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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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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavid View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavid View Post
    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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