Join for free
Reply
Page 2 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 > Last »
Longdogs's Avatar
Longdogs
Chatterbox
Longdogs is offline
England
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 33,627
Longdogs is male  Longdogs has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
24-05-2019, 04:46 PM
11

Re: Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

Originally Posted by ruthio ->
High time it was closed to the public.

Did you see the photograph of the traffic jam?
It was appalling...that was what killed one of them, not the climb itself but the hours of delay getting safely back down.
At that dangerously high altitude every minute counts.
I saw that on the news this morning, that's ridiculous, worse than queueing at IKEA.

As for the rubbish they leave behind, that's what annoys me, whilst we are all fiddling around with no carrier bags and having to take our own cup when we buy a coffee, these clowns can get away with littering a mountain.
Reply With Quote
ruthio
Chatterbox
ruthio is offline
Southern UK
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 11,888
ruthio is female  ruthio has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
24-05-2019, 04:48 PM
12

Re: Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

Does it create jobs and revenue for the locals?
I suppose that's why they put up with the sh#t ?
Reply With Quote
Bratti's Avatar
Bratti
Senior Member
Bratti is offline
Canada
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 3,905
Bratti is female  Bratti has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
24-05-2019, 04:55 PM
13

Re: Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

Yes. The revenue it brings.
I’m shocked. I’ve imagined this place to be so breathtakingly beautiful that people are drawn to it and want to climb it for a dare and a thrill.
When I thought of climbers going up I imagined them doing it in small groups. I’d understood about the dead bodies here and there but looking at these pictures makes this entire idea appauling and to think people actually PAY for this is mind boggling.
Reply With Quote
Longdogs's Avatar
Longdogs
Chatterbox
Longdogs is offline
England
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 33,627
Longdogs is male  Longdogs has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
24-05-2019, 04:58 PM
14

Re: Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

I have always imagined mountaineers to be soulful people with concerns for the environment. I was wrong.
Reply With Quote
Omah's Avatar
Omah
Senior Member
Omah is online now
Lancaster, UK
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 4,773
Omah is male  Omah has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
24-05-2019, 05:03 PM
15

Re: Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

Originally Posted by Bratti ->
Yes. The revenue it brings.
Iím shocked. Iíve imagined this place to be so breathtakingly beautiful that people are drawn to it and want to climb it for a dare and a thrill.
When I thought of climbers going up I imagined them doing it in small groups. Iíd understood about the dead bodies here and there but looking at these pictures makes this entire idea appauling and to think people actually PAY for this is mind boggling.
How much to climb Everest?

The quick answer is about $45,000.00 but there are several choices to be made when climbing Mount Everest and each have different cost consequences.

Also, that sum doesn't include many things, including travel, training and kit.
Reply With Quote
Besoeker's Avatar
Besoeker
Senior Member
Besoeker is offline
Doncaster, UK
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 4,616
Besoeker is male  Besoeker has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
24-05-2019, 05:05 PM
16

Re: Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

The trash is awful. But how would you get a refuse truck up there?
Reply With Quote
Bratti's Avatar
Bratti
Senior Member
Bratti is offline
Canada
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 3,905
Bratti is female  Bratti has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
24-05-2019, 05:08 PM
17

Re: Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

Originally Posted by Longdogs ->
I have always imagined mountaineers to be soulful people with concerns for the environment. I was wrong.
I knowwww! Me too. What a sad realization.
The other day someone shows a river in a beautiful topical area that was apparently supplying 35 million people that you couldnít even see the water due to all the garbage. It was disgusting. After that thought my next thought was that if thereís 35 million people relying on this water supply then 35 million people could pick up the garbage and clean it.
I donít get it.
Reply With Quote
Omah's Avatar
Omah
Senior Member
Omah is online now
Lancaster, UK
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 4,773
Omah is male  Omah has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
24-05-2019, 05:10 PM
18

Re: Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

Staggering figures:

11,000 kg of human excrement are removed every year

15,000 kg of rubbish has been removed in the last 6 years

There are nearly 300 bodies on the mountain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z2phn39
Reply With Quote
Bratti's Avatar
Bratti
Senior Member
Bratti is offline
Canada
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 3,905
Bratti is female  Bratti has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
24-05-2019, 05:12 PM
19

Re: Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

Only $45,000 to risk your life walking on a path packed like sardines, with rubbish and dead bodies everywhere.
What a deal!!
Hahaha. Iím starting to feel much better about myself at least. Iím not crazy enough to do anything like that.

Thatís creepy. People are strange creatures
Reply With Quote
Longdogs's Avatar
Longdogs
Chatterbox
Longdogs is offline
England
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 33,627
Longdogs is male  Longdogs has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
24-05-2019, 06:06 PM
20

Re: Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

Originally Posted by Besoeker ->
The trash is awful. But how would you get a refuse truck up there?
Use a Sherpa van
Reply With Quote
Reply
Page 2 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 > Last »

Thread Tools


© Copyright 2009, Over50sForum   Contact Us | Over 50s Forum! | Archive | Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | Top

Powered by vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.