by robgendreau » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:46 am
by Marmaduke » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:19 am
by Marmaduke » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:29 am
by Jimmie » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:16 am
by tigerlilly » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:15 am
by Charles » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:17 am
robgendreau wrote:A thirteen-year-old is attempting to summit Everest:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 220D49.DTL
Aside from issues about the danger on such a peak, I'm curious about whether anyone knows about the possible effects of hypoxia on young brains. I'd figure that oxygen deprivation might be worse on a developing neural system, but I'm no doc and we're arguing at work about it. Anyone know?
I'm no fan of the nanny state, and have enjoyed doing some pretty dangerous things in my youth, but you won't find me contributing to the climbing fund.
by dyusem » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:42 pm
by Gabriele Roth » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:53 pm
by visentin » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:47 pm
by Hotoven » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:51 pm
gabriele wrote:many years ago in Brenta a friend of mine climbed the Fehrmann route to Campanile Basso (D - 5.7) leaded by his son, 11 years old ...
I was there and looking at him (the boy) with admiration : safe, fast, careful, with no effort at all ... I felt envious
... why didn't I started climbing when 9 yo ???
a 13 years old boy surely can climb Everest with less effort and risk than an old (rich) fart leaded by 2 guides and company
by talusfinder » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:00 pm
tigerlilly wrote:Ah...Your all a bunch of old farts. Can't you remember what it was like to be 13?! hee hee
If your worried about these folks losing brain cells, I think they've already lost some.
I mean, who will carry his Legos? Will he start a Pokemon thread here? What happens if he drops his DS into a crevasse?!
Not to mention, my GAWD, can you imagine?! "Mommmm...where are my mittens?!" , "Momm....the sherpa is being mean to me", "Mommm....I need to puke....Momm....I need to peee......"
Freaking...No Thanks, Man. My kids go to GRANDMA'S HOUSE. I'll bag the peak myself thank you, very much. At least until my kids turn 13 and a half.
by Cy Kaicener » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:14 pm
by Luciano136 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:19 pm
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