incredible thing to do and look back on.

Bragging to yourself is still bragging.

Is there something wrong with looking back on your accomplishments and feeling pride? A big part of why I run marathons is just so that I can "brag to myself" about it.


There are trolls about who take pride in trolling people of good will on Fark. It's against the rules to troll but still they think it adds inches to their penises or makes women crave them like heels half off at Barney's.
 
2012-05-21 06:38:26 PM  

whatshisname: Don't 1 in 4 people who try Everest die doing it?

Hiking around Toronto with 20kg on your back really isn't adequate preparation is it?


Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
They didn't give a climbing history for her either.
 
2012-05-21 06:44:12 PM  

Jamdug!: You'll just want to climb again in an hour.


Obvious low-hanging fruit is still lolarious.
 
2012-05-21 06:48:51 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Jument: Philip Francis Queeg: Jument: Philip Francis Queeg: BradleyUffner: Philip Francis Queeg: Smelly Pirate Hooker: If you think you ever want to "climb" Everest, just read "Into Thin Air." Unless you're very stupid, you'll conclude it's just not worth it.

It's a really good book, BTW. Don't have to be interested in mountain climbing to find it fascinating. And sad.

I found it really kind of sickening that people are willing to sacrifice lives so that they can brag that they got to the top of a mountain.

If you do it for bragging rights you are doing it wrong.

Is there another reason to climb Everest?

I would love to do it so that I could use it in my pick-up lines. Ha ha, no... actually just so I could say to myself that I'd done it. It would be an incredible thing to do and look back on.

Bragging to yourself is still bragging.

Is there something wrong with looking back on your accomplishments and feeling pride? A big part of why I run marathons is just so that I can "brag to myself" about it.

There are trolls about who take pride in trolling people of good will on Fark. It's against the rules to troll but still they think it adds inches to their penises or makes women crave them like heels half off at Barney's.


i172.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-21 06:49:47 PM  

whatshisname: Don't 1 in 4 people who try Everest die doing it?

Hiking around Toronto with 20kg on your back really isn't adequate preparation is it?


You're thinking Annapurna and/or K2, both of which are much more technical, if not quite as high. K2 is almost 1 in 4.

Annapurna's death rate is almost 1 in 2 (actually closer to 1 in 3). A hellacious biatch she is (LOTS of avalanches).

Linky
 
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