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Far Cough 11:32 Sun May 26
Mount Everest
Pack it in you cunts:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48407433


Queuing to get to the top with people dying

Still Nepal is rolling in it. 381 permits, at $11,000 (8,600) each, for this year's Spring season, that's 3,276,600

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normannomates 5:25 Tue May 28
Re: Mount Everest
Be a good challenge for likes of Leonard and Co next spring season.. WHO KNOWS YOU COULD MAKE BASE CAMP
FUCKING CLOWNS

normannomates 5:22 Tue May 28
Re: Mount Everest
Fuckin disgrace.

Cheezey Bell-End 11:52 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Someone planning an Everest trip should do climbs like that as a bare minimum.. Preferably in winter.

BRANDED 11:45 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Snowdonia is proper rocky and dangerous. Love climing it but you must respect it. The lakes are just hills in comparison.

Cheezey Bell-End 11:42 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
This is Crib Goch...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n86W5jMiV3Y

I do like my Youtube.. Has long replaced TV for me.

Capitol Man 11:13 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Crib Goch is a decent exposed knife edge on the way up Snowdon.

icwhs 11:09 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
What Eerie said

Cheezey Bell-End 11:06 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Snowdon has some very exposed clifftop paths and a very uneven surface.
This is a clip of some guys mountain biking up it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7ljpOGF-O0

Far Cough 9:36 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Probably not dressed for it, it certainly won't be altitude sickness :-)

mashed in maryland 9:18 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Just been looking up Snowdonia. Only just found out apparently around 10 people die there every year. Had no idea about that.

Mart O 8:53 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Newby served in the SBS in WWII. I suspect he might have been quite fit.

Dwight Van Mann 8:49 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
another copped it - 11 in 10 days

Capitol Man 4:34 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Eric Shipman and HW Tillman have written some of the best mountaineering books out there. They both had an interesting time in WW2 - one In a resistance movement with communists in Italy, and the other in the foreign service in Asia.

Pair of them lived incredible lives.

Nurse Ratched 4:06 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
I don't think Samir has been climbed that many times since, but that's probably as much to do with the political situation out there as much as anything.

, 3:53 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
I read that book in the 1970’s. Newby was not an adventurer as such but he used to write a travel column in the Guardian/Observer. Whilst it is true to say that he was not a mountain climber he was a very fit bloke and Mir Samir although very high is probably the easiest to climb of its peer group.

The book was/is a great read.

Nurse Ratched 3:44 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
One of my favourite books is 'A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush'. Its writer, Eric Newby and his friend Hugh decided they would be the first people to scale fearsome Mir Samir in Afghanistan in the 1950s. The fact that neither of them had any climbing experience was not viewed by Eric and Hugh as a significant barrier. They simply went for a weekend in Wales to learn how to use the kit and do a bit of light climbing in Snowdonia, then they set off for the Hindu Kush. It's a great story.

Far Cough 3:33 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
"His advice was that climbers should have to show experience of having climbed something similar but smaller."

Does the away section at St James Park count?

mashed in maryland 3:26 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Fair enough

Sven Roeder 3:22 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Climbing expert was on bbc breakfast the other day and said some turn up having never used crampons before.
And some put them on the wrong way round.
His advice was that climbers should have to show experience of having climbed something similar but smaller.

mashed in maryland 3:18 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
I doubt that many attemptees(sic?) just rock up on the day with zero experience tbf.

Fair play to anyone who gives it a go.

I do agree that the Sherpas need a bit more credit though and more probably needs to be done about all the environmental stuff.

Far Cough 3:14 Mon May 27
Re: Mount Everest
Mount Everest has a poop problem, as the Washington Post reported.
This season, porters have carried 28,000 pounds of human waste from Everest base camp to be dumped in pits at Gorak Shep, a frozen lake bed located 17,000 feet above sea level.


There you go

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