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  1. Finsterlaine

    Finsterlaine said, about 1 hour ago

    Love the small comment lower right. Although I’d change ‘American’ to ‘Rich,’ personally.
    They need to shut down the mountain for the season, then restrict who may climb it. From what I’ve heard it’s pretty fouled-up anyway – trash everywhere, dead bodies never recovered, people climbing it who have no business doing so, just the money to hire help….
    Leave it to rich people to mess everything up.

  2. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 1 hour ago

    How strange that climbing Everest has reached this point. It used to be considered the supreme test of courage and endurance. Eventually, there might be an escalators built to the summit. Read this NGM article from 2012:
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    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/06/125-everest-maxed-out/jenkins-text
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    I wonder if tourists will in the near future take vacations into Earth orbit as matter-of-factly as this? And then the Moon?

  3. Condoreggs

    Condoreggs GoComics PRO Member said, 39 minutes ago

    Climbing is great until you make a mistake. I recall some friends years ago climbing in the “Himalayan High Wonders” who awoke one morning only to discover their porters had taken most of the supplies, and had abandoned them on the mountain. They barely made it home alive. I’d recommend Joe Simpson’s This Game of Ghosts."

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