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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby radson » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:37 pm

Its funny, I always read about clients being dragged up Everest. I kind of wondered if the use of the word 'dragged' was just a good-natured pun at sherpa support rather than literally dragging...and then I read this about G1/2.

We got reports at base camp the following day of the epic ascent of the two Koreans and their four personal Sherpas. We were told that the Sherpas incorporated a similar style of climb that the Korean lady climber on GI used last summer. The Sherpas would climb high, set up an anchor and then pull up the two climbers by the fixed rope. They would repeat this process slowly gaining elevation. I have not seen this practice in person but several other climbers who were present and had to wait behind the Koreans for up to half an hour each time told me this is common practice with a lot of Korean high altitude climbers.


http://www.altitudejunkies.com/dispatchgasherbrum10.html

Has anyone ever seen this happening? Sounds like an incredible amount of effort. Personally, I am skeptical... and I guess by quoting, I might be adding ammo to the HA climbing-bashers but I am curious if anyone has witnessed this??
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby Buckaroo » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:00 am

""1. Charities -""

maybe

""2. Personal Achievement - ""

sure

""3. Fitness- ""

okay

"You also have to remember that the oxygen levels on the mountain are going to be very different to what they are on land.""

What? any part of the mountain is "land", the only other options are "at sea" or "in the air", you must mean sea-level.

""4. Life Changing ""

maybe, ask Beck Weathers.

"" Once you have defeated Mount Everest,""

BZZZZZTTTT!!! WRONG!!!!. You don't defeat any mountain, much less Everest, you temporarily might make it to the top. It most surely can defeat you if you're not careful.

"" there is nothing that you cannot do.""

BZZZZTTT!!!!! WRONG!!!! The regular route is barely technical. Sure it's a large logistical and physical effort but it doesn't mean you are necessarily a good all round climber, much less you are to the point you can do anything.


""5. Adventure - ""

Okay.

"" it is unlikely that you will get as much of a thrill as you would from climbing the world famous Mount Everest""

wrong

"You will never find another thrill like it, or another adventure that even compares to it.""

LOLZ!!!! way wrong. There's lots of stuff that's more interesting, about the only thing Everest really has going for it is it's the tallest. Not that I'm saying it's a bad objective or unworthy, just that it's not the best.

the real question you have to ask is who's asking this question. If it's a true climber and not someone that became a climber just because they wanted to climb Everest, then the core answer will probably be "because it's there"
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby John Duffield » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:00 pm

radson wrote:Has anyone ever seen this happening? Sounds like an incredible amount of effort. Personally, I am skeptical... and I guess by quoting, I might be adding ammo to the HA climbing-bashers but I am curious if anyone has witnessed this??


I haven't seen that but I saw a very infirm Asian woman getting supported by two Sherpas on that long steep section just before Namche. She was very clearly going in the wrong direction. It made us very uncomfortable not knowing whether to intervene or not.

In a similar vein, we had cha at the Everest Hotel and left in a heavy snowfall. There was a large Japanese group ahead of us. It was very clear that many of them had little experience in moving in snow at any altitude, nevermind 13,000 feet (4,000 M).

It would seem, those that haven't been to that part of the world, have zero concept of what is and what isn't there. In Namche, which is about as civilized as it gets, there is no electricity (ok, some solar to charge the batts on your iPod). A construction project is disconcertingly quiet. Hand saws and hammers.

Nonetheless, who can say what is going on in their minds? Terminal cancer? Peer pressure? Lifetime bucket list? A huge underestimation of the difficulty involved?

These are the highest mountains on earth. Personally, I wouldn't even pay attention to any bashing by people who haven't been there.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby MontuckyLucky » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:16 pm

I think finding more rare peaks would definitely be more rewarding. I did a big approach and skiied a peak this winter and when i was digging a pit at the top I got passed by a 4 person group. Kind of pooped on my parade. Im sure everest would be fun, just to many people for me.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:42 am

mhedleyguy wrote:Both of your articles are poorly written. They are completely devoid of any insight whatsoever. They are exactly the kind of trash that clutters up the internet and wastes time for everyone trying to preform an internet search about genuine queries.

Why would you even repost this trash here? What criticism could we give? Why are you wasting your own time writing about subjects which you do not have the slightest knowledge of?


^^^^

Ouch! That's the harshest, most scathing literary criticism ever posted to the Internet! Calling the guy's article "trash" two times, saying he's clueless and cluttering up search engines with his drivel; saying he's a shitty writer in general, implying that he's either a complete imbecile or a pure moron, etc

Obviously Mr Colin is strangely fixated on Mt Everest. Other people collect toy trains from 1950. But...your scathing review is a "harsh toke" that will surely "harsh" Mr Colin's "buzz" for all the remainder of his years. Sheeeesh.


