It's Getting Crowded at the Top

Discussion in 'Chatter' started by IQless1, May 25, 2012.

  1. IQless1
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    Every year, hundreds of people succeed in climbing to the top of Mount Everest. The vast majority of them make it back down the mountain alive...but a few of them don't. Death is part of the allure of the mountain, a test of a persons will, their strength, their stamina.

    Today's ascents are tough, and people still die, but the routes to the top are well known and are prepared in advance of the ascents by sherpas, locals accustomed to living in high altitudes.

    That's part of the discontent felt every year by the more "purist" climbers, that with all the outside help, it's becoming too easy for inexperienced climbers to attempt the ascent... and it's getting too crowded during the few weeks ascents are possible.
    Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18202550
    & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Everest (interesting 3d renderings)

    It's getting so crowded, crime is becoming an issue as well:
    Ahhhh, smell the blooming civilization? ...that's the garbage the climbers leave behind. Really, you can pay $40 to $80 grand (or more) to climb the thing, but you can't pay someone to haul your garbage (or your dead body) down afterwards? Yeah, it's not easy, or wise even, but there's something like 150 people dead up on that rock... a lot of them viewable from the paths on the way to the summit. It's a wake-up call for some, a look into their own fate for others....who may become the next body lying there frozen at the top of the World.
     
  2. JoeNation
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    Yeah, I was up there last week and the lines at the drive-thru were terrible. I hate tourist season. :D
     
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  4. JoeNation
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    I hear Romney and Ryan already have the Mount Everest vote locked up.
     
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  6. IQless1
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    :confused:... (seeing new signage up) Do I tip them? ...Over. :D
     
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    An empty chair to represent the republican point of view! How true! Good one!
     
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  9. IQless1
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    This is an otherwise dead thread, isn't it?...:confused:... So, do I tip him?
     
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    I'm using this thread for my own purposes...
     
  11. IQless1
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    Then, I shall tip you: Obama will win, again. ;)
     
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  13. IQless1
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    ...(holding nose)...Another tip then: Go deep next time you wipe.
     
  14. David

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    Your confusion is understandable...ususally, when you post, it does kill a thread but this one seems to be alive & well.
     
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  15. IQless1
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    I live to kill. ;)
     
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  17. IQless1
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  18. IQless1
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    I have seen no proof that either exist. Why do you continue to lie?
     
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