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2020-11-23 7:28:40 AM  
Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.
 
2020-11-23 10:31:48 AM  

Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.


I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.
 
2020-11-23 12:50:59 PM  
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2020-11-23 12:54:15 PM  

SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.


Hillary climbed Everest? No wonder we can't find the Yeti. She probably murdered it.
 
2020-11-23 12:56:03 PM  
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I wonder how many oxygen bottles they left behind?
 
2020-11-23 12:58:35 PM  

SpectroBoy: When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.


Tenzing Norgay
 
2020-11-23 12:58:41 PM  
SpectroBoy:
I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

Everest is not nearly as challenging as Annapourna or K2, and that is why there is no lines to the summit of those.  Everest can be summited by rank amateurs, they will not be able to summit K2.  most are able to summit Everest because they are being handheld to the top.  what an accomplishment, right?

hell Denali sports a 50% success rate, it's that hard and there are no Sherpas to carry your shiat.

Nepal will continue to flog the cash cow so don't expect things on Everest to change in your lifetime.
 
2020-11-23 12:59:28 PM  
Sweet, we can sell Himalayan micro bead facial cleansers now!
 
2020-11-23 1:02:05 PM  
OK.
 
2020-11-23 1:02:24 PM  

kbronsito: SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.

Hillary climbed Everest? No wonder we can't find the Yeti. She probably murdered it.


Well she found out it planned to run on the democratic platform in 2016.


(Ducks)
 
2020-11-23 1:02:26 PM  
Who cares?

Do you honestly expect me to believe that a million year old mountain is going to be ruined by a few (or a million) pieces of plastic?
 
2020-11-23 1:04:01 PM  

SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.


I mean, it is cool. I did the hike to base camp last year, and that was plenty for me. (Sleeping in a tent in below-freezing gale-force winds and having all your water freeze while hacking up a lung for one night was probably enough for one lifetime.) Our outfit paid and insured the guides pretty well and was pretty strict about carry-in/carry-out, so I don't feel too bad about doing it once.)

I could never justify the cost, time or exploitation of actually climbing the mountain, (the icefall kills a lot of people,) but I do understand why people might want to.

(Fun fact: The Hillary expedition actually employed over 400 people. Supplies had to be carried by porters from Kathmandu, because there was no Lukla airport at the time, so they just hired a bunch of people to walk the 15-day round trip over and over. )
 
2020-11-23 1:06:32 PM  

SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas...


Tenzing Norgay was Sir Edmund Hilary's sherpa, and was also a true badass. Enough so to be included in Time's 100 Persons of the (20th) Century, whereas Hilary was not.

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2020-11-23 1:08:49 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.

I mean, it is cool. I did the hike to base camp last year, and that was plenty for me. (Sleeping in a tent in below-freezing gale-force winds and having all your water freeze while hacking up a lung for one night was probably enough for one lifetime.) Our outfit paid and insured the guides pretty well and was pretty strict about carry-in/carry-out, so I don't feel too bad about doing it once.)

I could never justify the cost, time or exploitation of actually climbing the mountain, (the icefall kills a lot of people,) but I do understand why people might want to.

(Fun fact: The Hillary expedition actually employed over 400 people. Supplies had to be carried by porters from Kathmandu, because there was no Lukla airport at the time, so they just hired a bunch of people to walk the 15-day round trip over and over. )


i am planning on doing the hike to basecamp next year if they are still doing it...
 
2020-11-23 1:10:32 PM  
*sigh* The joke is, "Ever seen an abominable snowman?"

"Not yeti."
 
2020-11-23 1:12:14 PM  

dothemath: Who cares?

Do you honestly expect me to believe that a million year old mountain is going to be ruined by a few (or a million) pieces of plastic?


Not sure if serious
 
2020-11-23 1:14:39 PM  

SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.


Just think, someday there will be a line of people doing the same thing on Mars climbing Olympus Mons and people remarking how blasé it's become.
 
2020-11-23 1:16:17 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: i am planning on doing the hike to basecamp next year if they are still doing it...


I'm Facebook friends with a few of the guides, and they're still taking groups up.