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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby Scott » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:13 am

Ouch! That's the harshest, most scathing literary criticism ever posted to the Internet! Calling the guy's article "trash" two times, saying he's clueless and cluttering up search engines with his drivel; saying he's a shitty writer in general, implying that he's either a complete imbecile or a pure moron, etc

Obviously Mr Colin is strangely fixated on Mt Everest. Other people collect toy trains from 1950. But...your scathing review is a "harsh toke" that will surely "harsh" Mr Colin's "buzz" for all the remainder of his years. Sheeeesh.


So you're telling this to someone who hasn't even logged in on this website for more than five years? :roll:

Why even bring it up? :?
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby Hisham » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:03 pm

jedicolin wrote:I have just written a new article and wondered what you all thought of it.

Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest


If lists like this get you inspired for my Everest, it's probably not for you. Imo Everest shouldn't be a buzzfeed kind of thing. But that's just my opinion.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:01 pm

Scott wrote:
Ouch! That's the harshest, most scathing literary criticism ever posted to the Internet! Calling the guy's article "trash" two times, saying he's clueless and cluttering up search engines with his drivel; saying he's a shitty writer in general, implying that he's either a complete imbecile or a pure moron, etc

Obviously Mr Colin is strangely fixated on Mt Everest. Other people collect toy trains from 1950. But...your scathing review is a "harsh toke" that will surely "harsh" Mr Colin's "buzz" for all the remainder of his years. Sheeeesh.


So you're telling this to someone who hasn't even logged in on this website for more than five years? :roll:

Why even bring it up? :?


^^^^^^

So what you're saying then is to "just let sleeping dogs lay there"

Meanwhile, Mr Colin still actively posts ....and it is Mr Colin who demands satisfaction!

Meanwhile, after posting his scathing literary criticism of Mr Colin, a mute Mr Hedley since 2008 has been serenely sitting pretty in the catbird seat, "snug as a bug in a rug."



I submit to you: Why not nudge the "hornet's nest" that is Mr Hedley?


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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby Sunny Buns » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:53 pm

I didn't think the article was as bad as some commenters above. Would I base my decision to go to Everest on any of the 5 reasons in the article? No. I'd go because that's what I wanted to do.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:05 am

Sunny Buns wrote:I didn't think the article was as bad as some commenters above. Would I base my decision to go to Everest on any of the 5 reasons in the article? No. I'd go because that's what I wanted to do.


^^^^

Yes, I thought the "Five Reasons" to climb Everest were mostly bullshit, too. I wouldn't even climb a ladder for those 5 Reasons.

And yet...different strokes for different folks, eh? Whatever Floats yer Boat. If you wanna Climb Everest For Simple-Minded People with Leprosy....it's all cool.

Mr Colin expressed his sincere opinions honestly and competently enough...so I must defend his freedom of expression, even if it costs me my life.


Where art thou? you base dissembler, Mr Hedley!
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby jedicolin » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:47 pm

mhedleyguy wrote:Both of your articles are poorly written. They are completely devoid of any insight whatsoever. They are exactly the kind of trash that clutters up the internet and wastes time for everyone trying to preform an internet search about genuine queries.

Why would you even repost this trash here? What criticism could we give? Why are you wasting your own time writing about subjects which you do not have the slightest knowledge of?


Ok, I might not be the best at writing.

Just so you know, I am not a mountaineer, I have not even seen Mount Everest in all her glory.

My website 'Mount Everest The British Story' http://www.everest1953.co.uk is a hobby for me as I do not work because of a disability.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:26 am

There's always a place for climbing historians and chroniclers...keep up the good work
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby lcarreau » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:46 pm

jesu, joy of man's desiring wrote:There's always a place for climbing historians and chroniclers...


Yeah Steve, but that place is NOT here. .... :lol:
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby jedicolin » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:11 pm

lcarreau wrote:
jesu, joy of man's desiring wrote:There's always a place for climbing historians and chroniclers...


Yeah Steve, but that place is NOT here. .... :lol:


So are you saying that I am not allowed to promote articles/news etc from my site here?
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby Bob Sihler » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:40 am

Scott wrote:
Ouch! That's the harshest, most scathing literary criticism ever posted to the Internet! Calling the guy's article "trash" two times, saying he's clueless and cluttering up search engines with his drivel; saying he's a shitty writer in general, implying that he's either a complete imbecile or a pure moron, etc

Obviously Mr Colin is strangely fixated on Mt Everest. Other people collect toy trains from 1950. But...your scathing review is a "harsh toke" that will surely "harsh" Mr Colin's "buzz" for all the remainder of his years. Sheeeesh.


So you're telling this to someone who hasn't even logged in on this website for more than five years? :roll:

Why even bring it up? :?


I suspect a combination of alcohol and boredom.
"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off."

--Terry Lennox, The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
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