asmrz wrote:Number 6 (or whatever #) could be: Do you want to climb any mountain while totally doped? Sucking on O2 all the way to the summit of Everest is just like Tour de France cyclist using drugs. Supplementary Oxygen in this situation is just like doping yourself to do something you could never do otherwise. Climbing Everest while drugged should be completely discredited for what it is; not much.
KristoriaBlack wrote:Joe White wrote:I just can't get over the cost issue. $10,000-25,000 for a permit from the government of Nepal?! And that's, not including all the other costs associated with expeditions. It's amazing to me how much disposable income people have (or have saved) to climb big mountains.
Different folks have different priorities, that's all.
Bill Kerr wrote:What happened to the lengthy thread on Everest that started with Will Gadd's article about Everest no longer being significant from a climbing perspective?
radson wrote:From a climbing standpoint there are much more than 2 routes up the mountain, it's umm kind of a big hill.
Vitaliy M wrote:KristoriaBlack wrote:I'd do it in a heart beat if only I had 30-80K worth of possessions I could sell off.
I would do it in a heart beat if someone covered my permit costs (any volunteers?). Even getting up to 4th camp or something would be fun...even to see it and hang in the base camp would be interesting IMO! It is a big adventure no matter what. It may not be the greatest thing in alpinism (to take a standard route), but still fun for whoever does it.
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