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(Buzzfeed)   Awesome: Last week was the first time an amputee, a Pakistani woman and a Saudi Arabian woman scaled Mount Everest. Don't Wanna Live on This Planet Anymore: Also the first time someone did the Harlem Shake on the summit   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line
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2014-05-25 12:41:15 AM  
Climbing Mt. Everest is only slightly less stupid than BASE jumping.  Just because you're risking your life and the life of others doesn't make it noble or even worth doing.  A bunch of Sherpas died at the beginning of this year because they were preparing the trails for stupid people like the amputee and woman you think were 'awesome'.  They weren't awesome.  They climbed a f*cking rock that hundreds of people before them have climbed.  They indirectly contributed to everyone who died earlier this year.  That's not awesome.

Of course doing the Harlem Shake up there is stupid.  But not much less stupid than climbing the f*cking rock in the first place.
 
2014-05-25 01:59:59 AM  

syrynxx: Of course doing the Harlem Shake up there is stupid.  But not much less stupid than climbing the f*cking rock in the first place.


To be fair, they did it at base camp, which is probably the only good place to do it because you need a lot of oxygen/air to waste, and you sure as hell aren't getting it at the summit.

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2014-05-25 02:03:42 AM  
Stupid edm assholes changed the meaning of the Harlem Shake.
 
2014-05-25 02:29:52 AM  
May 2013

timely find, subby
 
2014-05-25 04:29:46 AM  
Climbing Everest is like sleeping with a slutty girl. There is no accomplishment. You may as well pat yourself on the back for riding Space Mountain.

ooooooh, goooood for youuuuu
/BALE!
 
2014-05-25 04:34:20 AM  
Unless you, subby, have made the ascent, your high-horse doesn't measure up. Let 'em celebrate the way they like.
 
2014-05-25 04:35:55 AM  
Considering that I'm sure everyone listed just had the Sherpas take care of it all for them, yeah. Throwing in with the "who cares, not an accomplishment" lot.

/ I still might do it if I have the money some day
// But I'm not going to brag like I did it on my own.
 
2014-05-25 04:39:20 AM  

syrynxx: Climbing Mt. Everest is only slightly less stupid than BASE jumping.  Just because you're risking your life and the life of others doesn't make it noble or even worth doing.  A bunch of Sherpas died at the beginning of this year because they were preparing the trails for stupid people like the amputee and woman you think were 'awesome'.  They weren't awesome.  They climbed a f*cking rock that hundreds of people before them have climbed.  They indirectly contributed to everyone who died earlier this year.  That's not awesome.

Of course doing the Harlem Shake up there is stupid.  But not much less stupid than climbing the f*cking rock in the first place.


But BASE jumping i could at least do on my own with some time and equipment, and at little risk to others.

Being a dick on everest is more expensive, more dangerous to me, more dangerous to my group and more dangerous to a Sherpa (who is dealing with me being a dick, not a real climber).
 
2014-05-25 04:43:25 AM  

robohobo: Climbing Everest is like sleeping with a slutty girl. There is no accomplishment. You may as well pat yourself on the back for riding Space Mountain.

ooooooh, goooood for youuuuu
/BALE!


Exactly. You can't even drive to the summit. You have to walk there.
What is the point of that?
 
2014-05-25 04:52:14 AM  
BFD, I wish I could do something so meaningless to flag as an accomplishment.
 
2014-05-25 04:55:13 AM  

mr0x: robohobo: Climbing Everest is like sleeping with a slutty girl. There is no accomplishment. You may as well pat yourself on the back for riding Space Mountain.

ooooooh, goooood for youuuuu
/BALE!

Exactly. You can't even drive to the summit. You have to walk there.
What is the point of that?


I'm waiting for the Sherpas to build a road to the top, so I can be the first to drive my Tesla Model S to the top. I'm not worried about oxygen, I'll have plenty of my own farts to inhale.
 
2014-05-25 05:16:15 AM  

The Southern Dandy: mr0x: robohobo: Climbing Everest is like sleeping with a slutty girl. There is no accomplishment. You may as well pat yourself on the back for riding Space Mountain.

ooooooh, goooood for youuuuu
/BALE!

Exactly. You can't even drive to the summit. You have to walk there.
What is the point of that?

I'm waiting for the Sherpas to build a road to the top, so I can be the first to drive my Tesla Model S to the top. I'm not worried about oxygen, I'll have plenty of my own farts to inhale.


Yeah, they need a drive-thru McDonalds up there.
You know, someplace to celebrate the summit.
 
