Diggler wrote:jonesa37 wrote:MoapaPk wrote:jonesa37 wrote:I don't want to sound like an asshole
touche shoulda just left that out then
but spending approx. $353,474 doesn't make you a climber it just means you can afford to have yourself brought up the mountains.
How about Link cams, Camalots, & expensive nylon dry ropes? Local porters & guides that live in many of the areas that we 'Westerners' dream of climbing will never be able to afford these extravagent toys to climb up a steep rock- they're too busy trying to scrape by. Also, the air doesn't get any thicker at 8,000m regardless of how much you've spent to be there. You really think that criticizing a lady (who saves stranded cats in her freetime) that is over twice as old as you & has summited Everest isn't poor form?? Just some things to think about.