Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Everest Circus Noir Continues

Four Confirmed Dead in Two Days on Everest and Lhotse - Page 1 | Mount Everest | OutsideOnline.com

And people ask me why I never wanted to climb Everest. This isn't climbing - it's a bizarre and too often tragic collection of oddballs with wacky motivations. (IMHO) After all, who wouldn't want to carry their bicycle up Everest even though they've never climbed before. That's gotta be worth dying for.

With enough cynicism I can think of the clients as Darwin at work. But what saddens me more are the professional guides who go along with the whole affair, perhaps because it's one of the few ways to make high altitude mountaineering pay.

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