2014-05-25 05:17:04 AM  
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2014-05-25 05:24:19 AM  

syrynxx: Climbing Mt. Everest is only slightly less stupid than BASE jumping.  Just because you're risking your life and the life of others doesn't make it noble or even worth doing.  A bunch of Sherpas died at the beginning of this year because they were preparing the trails for stupid people like the amputee and woman you think were 'awesome'.  They weren't awesome.  They climbed a f*cking rock that hundreds of people before them have climbed.  They indirectly contributed to everyone who died earlier this year.  That's not awesome.

Of course doing the Harlem Shake up there is stupid.  But not much less stupid than climbing the f*cking rock in the first place.


Without the tourists, the Sherpas would go back to being some of the poorest people on the planet. Each tourist that wants to ascend Everest must pay....$11,000 (though, admittedly down from $25,000 - source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/14/nepal-slashes-cost-climb i ng-mount-everest ) compared to a GDP of $1,300/person.

/Yes I know permits go to the government. Sherpas get paid by climbers too, and climbers need to buy things in Kathmandu and elsewhere. Your choice, dirt poor and alive or less poor and doing the same dangerous thing your family has been doing. They are SHERPAS!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherpa_people - Read about it, they've been guides in the Himalayas since the beginning of foreign exploration from not just the west...
 
2014-05-25 05:29:32 AM  

calbert: May 2013

timely find, subby


That explains it. I was pretty sure Everest was closed this season.
 
2014-05-25 05:32:04 AM  

syrynxx: A bunch of Sherpas died at the beginning of this year


What happened after that?  I heard there was a Sherpa strike and that this entire season of climbing Everest was to be cancelled.

/I guess everyone got over it
 
2014-05-25 05:33:22 AM  
Big deal. I once killed a Badger with a stick and I have a cousin with ELEVEN TOES.
 
2014-05-25 05:36:23 AM  
Is this the "you aren't special unless you climb it with no oxygen and beat Reinhold Messner's time" thread?
 
2014-05-25 05:46:39 AM  
Oh get over yourself subby. What have you done that's been as good as Harlem Shake?!

I liked the videos. It's 34 seconds, you big babies.
 
2014-05-25 05:55:01 AM  
Harlem Shake?

Push the biatch off.
 
2014-05-25 06:40:51 AM  
Ok so the sherpas aren't guiding anyone for the rest of this year.   I smell photoshop.
 
2014-05-25 07:01:25 AM  
Every time i see that "harlem shake" shiat, makes me think they're having a siezure of some type. tempted to force a stick between their teeth.
 
2014-05-25 07:49:27 AM  
It's not a first if you're not the first oerson. Anything after that is as nothing.

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were first. Find me anyone who wasn't alive for the Apollo missions on TV that could name the other 10 without looking it up.
 
2014-05-25 07:58:33 AM  
People should stop going there.
 
2014-05-25 08:10:28 AM  

ColonelCathcart: syrynxx: Climbing Mt. Everest is only slightly less stupid than BASE jumping.  Just because you're risking your life and the life of others doesn't make it noble or even worth doing.  A bunch of Sherpas died at the beginning of this year because they were preparing the trails for stupid people like the amputee and woman you think were 'awesome'.  They weren't awesome.  They climbed a f*cking rock that hundreds of people before them have climbed.  They indirectly contributed to everyone who died earlier this year.  That's not awesome.

Of course doing the Harlem Shake up there is stupid.  But not much less stupid than climbing the f*cking rock in the first place.

Without the tourists, the Sherpas would go back to being some of the poorest people on the planet. Each tourist that wants to ascend Everest must pay....$11,000 (though, admittedly down from $25,000 - source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/14/nepal-slashes-cost-climb i ng-mount-everest ) compared to a GDP of $1,300/person.

/Yes I know permits go to the government. Sherpas get paid by climbers too, and climbers need to buy things in Kathmandu and elsewhere. Your choice, dirt poor and alive or less poor and doing the same dangerous thing your family has been doing. They are SHERPAS!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherpa_people - Read about it, they've been guides in the Himalayas since the beginning of foreign exploration from not just the west...


So basically everyone is doing the Sherpas a favour by locking them into a life of punishing servitude to rich white assholes who have something they need to prove.  I know a few decades back a pretty big factory closed in a town near mine.  Its so tragic driving through there watching all those workers lingering around waiting for it to re-open, carrying their little empty lunch containers like zombies.  If only they had some escape, some way to move on and start a new path of their life...
 
2014-05-25 08:18:17 AM  
Farkers hate everything. Just shut up and let people spend their money doing what they want. They are striving to reach their own personal goals, while you are striving to reach another packet of cheetos.
 
2014-05-25 08:18:19 AM  

Sgygus: syrynxx: A bunch of Sherpas died at the beginning of this year

What happened after that?  I heard there was a Sherpa strike and that this entire season of climbing Everest was to be cancelled.