Two small pieces of advice: Be prepared to need more toilet paper than usual, and I'd highly recommend you bring jerky, summer sausage, or protein bars to eat higher on the trail. Past Namche Bazaar it's usually not recommended that you eat meat or vegetables that haven't been boiled, and when you've been hiking for a week straight you might run into issues living on rice, potatoes and eggs.

Also, however bad you think the tea house bathrooms are, they're worse. Sorry.
 
2020-11-23 1:18:08 PM  

undernova: dothemath: Who cares?

Do you honestly expect me to believe that a million year old mountain is going to be ruined by a few (or a million) pieces of plastic?

Not sure if serious


Ok whats the plastic going to do to the mountain?
 
2020-11-23 1:24:38 PM  

Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.


Lmao,
I came here for this, leaving satisfied.
Everest is the highest altitude garbage dump in the world, and they are worried about micro plastics?
 
2020-11-23 1:27:14 PM  

SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.


I hate to break it to you, but Hillary had oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders and base camps.
 
2020-11-23 1:27:48 PM  

undernova: dothemath: Who cares?

Do you honestly expect me to believe that a million year old mountain is going to be ruined by a few (or a million) pieces of plastic?

Not sure if serious


There's a point buried in there.  Uneducated people have to understand why the dispersal of microplastics into the environment have cascading ecological effects.  And we have to be able to explain to them in simple words why it means we have bigger problems going forward.
 
2020-11-23 1:33:44 PM  

knight_on_the_rail: SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.

I hate to break it to you, but Hillary had oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders and base camps.


But no fixed ladder.
 
2020-11-23 1:37:11 PM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: knight_on_the_rail: SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.

I hate to break it to you, but Hillary had oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders and base camps.

But no fixed ladder.


No cell phones either, if you can believe it.
 
2020-11-23 1:37:12 PM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: knight_on_the_rail: SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.

I hate to break it to you, but Hillary had oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders and base camps.

But no fixed ladder.


The Hillary Step.  I have read something about the big quake may have dislodged the Hillary Step.   Not sure if that's been proven or disproven yet.
 
2020-11-23 1:51:33 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Cyclonic Cooking Action: knight_on_the_rail: SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.

I hate to break it to you, but Hillary had oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders and base camps.

But no fixed ladder.

The Hillary Step.  I have read something about the big quake may have dislodged the Hillary Step.   Not sure if that's been proven or disproven yet.


The Hilary Step may indeed have been changed by earthquakes in recent years, however that wouldn't have anything to do with the fixed "Chinese ladder" that's present at the Second Step on the Northeast Ridge. The vast majority of those summiting with a  commercial expedition are doing so via the South Col/Southeast Ridge (the same route Hilary/Norgay used) and would only encounter ladders in the Khumbu Icefall, where due to the constantly shifting nature of the glacier they can hardly be considered "fixed."
 
2020-11-23 1:58:47 PM  
I love how all Fark threads turn into politics!
 
2020-11-23 2:02:39 PM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Dewey Fidalgo: Cyclonic Cooking Action: knight_on_the_rail: SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.

I hate to break it to you, but Hillary had oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders and base camps.

But no fixed ladder.

The Hillary Step.  I have read something about the big quake may have dislodged the Hillary Step.   Not sure if that's been proven or disproven yet.

The Hilary Step may indeed have been changed by earthquakes in recent years, however that wouldn't have anything to do with the fixed "Chinese ladder" that's present at the Second Step on the Northeast Ridge. The vast majority of those summiting with a  commercial expedition are doing so via the South Col/Southeast Ridge (the same route Hilary/Norgay used) and would only encounter ladders in the Khumbu Icefall, where due to the constantly shifting nature of the glacier they can hardly be considered "fixed."


You're right.  About the ladder. My mistake.  I'm mostly interested in the geology of it.   It does sound like it's gone now, from a quick google.
 
2020-11-23 2:03:31 PM  

asciibaron: SpectroBoy:
I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

Everest is not nearly as challenging as Annapourna or K2, and that is why there is no lines to the summit of those.  Everest can be summited by rank amateurs, they will not be able to summit K2.  most are able to summit Everest because they are being handheld to the top.  what an accomplishment, right?

hell Denali sports a 50% success rate, it's that hard and there are no Sherpas to carry your shiat.

