" Climbing is the lazy man's way to enlightenment. It forces you to pay attention, because if you don't, you won't succeed, which is minor -or you may get hurt, which is major. Instead of years of meditation, you have this activity that forces you to relax and monitor your breathing and tread that line between living and dying. When you climb, you always are confronted with the edge. Hey, if it was just like climbing a ladder, we all would have quit a long time ago." -Duncan Ferguson.
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TOPIC: The Story Behind another Deadly Year on Everest

The Story Behind another Deadly Year on Everest 5 years, 10 months ago #195

This year (2012) was the deadliest on Mount Everest since 12 climbers died on the mountain in 1996. But storms and avalanches were not the culprit. Instead, congestion in the Death Zone combined with inexperience resulted in a half-dozen deaths in just one May weekend.

Read more: www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/m...decade-a-859533.html

Death Tourism 5 years, 10 months ago #196

Another related blog post "Death Tourism"-

Six people died on Mount Everest on the weekend of May 19-20. This year was the deadliest on Mount Everest since 12 climbers died on the mountain in 1996. But this year's deaths were not the result of mountain climbers being caught off guard by a sudden storm, being struck by falling rocks or being buried by an avalanche. They died because they were exhausted, because they were climbing too slowly, or because they ignored the symptoms of altitude sickness and did not turn around in time.

Read more: http://socialismoryourmoneyback.blogspot...0/death-tourism.html
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