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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Due to that unfortunate thing with the avalanche and Sherpas and stuff, Discovery Channel regretfully cancels live jump off Mount Everest that would have produced five nights of primetime programming and killer ratings   (hollywoodreporter.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Discovery Channel, Mount Everest, Willie Geist, Sherpas, Nik Wallenda  
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2014-04-21 01:11:18 PM  
You have to be careful on TV. they get pissy about the Nipplese.
 
2014-04-21 01:12:38 PM  
Chomolungma is now a garbage pile thanks to years of abuse.

They should severely restrict access and make climbers pay more to go.
 
2014-04-21 01:15:53 PM  
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.
 
2014-04-21 01:25:41 PM  

vudukungfu: You have to be careful on TV. they get pissy about the Nipplese.


You really gotta wonder, bra.
 
2014-04-21 01:30:19 PM  
Oh, well. Back to UFOs and bigfoot hunters.
 
2014-04-21 01:46:40 PM  
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."
 
2014-04-21 01:47:34 PM  
    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.

   On a positive note it was probably better it happened now and not in May when it could have killed literally hundreds....

   Condolences to the Sherpa's and their families...... dying doing the dirty work..... so vain, rich, douchebags can satisfy their hubris.
 
2014-04-21 01:52:37 PM  
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
 
2014-04-21 01:53:46 PM  
Wallenda is set to cross the skyline of Chicago in a special titled Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda later this year.

this dude is just tempting fate at this point.  i hope he wears those mom jeans again.
 
2014-04-21 01:56:43 PM  
Looks like ratings will plummet.
 
2014-04-21 02:00:56 PM  
Eight farkng days on one stunt?
 
2014-04-21 02:10:59 PM  
Could not help but notice this on the sidebar


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Found them.
 
2014-04-21 02:19:17 PM  
thinairbookclub.weebly.com
 
2014-04-21 02:27:20 PM  
Awww, some douche bag attention isn't going to get to attention whore for TV? What a shame.

/fark Discovery Networks
 
2014-04-21 02:29:23 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Could not help but notice this on the sidebar


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Found them.


God damn it.

Why does she have to be such a sociopath?
 
2014-04-21 02:37:57 PM  

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.


This so much; on an earlier thread someone mentioned Khumbu and I read up on it.  Afterward I told myself "not for a billionaire Sheikh's fortune would I walk through Khumbu".  It's that dangerous.

   On a positive note it was probably better it happened now and not in May when it could have killed literally hundreds....

   Condolences to the Sherpa's and their families...... dying doing the dirty work..... so vain, rich, douchebags can satisfy their hubris.


That.
 
2014-04-21 02:47:34 PM  
The formula for Everest has been cracked, and now any douche with cash can do it. Hundreds each year? Why bother?
 
2014-04-21 02:49:17 PM  

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


One has to wonder if being at 29000 feet would have given him insufficient lift and he would have plummeted to his death.

Popcorn?
 
2014-04-21 03:01:28 PM  

vernonFL: Chomolungma is now a garbage pile thanks to years of abuse.

They should severely restrict access and make climbers pay more to go.


It's all Dick Bass' fault.
 
2014-04-21 03:02:32 PM  

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."


I laughed WAY too hard at that.  But it's jut been one of those days...
 
2014-04-21 04:56:03 PM  

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.


Heh. I'd like to see where they're paying mid level MBAs what you think the going rate is.
 
2014-04-21 05:37:04 PM  

wildcardjack: The formula for Everest has been cracked, and now any douche with cash can do it. Hundreds each year? Why bother?


This. Look, we all realize it's basically just thrill-seeking at this point, but it is mind-numbingly stupid to risk your life for something that's been done over, over, and over. It can't even be that much of a thrill when you basically hand off all the heavy lifting to a sherpa, so why do these people bother? Why not try to climb something *no one* has?
 
2014-04-21 11:29:26 PM  

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?


I try to hold on to the hope that it's just an act she puts on for her employer...
 
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