vudukungfu: You have to be careful on TV. they get pissy about the Nipplese.
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Could not help but notice this on the sidebar[img.fark.net image 700x558][img.fark.net image 575x782]Found them.
New Age Redneck: Sad. That said, any experienced mountaineer/climber/alpinist knows that climbing/walking under seracs is a lottery, there is no way to predict when one will calve. At least with avalanches there is recognizing the terrain and conditions to avoid them. You could not hold a gun to my head and make me walk through terrain like the Khumbu Icefall, let alone camp or do multiple trips. The north ridge makes way more sense as the "voie normale " as it doesn't have the objective hazard of being crushed by a serac. Mind you there is actual climbing on that line and most of the suitors aren't capable of doing that.
germ78: Isn't the peak of Everest only like 8,000 feet above base camp anyway? It's not as if he's jumping from the top down to sea level. It doesn't seem like it would be any more compelling TV than watching a low sky-dive./the guy jumping from 120,000 ft, OTOH, was pretty interesting to watch
vernonFL: Chomolungma is now a garbage pile thanks to years of abuse.They should severely restrict access and make climbers pay more to go.
Dick Gozinya: thats too bad...i was really looking forward to seeing this guy smash headfirst into a glacier and his unretrievable body be used as a waypoint for future climbers just like 'green boots'."hey, there's jart man sticking out of the ice. we must be above 25,000 feet."
theorellior: Won't someone think of the executives and their quarterly bonuses? I mean, Sherpas are a dime a dozen, but a really effective mid-level MBA is worth his weight in gold.
wildcardjack: The formula for Everest has been cracked, and now any douche with cash can do it. Hundreds each year? Why bother?
Clutch2013: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Could not help but notice this on the sidebar[img.fark.net image 700x558][img.fark.net image 575x782]Found them.God damn it.Why does she have to be such a sociopath?
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