/I guess everyone got over it


The article is from last year.
 
2014-05-25 08:42:43 AM  
Buzzfark sucks ass. Year old buzzfark means subby sucks ass also.
 
2014-05-25 08:44:42 AM  
I don't understand the sentiment in the headline.  What appropriate and tasteful activity did subby do on his climb of Everest?
 
2014-05-25 08:51:29 AM  
I hope I never have to work with 95% of the posters in this thread. I came here looking for posters that were beating up subby for complaining about people having fun trying to achieve a life goal. I found a bunch of excuse makers beating up the climbers because it isn't a safe activity. I'd rather die on a mountain trying something epic then die in a car driving to work for the 20,000 time. Get over it slackers, be glad someone is trying to achieve something greater than they thought they could, is having fun doing it, and is willing to share it with us.
 
2014-05-25 09:04:37 AM  
I clicked a Buzzfeed article. Because I wanted a video of the Harlem Shake at the summit. What I got was a video of the Harlem Shake at the base camp. These are not the same thing. Subby is a dick.
 
2014-05-25 09:16:38 AM  
Eyy, b0ss. Can I habe summit, pleez?

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/I have a crampon, b0ss
 
2014-05-25 10:53:28 AM  

Slaxl: Farkers hate everything. Just shut up and let people spend their money doing what they want. They are striving to reach their own personal goals, while you are striving to reach another packet of cheetos.


In Murica we call them 'bags'.
/Murica!
 
2014-05-25 11:25:03 AM  
Climbing Mt. Everest, even with Sherpas and oxygen, still requires a lot of time, money, and effort invested. It requires a moderately high personal health and fitness level.

So yes, let's shiat on everyone for setting 'big' goals, getting fit, and then spending money on the impoverished people of the world.

Sure, the Sherpas could go somewhere else. But they didn't before the tourist industry kicked in, did they? It's almost like people like to stay in their ancestral homes, and poor socioeconomic status is an indicator of shiat decision making skills related to poor/no education and no financial levers to get out of the situation.

Nah, let's just shiat on the whiteys who keep the poor brownies down. That's the ticket.

Also, subby: if someone doing a pointless, stupid, amusing, fun, thing somewhere makes you 'not want to live on this planet anymore' for the love of farking christ just please, kill yourself. Your over sense of smug superiority and importance isn't 'deep gravitas'. It's self seriousness that would make the British go 'dude needs to lighten up'.
 
2014-05-25 11:32:44 AM  

robohobo: Climbing Everest is like sleeping with a slutty girl. There is no accomplishment. You may as well pat yourself on the back for riding Space Mountain.

ooooooh, goooood for youuuuu
/BALE!


Spoken like someone who has never climbed any mountain.
 
2014-05-25 11:40:29 AM  

robohobo: Climbing Everest is like sleeping with a slutty girl. There is no accomplishment. You may as well pat yourself on the back for riding Space Mountain.


This is often said and completely ridiculous.

I'm summited Rainer in a guided group. That's not even 1/1000th as difficult as Everest and I can assure you, at the time it was one of the hardest things I have had ever done.
 
2014-05-25 12:10:16 PM  
Meh, rich people problems.
 
2014-05-25 12:14:56 PM  

kroonermanblack: Nah, let's just shiat on the whiteys who keep the poor brownies down. That's the ticket.



It's not just "whiteys" but it's pretty hard to pretend the Sherpas aren't being taken advantage of.  I get that they consent to the employment but it's hard to pretend they're operating from an informed position.  They should probably be paid about twenty times what they're getting now.

That's an area where collective bargaining would do a whole hell of a lot of good.  Scabs probably wouldn't be a problem.
 
2014-05-25 12:20:26 PM  
Twenty times starting pay.  Twenty times would be a bit excessive for the more experienced sherpas.
 
2014-05-25 12:56:20 PM  
Yes, everest is commercialized and climbing it doesn't "accomplish" anything. But the vast majority of people in this thread would die trying, no matter how much the sherpas helped them.
 
2014-05-25 01:37:44 PM  
There is a really really good book written in the 80s called "Alone at the Summit" by a climbing author named Stephen Venerables. He was part of a 4 man climbing team that had only a smallish team of Sherpas whose only duty was to mule the base load to the foot of the Kangshung face (the huge north face wall of Everest and also the most remote side of the mountain requiring a much further journey to attain than the beginning of the standard route). An incredible feat of climbing to tackle the North Face which is basically akin to doubling the altitude of the Matterhorn and giving it a "sporting Englishman's try!" They ferried their own fuel/food/gear loads up and down the various camps and the author even summitted but was so worn out that he basically slept a few hundred feet overnight and I think it stands today as the highest open air bivouac ever. He said he saw gnomes telling him to walk "over here since it was warm" which amounted to a cliff he was barely able to register in his mind.

