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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll to seven in a week - more than the total for the whole of last year. The three died of exhaustion while descending on Thursday.

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Check the second photo in the article. That's insane that high up.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-05-24 08:35 PM | Reply

Check the second photo in the article. That's insane that high up.
#1 | POSTED BY REDIAL AT 2019-05-24 08:35 PM

Please tell me that is a time lapse image of the same climbers.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-24 09:44 PM | Reply

Yeah, when I first saw that photo I thought that's totally nuts. Also...

No Collusion.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-24 10:04 PM | Reply

Please tell me that is a time lapse image of the same climbers.

I don't know. I've never been above Camp II.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-05-24 10:26 PM | Reply

None of the photo's are clickable for me. But that's insane how many crazy white people there are in the world.

#5 | Posted by boaz at 2019-05-24 10:31 PM | Reply

But that's insane how many crazy white people there are in the world.

Not so much white but rich. It ain't cheap... $11,000 per permit I think.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-05-24 10:35 PM | Reply

Do people still paraglide off the summit? When I was in China, I met a guy who said his son was the youngest person to do that at the time.

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-24 11:20 PM | Reply

Two Indian climbers ... died

Of course they died.

Indians are a ground hugging race. They don't do well at altitude.

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But that's insane how many crazy white people there are in the world.

Please don't make fun of us white people.

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-24 11:46 PM | Reply

Indians are a ground hugging race. They don't do well at altitude.

A lot have hit the summit, and they hold a lot of records.

More than Pakistexas.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-05-25 12:21 AM | Reply

A lot have hit the summit

Not "a lot". Most are sherpa types (climbing gear carriers and guides), I bet... not the regular Indians from Bombay or New Delhi. A lot more Indians have died than Pakistexastanians.

And it's just Everest you are talking about... which is relatively easy compared to "killer mountains" like K2 and Nanga Parbat and Annapurna... you don't find any Indians there, do you? LOL

Annapurna I has the greatest fatality rate of all the 14 eight-thousanders: as of March 2012, there have been 52 deaths during ascents, 191 successful ascents, and nine deaths upon descent. The ratio of 34 deaths per 100 safe returns on Annapurna I is followed by 29 for K2 and 21 for Nanga Parbat.

Everest is so bloody common now... see the pic of the people lining up at the summit... nobody dies up there... except for a bunch of Indians. LOL

#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-25 12:59 AM | Reply

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Canada may be as cold as the Himalayas or Karakorams but it's still mostly flat prairie land and tundra.

Don't try and pretend you know what you are talking about.

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-25 01:02 AM | Reply

#4 damn even that's impressive.

How was going through the icefalls?

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-25 02:02 AM | Reply

#4 damn even that's impressive.

Not really... it's the internet. While it's true I've never been above Camp II, it's also true I've never been to Nepal. :-)

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-05-25 10:17 AM | Reply

hard to see that and not think...people_plague_cancer_infestation_people

#14 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-05-25 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rich people problems.

#15 | Posted by Merovigan at 2019-05-25 06:44 PM | Reply

That is one very scary photographs, putting the danger of how too many people, as a threat to all life on earth, in sharp perspective.

#16 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-25 08:57 PM | Reply

#15> That's what I've always thought.

Climbing Everest is the epitome of wealthy elitist egomania at its worst.

#17 | Posted by shane at 2019-05-25 10:22 PM | Reply

Of course, if your really rich ( or very lazy ), you could just fake it...

www.dailymail.co.uk

www.independent.co.uk

#18 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-26 05:56 AM | Reply

#18 what an ------- thing to do.

#19 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-05-26 06:21 AM | Reply

#18 what an ------- thing to do.

Yeah.... I said so didn't I? Post 10?

They bribe the sherpas. LOL

Many Indian claims are simply fake and not just for Everest... despite a dumb Canadian claiming otherwise.

#20 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-26 06:45 AM | Reply

#18 what an ------- thing to do.

Maybe....everyone is climbing it... maybe it's time to do something new -AND- put an American spin on it... just thinking...

How about a mass shooting on Everest? Where else are you gonna find a large group of rich egomaniacs in the open without their bodyguards???...

Imagine American climbs to the top... out comes the ol Mac10 and she starts to rip... bodies flying everywhere... scattered all over... shooter on the radio sayin he'll kill anyone trying to reach the peak... to save mother nature and the mountain...

Family on the ground sayin the lack of oxygen at 29,000 ft fried his brain.

Peak is too high for helicopters to get him... would have to send jet fights to blast him off the mountain...

Gotta admit it would make a great movie.... film the whole thing in Imax. Woody Harrelson as the wacko... Stallone as the super Sherpa/Cop that gets him. Jack Nickleson as the police chief saying his bit to Stallone "The climb, you can't handle the climb"

Jeeese the Damn thing writes itself...

#21 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-26 11:23 AM | Reply

#21 | POSTED BY PEGASUS

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!
HahahAHHAHAHahaHa

You win.

#22 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-26 11:26 AM | Reply

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!
HahahAHHAHAHahaHa

Why are you laffing?

True I started off being funny... but I'm serious now... this could be a good movie to make... lets change it to terrorist group holds a bunch of rich hostages on the peak and kills one every ten minutes if they don't get money, or prisoners freed or what ever...

Nearly all of it could be shot in front a green screen... a little bit of CGI as bodies are thrown off the peak and when the Chinese Airforce attacks the mountain.

Cheap sets, a few wind machines... and a small cast of B list actors... strictly a Popcorn made for TV movie which could be done for 5 million. Like Stallone's "Cliffhangar" only with cheaper "over the top" schlock...

Gonna have to come out with a cheap potboiler type summer novel to get the ball rolling...

But what to call it? Terror Climb, High Altitude Horror, Target Everest, Incident on the Peak, Escape from Everest, Hostages on Terror Mountain??...

#23 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-26 12:32 PM | Reply

But what to call it?

"I'm on Top of the World, Ma!"

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I would love to see your movie BTW.

#24 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-26 01:12 PM | Reply

OK here is the last of it... after the terrorists capture a number of rich CEO's and execute a few of them from the peak... Remaining CEO's are held hostage until BitCoin is transferred into the terrorists Swiss accounts.

Meanwhile, a combination of Seal Team and a crack Chinese Assault team reach base camp 2 and are preparing a daring "snatch and grab" rescue from the Everest peak. A combination of Mig-22's and F-16's will attack the summit as a diversionary move.

Unknown to the rescuers, the terrorists have come equipped with sniper rifles and 4 stinger missiles.

Their plans are to paraglide off the summit when the money has been transferred and land in their own secret base camp and from there they climb down and kayak from Nepal to the Bay of Bengal where they make good their final escape via a private yacht.

But will they make it?

As it turns out, this has already been done before...

Everest guide Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa and extreme kayaker Sano Babu Sunuwar were named the People's Choice Adventurers of the Year for 2012 for their climb to Everest's summit, record-setting paragliding descent and long-distance kayak from Nepal to the Bay of Bengal in India, the National Geographic Society said today.

#25 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-26 02:57 PM | Reply

Stupid is as stupid does, there have been 1000s of people who have been there. It is no longer that big of an accomplishment. Edmond Hillery did it with a Sherpa and three oxygen bottles in '53.

#26 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-26 06:36 PM | Reply

Pegasus get that in front of David Latt or Craig Berenson stat!

#27 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-05-27 06:29 AM | Reply

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