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Old 06-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:32 AM   #2
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Wow....never wanted to climb anything higher than a 40' ladder.
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I think I know what the guy in pic 7 was doing when he died. He was doing more than resting.
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My former climbing buddy was on the team that first climbed the east face of Everest in 1983, he made it to 27,000 feet before a lung infection forced him to retreat.

The irony is, that after all the scary places that he and I climbed, the most nervous that I've seen him was about 8 feet up on an extension ladder.
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I never had any desire.
Seems like an awful long walk...and then when you get there, there isn't even a place to fish.
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I never had any desire.
Seems like an awful long walk...and then when you get there, there isn't even a place to fish.

true, but you do have a heck of a view
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Seems like an awful long walk...and then when you get there, there isn't even a place to fish.
Sheesh. And I'm tired after my four mile walk today.
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My former climbing buddy was on the team that first climbed the east face of Everest in 1983, he made it to 27,000 feet before a lung infection forced him to retreat.

The irony is, that after all the scary places that he and I climbed, the most nervous that I've seen him was about 8 feet up on an extension ladder.
One of his favorite stories is about the life insurance salesman who signed him up for a huge policy just a few days before he left for Tibet. During the interview, the salesman asked him about some specific dangerous hobbies: skydiving, cave diving, and so on. Dave answered (truthfully) in the negative for all the questions asked. After they'd signed all the paperwork and were visiting, the salesman asked him if he was going to be doing anything interesting. He explained that he was leaving in a week for an attempt on an unclimbed face of Mt. Everest. He thought the salesman was going to faint. Fortunately, Dave made it back unscathed, except for losing something like 30 pounds.
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I knocked one off the bucket list and reached Everest Base camp in 2001.

We climbed a small mountain near by...just under 19 000 feet. Looked like a mole hill comparatively, but that altitude is nearly as high as North America gets (Alaska).

Sadly, the top of the World has become a tourist destination.


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I knocked one off the bucket list and reached Everest Base camp in 2001.

We climbed a small mountain near by...just under 19 000 feet. Looked like a mole hill comparatively, but that altitude is nearly as high as North America gets (Alaska).

Sadly, the top of the World has become a tourist destination.


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I think that soon, one will have to leave earth, NOT to be a tourist attraction.
I can remember in the early 60's the drive from when you hit the island down to Hatteras, NC was (for the most part) deserted. Not anywhere near the same as Everest, but
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The reason that so many die on Everest is because any out of shape clown with 75,000 dollars can have their fat ass guided up there. The standard route is nothing more than a high altitude slog with a two hour line at the Hillary step. It was something in 1924 and 1953 but now it's a cattle route.
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The reason that so many die on Everest is because any out of shape clown with 75,000 dollars can have their fat ass guided up there. The standard route is nothing more than a high altitude slog with a two hour line at the Hillary step. It was something in 1924 and 1953 but now it's a cattle route.
Hell, triple that and you can go to the moon with Beiber..
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I've always steered away from where tourists go. The bottom of my pool is free of them.



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Reading the comments there and look there's another Mudbone out there lol

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