Sunny Buns wrote:
As Freddy said, "Show must go on"...
Are you unhappy that climbers are allowed to continue climbing the mountain?
It is not whether to be happy or unhappy. This drama has finally into evidence a risk that virtually everyone (anyone?) did not want to see or admit. It is only after that we became aware of the cost of the lives of "ice doctors". There is a reality we can not ignore: the importance of tourism in the Nepalese economy. But tourism can not exist without sherpas, at least to climb the highest peaks. I am lucky to have as a friend, a guy who works every spring with Miss Hawley to continue the memory of Everest and the Himalayas. Sometimes it tells me about the functioning of the Nepalese society, corruption and clans trekking agencies, tells me that the current situation is not the result of a risk but one of society. As one young Nepalese said “The people in the old times weren’t educated.They were forced to go to Everest." http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-ad ... erest.html
I am appalled to see that some westerns reject on Nepaleses the failure of their own lives. It must be really crazy to tackle all - work, home, etc.. - to satisfy a chimera. “It is a bitter, bitter disappointment,
” said James Brooman, 34, a British investment banker. “I’m probably worse off than most in some ways, since I quit my job and my apartment to do this, so to leave here with a shattered dream — no job, a lot less money and no real home — it’s tough.”
It is filled with what the brain of one who says "I can not help aim Feel That I have let everyone down,"
wrote Kent Stewart, an American climber, in a blog post. "If I do not ever make it to the top of Everest, I'm afraid there will always be a hole in my life, and frankly, that 'worries me."
(The fact that he deleted his article here http://firstandmonday.com/uncategorized ... cancelled/
says a lot about the guy ...)
We live in a crazy world where the simple fact of wanting to live his dream allows you to crush all around you simply because you paid for a service that you can not take alone. Everything is good to justify his motives : scatter the ashes of his younger brother, give hope (?) to those suffering from a rare diseasehttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/2 ... erpas.html
We forget that we never climbs a mountain for others but for ourself.
The real drama of the mountain is we no longer hear people say they are going on Everest only because it is there...