vernonFL: I try to keep myself out of places called "The Death Zone"
Begoggle: vernonFL: I try to keep myself out of places called "The Death Zone"[i55.photobucket.com image 330x224] The ICE... is going to BREAK!!
FlashHarry: that's just... wrong.
GoodHomer: It's a mountain. Why don't they just roll the bodies down the steep side? They can make a game of it, using spent oxygen cannisters to make it like bowling.
coco ebert: sammyk: I like adrenalin as much as the next guy, but when I am using bodies of those that have failed before me it's time to find a safer way to thrill seek.Mountain climbing isn't about adrenalin rushes. It's a slower process and brings a different kind of satisfaction.
Fear_and_Loathing: I didn't whiz in you Wheaties, you did.
thisiszombocom: vernonFL: I try to keep myself out of places called "The Death Zone"How about Danger Zones? Are they ok?
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: On the North Face of the Eigerwand, in the '50s, there was the body of an Italian climber that dangled from a rope for 2 or 3 years. You could sit in the comfort of your hotel room in Kleine Scheidegg, drink in hand and gaze ghoulishly through your telescope at his swaying dessicated body, until Swiss spoilsports finally cut him down./always wanted to climb the Eiger
Thisbymaster: 1 in 4 people die on mount Everest. Well that is if you are not one of the native people who can climb it without a second thought.
hvilaichez: Fark is about two days behind reddit on this one.
toraque: I still don't understand this blatant disrespect for the dead. I mean, sure the other climbers can't do anything to help them, but they shouldn't just leave the dead bodies up there, considering all they'd have to do is wait until the dead guys freeze solid and then smash bits of them off with a rock, and toss them over the nearest ledges. The sherpas at the bottom could just sweep up all the bits into an urn or something. Sure, there'd probably be some parts that'd get lost in a crevice on the way down or maybe eaten by mountain goats or something but seriously, we're talking about giving these people a dignified final resting place.At the very least, you'd think some of the climbers coming back down could kick a corpsesicle out of the snow and ride it down like a bobsled, or just tie a bunch of garbage around it-they pack their garbage out, don't they?-set the stiff on fire and lob it off the mountainside like some kind of a Viking Air Burial (bonus points if an oxygen tank explodes like a firework, of course)We're talking basic respect for the dead, here.
ThatGuyFromTheInternet: FlashHarry: that's just... wrong.More useful than most dead folk are. Hell, more useful than a lot of the live ones out there.
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