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    People dying on Mt. Everest, what else is new

    They should erect big fans that keep the body on the ascent route rather than fall line and have a counterweight system so that the bodies can be lowered to camp III unmanned.

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    I understand the realities a rescue on Everest and I know pretty much everyone that attempts it knows as well.

    My issue with it is the number of people willing to put themselves in that position... and guides and guiding companies willing to profit from it.

    And the media and culture willing to glorify it.

    Most Americans, though? Do they stop and help people? I've watched countless people pass/step over homeless people clearly in duress without appearing to give a second thought. Someone else will help.

    Is it that much different than the meritocracy we currently live in?

    We watch people lose everything they worked for because they get sick or injured... and think what? They knew the risks? They should have saved more or they should have bought more insurance...

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    back in the day I was flying Toro to Vancover 1st class Ward Air where I ended up sitting next to to Laurie Skreslet the first Canadian to summit Everest, at that point he was on the talk show/motivational speaker tour trying to cash in while he could

    On the 82 Canex expedition Climbers died, sherpa's died, people quit, so being asshole I am I said " wasn't there was some controversy on that climb ? " he answered yes and changed the subject but a couple of those airline 1/2 bottles of french wine later Laurie spontaneously openned up, almost out of nowhere he said " you know when you climb Everest you thro your life away and some people just were not able to accept that "

    climbing everest in 82 was a little different than now but people are still dying

    I wonder what the ratio is now that its a commercial business ?

    if you google deaths on everest the stats are there > 300 people have died trying
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    ^^^ That's the crux of the biscuit right there. You go play up there then you do so knowing that your survival is first, not a certainty, and second, entirely your own responsibility.

    You choose to go recreate in the "death zone" and shit goes haywire. Now what? What is you self rescue or your legacy is becoming the next Mr Green Boots signpost along the route. If you manage to get up above 20k' in the Himalaya without internalizing that lesson then I guess you are welcome to second guess the actions of those who choose to keep ascending or descending while you are in distress but it's not going to change the fact that you're proper fuct.
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    Surprised there's been no mention of Caroline Gleich being there right now in 8 pages. I think she's cool. But she seems very divisive for the TGR crowd.

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    there is no mention because there is already a hate thread open somwhere else and besides ... she isn't dead yet
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    Five people died on Everest last year. Compared to 13 avie deaths in Colorado. Perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    Five people died on Everest last year. Compared to 13 avie deaths in Colorado. Perspective.
    How many people backcountry ski in Colorado versus how many people attempt Everest in a year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    UT's finest sports athlete is practically live streaming on Insta from there this week.
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    Surprised there's been no mention of Caroline Gleich being there right now in 8 pages.
    Dude: I think that's who BRO was talking about up thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Dude: I think that's who BRO was talking about up thread.
    Haha, missed that.

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    ^ The Rapid Ascent team including @carolinegleich and @rob.lea, guides @chadpeele and @carla.perez.ec reached the summit at 7:05am on May 24 in a solid push from camp 3.


    * haven't seen any social media/confirmation on a safe descent


    I'm an old now armchair mountaineer and of the opinion that these internet people may have stood on the same summit as those climbers who reached it in the pre-professional guiding era; their accomplishment by no means compares to the toil and grit that those hard man of another era displayed; now get off my lawn!
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    I would agree ^^ more people are being dragged up everest so more people are summiting who probably don't have the qualifications to be there

    but the dying part hasnt really changed
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    People dying on Mt. Everest, what else is new

    ^^ just read about a client that used TWO guides because of his weight concerns to help him get to the top. Collapsed upon reaching the summit and died.

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    According to this there is a 1 in 60 something chance of dying for all Everest attempters.

    Also old people are way more likely to die.

    https://www.climbing.com/news/climbi...it-to-the-top/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    ^^ just read about a client that used TWO guides because of his weight concerns to help him get to the top. Collapsed upon reaching the summit and died.
    You have to admit, hell of a place to die.

    Still up there? Should stick a flag in his butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtngirl79 View Post
    According to this there is a 1 in 60 something chance of dying for all Everest attempters.

    Also old people are way more likely to die.

    https://www.climbing.com/news/climbi...it-to-the-top/
    And some Sherpa just summited for the 29th time. He and his Bros must laugh at this shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    You have to admit, hell of a place to die.

    Still up there? Should stick a flag in his butt.
    Summit just got four feet higher. Next person up gets a new record!
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    People dying on Mt. Everest, what else is new

    On second thought, we shouldn’t summit Everest. ‘Tis a silly place.

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    idiotic climb to 19,347 ft after a couple months of gradual weakening due to parasites, a broken hand and torn meniscus convinced me there was no longer any need to go that high. or be that stupid.

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    pretty though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    And some Sherpa just summited for the 29th time. He and his Bros must laugh at this shit.
    its actually 24 times and they are hindu so they probably don't laugh at it
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post


    pretty though
    it is beautiful to look at and look from.


    it is pretty leisurely compared to some but the conditions were shitty and i was weak and it was egomaniacally stupid because i had missed the chance to climb it the last time years earlier because of a body surfing injury. i used everything i had to the top and barely made it down. i used to have an affinity for pain and that mostly cured it. i was an idiot and i definitely escaped with my life.

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    Highest I've ever gone is 11K+ on Rainier.

    Also been to the top of Huayna Picchu which is just under 9K.

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