Nepal will continue to flog the cash cow so don't expect things on Everest to change in your lifetime.


Kilimamjaro is the "easy" one and I think its summit rate is only like 70%
 
2020-11-23 2:06:24 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Dewey Fidalgo: Cyclonic Cooking Action: knight_on_the_rail: SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.

I hate to break it to you, but Hillary had oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders and base camps.

But no fixed ladder.

The Hillary Step.  I have read something about the big quake may have dislodged the Hillary Step.   Not sure if that's been proven or disproven yet.

The Hilary Step may indeed have been changed by earthquakes in recent years, however that wouldn't have anything to do with the fixed "Chinese ladder" that's present at the Second Step on the Northeast Ridge. The vast majority of those summiting with a  commercial expedition are doing so via the South Col/Southeast Ridge (the same route Hilary/Norgay used) and would only encounter ladders in the Khumbu Icefall, where due to the constantly shifting nature of the glacier they can hardly be considered "fixed."

You're right.  About the ladder. My mistake.  I'm mostly interested in the geology of it.   It does sound like it's gone now, from a quick google.


Agreed that it's almost certainly changed. The majority of photo evidence and the testimony of climbers who have first-hand knowledge of the Step (both before and after the quakes) suggest that it is at the very least changed, if not collapsed entirely.
 
2020-11-23 2:22:53 PM  
Isn't it that there's a lot of unclaimed dead people there? I wouldn't be surprised if someone with fake silicone tits died up there and is now contributing to this plastic problem.
 
2020-11-23 3:10:23 PM  
dothemath:

Ok whats the plastic going to do to the mountain?

protect it from getting mud all over it.  just like at my grandma's house, duh.
 
2020-11-23 3:39:54 PM  
Did they try checking the city park?

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2020-11-23 6:48:08 PM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Dewey Fidalgo: Cyclonic Cooking Action: knight_on_the_rail: SpectroBoy: Pinche Mateo: Where did they find it? It's completely covered with frozen garbage, poop and bodies.

I just don't get the whole everest thing at this point.

When Hillary did it he was a GENUINE bad ass. Using wool, leather, etc. he climbed that mother like a boss.

Today's Everest tourist have oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders, base camps awaiting. shiat they have phone service and parties. I mean, I get it, it's "hard". But it ain't like back in the day.

But I hear the dead bodies and poop are lovely when the evening sun catches them just right.

I hate to break it to you, but Hillary had oxygen, synthetics, Sherpas, ladders and base camps.

But no fixed ladder.

The Hillary Step.  I have read something about the big quake may have dislodged the Hillary Step.   Not sure if that's been proven or disproven yet.

The Hilary Step may indeed have been changed by earthquakes in recent years, however that wouldn't have anything to do with the fixed "Chinese ladder" that's present at the Second Step on the Northeast Ridge. The vast majority of those summiting with a  commercial expedition are doing so via the South Col/Southeast Ridge (the same route Hilary/Norgay used) and would only encounter ladders in the Khumbu Icefall, where due to the constantly shifting nature of the glacier they can hardly be considered "fixed."


True, but the Chinese side is a safer route. Plus it is now paved road all the way to base camp. When they install a pressurized escalator I'm gonna make my bid.

Apparently a guy with no arms summited in 2013, a Sherpa summited 24 times total and a 13 year old girl (what could go wrong?) did as well. Then I read another climber did it with (one leg) and thought someone might as well go full quad. But they were only missing a leg.

\ no suitcase climbs
 
2020-11-23 7:00:36 PM  

GreenSun: Isn't it that there's a lot of unclaimed dead people there? I wouldn't be surprised if someone with fake silicone tits died up there and is now contributing to this plastic problem.


Yeah. A couple hundred. Some stay as landmarks, some landmarks eventually get a "chuck him over the ledge burial" like Green Boots did. Some fall into the glacier and slowly make their way to/past base camp and emerge 30 years later.
 
2020-11-23 8:19:55 PM  
Mount Everest has become a giant trash pile for the rich and unimaginative. Frankly they need to stop humans from spoiling it further.
 
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