Anyway. A nice departure from most boring Everest books regarding the slight incline of the class 2 ascent that just about everyone else does.
 
2014-05-25 01:43:46 PM  

BumpInTheNight: ColonelCathcart: syrynxx: Climbing Mt. Everest is only slightly less stupid than BASE jumping.  Just because you're risking your life and the life of others doesn't make it noble or even worth doing.  A bunch of Sherpas died at the beginning of this year because they were preparing the trails for stupid people like the amputee and woman you think were 'awesome'.  They weren't awesome.  They climbed a f*cking rock that hundreds of people before them have climbed.  They indirectly contributed to everyone who died earlier this year.  That's not awesome.

Of course doing the Harlem Shake up there is stupid.  But not much less stupid than climbing the f*cking rock in the first place.

Without the tourists, the Sherpas would go back to being some of the poorest people on the planet. Each tourist that wants to ascend Everest must pay....$11,000 (though, admittedly down from $25,000 - source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/14/nepal-slashes-cost-climb i ng-mount-everest ) compared to a GDP of $1,300/person.

/Yes I know permits go to the government. Sherpas get paid by climbers too, and climbers need to buy things in Kathmandu and elsewhere. Your choice, dirt poor and alive or less poor and doing the same dangerous thing your family has been doing. They are SHERPAS!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherpa_people - Read about it, they've been guides in the Himalayas since the beginning of foreign exploration from not just the west...

So basically everyone is doing the Sherpas a favour by locking them into a life of punishing servitude to rich white assholes who have something they need to prove.  I know a few decades back a pretty big factory closed in a town near mine.  Its so tragic driving through there watching all those workers lingering around waiting for it to re-open, carrying their little empty lunch containers like zombies.  If only they had some escape, some way to move on and start a new path of their life...


You're right it is tragic, tell me what other opportunities exist in the USA versus Nepal?
 
2014-05-25 01:54:07 PM  

power_slave: Anyway. A nice departure from most boring Everest books regarding the slight incline of the class 2 ascent that just about everyone else does.


Yeah, it's a "slight incline". Barely a hill at all. Any granny could walk up Everest on the way to the mall. Right.
 
2014-05-25 01:55:02 PM  

Slaxl: Farkers hate everything. Just shut up and let people spend their money doing what they want. They are striving to reach their own personal goals, while you are striving to reach another packet of cheetos.


And I....almost...got it...almost....ughhh...why aren't you helping, sick bastard?
 
2014-05-25 02:05:05 PM  

power_slave: A nice departure from most boring Everest books regarding the slight incline of the class 2 ascent that just about everyone else does.


Derp.
 
2014-05-25 03:25:49 PM  

Jument: power_slave: Anyway. A nice departure from most boring Everest books regarding the slight incline of the class 2 ascent that just about everyone else does.

Yeah, it's a "slight incline". Barely a hill at all. Any granny could walk up Everest on the way to the mall. Right.


Provided she already had the oxygen tank strapped to her walker, and stayed on the newly paved path, she could purchase gifts in the newly constructed "Top O'Mt Everest to you" gift shop.  Or course, they sell that new designer bottled oxygen.  And you can never get the bartender's attention at the oxygen bar.  Unless you are a hot chick.  A guy has to be literally turning blue.
 
2014-05-25 03:39:42 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: Unless you, subby, have made the ascent, your high-horse doesn't measure up. Let 'em celebrate the way they like.


This is Fark. Everybody sucks at everything except for the sculpted god-men who post here.
 
2014-05-25 03:55:37 PM  

Slaxl: Farkers hate everything. Just shut up and let people spend their money doing what they want. They are striving to reach their own personal goals, while you are striving to reach another packet of cheetos.


Another packet of cheetos IS my personal goal, you insensitive clod.  Tonight I hope to accomplish it without oxygen.  So there.
 
2014-05-25 05:08:19 PM  

robohobo: Climbing Everest is like sleeping with a slutty girl. There is no accomplishment. You may as well pat yourself on the back for riding Space Mountain.

ooooooh, goooood for youuuuu
/BALE!


i61.tinypic.com
 
2014-05-25 06:52:51 PM  

Sliding Carp: Slaxl: Farkers hate everything. Just shut up and let people spend their money doing what they want. They are striving to reach their own personal goals, while you are striving to reach another packet of cheetos.

Another packet of cheetos IS my personal goal, you insensitive clod.  Tonight I hope to accomplish it without oxygen.  So there.


Godspeed.
 
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