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Deadly Everest

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So a lot of people died on Mount Everest this week https://www.cbsnews.com/news/everest-climber-robin-fisher-who-warned-of-overcrowding-becomes-8th-person-to-die-on-peak/

it used to to be something I wanted to do, but it has definitely become less appealing as I get older, and the amount of money to get a permit and hire a guide is ridiculous

is this something you have done? Or something you want to do?

hspexy
9 months ago
What do you think of this?
Johnny
Johnny9 months ago

No.

I hate queuing.

Especially in the cold.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 months ago

Yep...queuing in the ‘death zone’...minimal oxygen...carrying a heavy backpack full of climbing and survival gear...just waiting and waiting...Definitely something I wouldn’t find appealing

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BW07
BW079 months ago

£8,100 just for a permit to go up there? Thats absolutely nuts, especially when you have to queue at the top

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 months ago

Yes it’s completely bonkers - people are risking their lives as they wait around for their turn, and paying for it

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Pjran
Pjran9 months ago

It’s ridiculous to make people queue in freezing conditions, the Nepalese government should be ashamed. Ive heard it’s disgusting conditions making the climb with rubbish and feces on the routes. Just a money spinner!

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 months ago

It is indeed. Apparently there’s loads of dead bodies up there also, as it’s not always possible to find missing people. It’s very sad

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ACR
ACR9 months ago

If I had the money and lots of free time I would consider it. There is a reputable UK company that does an Everest Summit climbing trip and they charge over £45,000 for a two month trip - most of this is to acclimatise to the altitude. They only take experienced climbers that have been on other trips with them. So they'll know if you have the fitness and skills to attempt the climb. The main route is not technically difficult compared to other mountains, but being above 8,000m, avalanches, freezing temperatures, being caught out by changes in weather, etc is obviously a risk. Although, they clearly need to reduce the number of permits issued.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 months ago

oh yes, too many permits issued for people who probably haven’t trained for it - and even the experienced climbers have had issues. Very sad

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames9 months ago

I hate the cold & i hate walking so i wouldnt do it if someone paid me. 🤣

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi9 months ago

No way.....Cold and hard to breath and climbing and climbing on the ice...

There is an other mountain, the second highest in Pakistan, that is even harder and more people die on it, but I just think the people who want to climb it, they want to die.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 months ago

Yes possibly - either suicidal or willing to die trying, and paying for the privilege to do so. I guess it’s their lives, so it’s their choice

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mrmarkbaker
mrmarkbaker9 months ago

if i had the money , i would of done it , not fit enough now , so out of the question now ,

i have trekked in Peru at 7000m , and climbed Kilimanjaro , nearly 6000m ....that was cold -20c , nothing like Everest of course .......

for those who dont understand the attraction , its a bit like doing a jig-saw .....some like it some cant see whats the point ,

doing a marathon ,

swimming the channel ,

bike riding John o`groats to lands end

sail around the world ,

etc etc

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