vudukungfu: I'm.OK with this.
BronyMedic: most unforgiving mountainscape in the world
Dragonblink: If the guys from the Tibetan Mountaineering Guide School were actually from Tibet, I bet they gave him the side order of whoopass because he was not only dodging the fee, but he was a Han dodging the fee. There's not a lot of brotherly love between the Tibetans and the Hans, for obvious reasons.
BronyMedic: Damn. And I thought America was hardcore for killing you in your sleep on Christmas.The Chinese will climb the tallest, most unforgiving mountainscape in the world to beat your ass.
orclover: I would be, if the guy wasnt like me. A cheap bastard trying to do something only rich people do by any means necessary. fark rich people.
dumbgai: If I risked my neck at 25000+ feet to fix ropes ahead of my paying customers, and somebody was trying to mooch, I'd be pissed too.
WhyteRaven74: dumbgai: If I risked my neck at 25000+ feet to fix ropes ahead of my paying customers, and somebody was trying to mooch, I'd be pissed too.The ropes are fixed for the use of any climber who comes up the mountain, these particular rope fixers don't work for any of the tour operators, they basically work to make sure there are good fixed ropes in place which makes things easier for everyone who goes up the mountain. Well, there's a few climbers who take issue with putting fixed ropes all over the place, but that's another issue.
9beers: Yes they do, they work for the Tibet Himalaya Expedition Company, who in turn, hire them out for expeditions.
Kumana Wanalaia: .[img832.imageshack.us image 54x11]
New Age Redneck: BronyMedicmost unforgiving mountainscapeEverest is the highest sure but I would disagree with the most unforgiving. Annapurna kills the most people (these are actually skilled climbers unlike Everest), Nanga Parbat offers up some of the biggest precipices (14000 ft.) K2 is further north and subject to far worse storms than Everest....Denali........Gasherbrum IV....They should beat each and every single person on the peak that thinks it's OK to shiat all over a sacred place and ascend in the absolutely poorest style imaginable....f*ck all of them.Then remove all the ladders and fixed rope and trash.Then let people climb it for free only if they leave no trace, that would weed out the riff-raff.Think of it this way. Go to a national park like Yosemite. Leave piles of gear, shiat, ropes, trash, etc...You will go to jail after you clean it up. Why is this OK to do in other places?Why do people who do this on Everest think it's OK? Do they explain this part of their ascent when they're spraying about how rad they are?
ongbok: See this is why the Chinese are beating America. American authorities would have waited until the guy came down the mountain, not the Chinese. They will beat your ass at 25,000 feet then march you back down the mountain.
New Age Redneck: Denali..
New Age Redneck: Then remove all the ladders and fixed rope and trash.
Dragonblink: There's not a lot of brotherly love between the Tibetans and the Hans, for obvious reasons.
moefuggenbrew: WTF they charge people to climb a farking mountain now?
Begoggle: Probably because you're too much of a pussy to beat another human being by yourself.
vudukungfu: Begoggle: Probably because you're too much of a pussy to beat another human being by yourself.Or I've climbed Chimbo.Again. Too bad you dont' speak Jivaro, Mr. Jones.
WhyteRaven74: though it's never even been attempted let alone done, what if someone summits Everest then just goes down a couple camps for a few nights then summits Lhotse?
Happy Idiot: WhyteRaven74: though it's never even been attempted let alone done, what if someone summits Everest then just goes down a couple camps for a few nights then summits Lhotse?Whadda ya mean? Of course this has been attempted, and accomplished.Boukreev did it solo, and then soon after tried to link the whole traverse, w/ partners.Probably others too.
BronyMedic: The Chinese will climb the tallest, most unforgiving mountainscape in the world to beat your ass.
Indubitably: And this fulfills human destiny how?
Happy Idiot: Whadda ya mean? Of course this has been attempted, and accomplished.
Pvt Joker: Worst: Dying of High Altitude Flatus Expulsion (HAFE)
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