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Re: Speed record attempt to climb all fourteen 8000m peaks?

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:16 pm

Writing a book, going on talk shows, giving motivational speeches to corporations for $5000-$15000 a pop, getting more money from a subpar garmet manufacturer. If not for those items this fellow wouldn't even have the slightest intrest in this.
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Re: Speed record attempt to climb all fourteen 8000m peaks?

Postby Burchey » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:43 pm

mrchad9 wrote:Writing a book, going on talk shows, giving motivational speeches to corporations for $5000-$15000 a pop, getting more money from a subpar garmet manufacturer. If not for those items this fellow wouldn't even have the slightest intrest in this.


You forgot all the groupie wang mouthification
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Re: Speed record attempt to climb all fourteen 8000m peaks?

Postby 2600fromatari » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:46 pm

I don't see what the big fuss is all about. If some guy(s) wants to do all 14 8,000 meter peaks and is able to get funding for it, more power to them. It'd be wrong if they were making themselves out to be the second coming of Reinhold Messner, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'd see an issue if they hid the fact that +3,000 porters were there to help, but again, that's not the case.

This is a big physical challenge, even with support. I've never been to he Himalayas or Karakorums, but I can't imagine K2, Nanga Parbat, or Annapurna being easy by any route, whether you do it expedition or alpine style.
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Re: Speed record attempt to climb all fourteen 8000m peaks?

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:57 am

People that climb them alpine style still use a load of porters.

Writing a book, going on talk shows, giving motivational speeches to corporations for $5000-$15000 a pop, getting more money from a subpar garmet manufacturer. If not for those items this fellow wouldn't even have the slightest intrest in this.


Maybe you are right. Hope not.
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Re: Speed record attempt to climb all fourteen 8000m peaks?

Postby clmbr » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:08 am

mrchad9 wrote:Writing a book, going on talk shows, giving motivational speeches to corporations for $5000-$15000 a pop, getting more money from a subpar garmet manufacturer. If not for those items this fellow wouldn't even have the slightest intrest in this.

You have to watch the video again, they say it is:
clmbr wrote:...not from "ego perspective", not "to be famous", not "for a lot of money", but "from different place": "human trafficking", "changing kids’ lives", for "global awareness", because "God is in all of us".

Got it?!
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Re: Speed record attempt to climb all fourteen 8000m peaks?

Postby Sunny Buns » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:35 am

Sounds kind of stupid to me. This kind of stunt does not make me think highly of the company.
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Re: Speed record attempt to climb all fourteen 8000m peaks?

Postby Mountain Bandit » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:17 am

Fools like Paris Hilton, Miley Cirus and that Kardashian family seem 'kind of stupid' to me and the way they act does not make me think highly of them (a view which I assume/hope is shared with all sane human beings), yet they keep doing what they do.

People in this world (and companies) have different methods of running and enjoying their lives.......
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