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Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby jedicolin » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:20 pm

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

Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby dsunwall » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:15 pm

I think you could apply all 5 of those reasons to other peaks that are as or more challenging from a mountaineers standpoint.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby CSUMarmot » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:18 pm

tallest is not equal to hardest
K2 is the one that should be getting the attention
Dammit kid get off mah lawn!!!
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby Tanngrisnir3 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:29 am

Hkakabo Razi says otherwise.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby Brad Marshall » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:33 am

CSUMarmot wrote:tallest is not equal to hardest
K2 is the one that should be getting the attention


It will.

K2 will be the next Everest in terms of commercial guiding IMO.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby Princess Buttercup » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:54 pm

Best part of that "article" is the photoshopped portrait in front of E.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby radson » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:01 pm

Yikes. I would have to disagree with most of the article. Just riddled with cliches.

1. Really hard to get people excited about climbing Everest now with regards to charities.
2. Often the opposite happens, some people climb Everest and then a bit of a loss as what to do next.
3. Some surprisingly unfit people have summited. Very different oxygen levels than that on land? perhaps you mean sea-level.
4. Um yeah there is a lot that possibly cant be done. A recent seven summiter was unable to climb NZ's highest mountain due to poor cramponing skills.
5. Bleah, depends on the persons climbing background.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby mhedleyguy » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:27 am

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?
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby NW » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:34 pm

I think I would feel rather depressed after climbing Everest. I would be more interested in it if I got to spend weeks trekking up through the land, get to know the people and their culture, make new friends, really have an experience. As opposed to trucking or flying in (in some circumstances), expecting money to make everyone do anything I didn't feel like doing, leaving my garbage all over the land, climbing fixed ropes that I had no hand in putting up and stepping over the bodies of other people that have been abandoned to the elements. But I don't have to worry, I don't see an Everest trip in my budget that's for sure!
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby Hotoven » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:02 pm

Brad Marshall wrote:
CSUMarmot wrote:tallest is not equal to hardest
K2 is the one that should be getting the attention


It will.

K2 will be the next Everest in terms of commercial guiding IMO.


I agree, and sadly it might become another trash dump just like the E.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby Hulio » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:06 pm

"You will never find another thrill like it, or another adventure that even compares to it." --> Is this meant as a serious comment?

I have a feeling Mel Torino would love this list.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby John Duffield » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:47 pm

Yeah,

for only about 30 grand, you can get on a Russian Icebreaker that smashes it's way to the North Pole. Stand where only "a few" have.

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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby maxomeara » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:50 pm

NW wrote:I think I would feel rather depressed after climbing Everest. I would be more interested in it if I got to spend weeks trekking up through the land, get to know the people and their culture, make new friends, really have an experience. As opposed to trucking or flying in (in some circumstances), expecting money to make everyone do anything I didn't feel like doing, leaving my garbage all over the land, climbing fixed ropes that I had no hand in putting up and stepping over the bodies of other people that have been abandoned to the elements. But I don't have to worry, I don't see an Everest trip in my budget that's for sure!


You do get to spend weeks trekking up through the land, you do get to know the people and experience their culture, you make lifelong friends and I would say it's a pretty awesome experience. You don't have to pay for Sherpas to do things you don't want to do and you certainly don't have to leave your garbage all over the land. There seems to be this notion that every Everest expedition costs $80,000 and you get dragged up the mountain by Sherpas who do everything short of wipe your ass and you never carry any of your own gear but thats really not the case. Yeah you can certainly pay for that if that's the experience you're looking for, but it is what you make it.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby radson » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:18 am

I think the bashing Vitaliy is more due to the poor quality of the article.
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Re: Five Reasons to Climb Mount Everest

Postby NW » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:21 pm

[/quote]You do get to spend weeks trekking up through the land, you do get to know the people and experience their culture, you make lifelong friends and I would say it's a pretty awesome experience. You don't have to pay for Sherpas to do things you don't want to do and you certainly don't have to leave your garbage all over the land. There seems to be this notion that every Everest expedition costs $80,000 and you get dragged up the mountain by Sherpas who do everything short of wipe your ass and you never carry any of your own gear but thats really not the case. Yeah you can certainly pay for that if that's the experience you're looking for, but it is what you make it.[/quote]

Yea I know, I simply was referring to the way that has become popular. Kind of a grab it and go sort of trip, which is sad. Unfortunately I guess most people can't spare lots of time and try to do it quickly (so to speak). Obviously it's good for people to have a dream and accomplish it I just think it's to bad that some do it without much thought of those around them or their effect on the area, but that happens all over, not just Everest. I mean I was on a tiny mountain this summer and it was covered in trash and I felt disgusted and couldn't understand why people would do that. Same thing there, just more people and a much bigger area and some people willing to do anything to get to the top.
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