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Old 06-23-08, 09:18 AM   #1
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Everest Restriction

It seems all those failed climbers are considered pollution

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/0...a.html?ref=rss
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Old 06-23-08, 09:22 AM   #2
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It seems all those failed climbers are considered pollution

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/0...a.html?ref=rss
yup. You die there, you stay there.
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Old 06-23-08, 09:29 AM   #3
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Tourist climbers have abused Everest long enough, good for them for shutting it down imho.
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thats fascinating. thanks for sharing!
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thats fascinating. thanks for sharing!
Read "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer. It is a fascinating account of what can go wrong on the mountain.
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Read "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer. It is a fascinating account of what can go wrong on the mountain.
Yes, thats definitely already on my "must read" list. I have a habit of checking out more books from the library than I can finish in the time allowed, and I've already had to return it twice before I cracked the cover
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Yes, thats definitely already on my "must read" list. I have a habit of checking out more books from the library than I can finish in the time allowed, and I've already had to return it twice before I cracked the cover
It's actually a pretty quick read. Especially since it's hard to put down
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I wish there was a rule on the mountain where you have to bring down any- and everything you bring up... including other climbers. That might keep a lot more bozos off the mountain...

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Read "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer. It is a fascinating account of what can go wrong on the mountain.
I cannot get through that book. It's so slow and boring to me. I've heard numerous people say it's a hard read too.

On the other hand, I read Into The Wild and loved it.
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I cannot get through that book. It's so slow and boring to me. I've heard numerous people say it's a hard read too.

On the other hand, I read Into The Wild and loved it.
Although it's not exclusively about Everest, try "No Shortcuts to the Top" by Ed Viesturs. It's about climbing all the world's 8000m peaks w/o bottled O2.
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