Mount Everest ruined by "Hobby" Climbers

#2
The author is a bit of a knob isn't he

He has decided he doesn't like other people climbing Everest because it spoils it for him.
 

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#3
Exactly why when I saw that did I automatically think gaurdian ******? Anyway its the cnuts who leve rubbish and unwanted free issued kit from sponsors all over the place that are ruining the sport! Nowt wrong with amateurs, you dont have to be a **** if your not paid and if you are paid it doesnt stop you being one!
 
#4
He maybe a bit of a knob but he has a point.

4 people dieing needlessly and 150 stuck in a taffic jam its hardly an epic achievement these days.
Money some fitness and luck rather than any skil.
K2 300 odd summittees 80 dead
Over 5000 people have summeted on everest

Over 8000m climbing should be left to mountaineers not tourists and for charity types its insanely dangerous and needs real skill and experience to survive
 
#5
Why don't they bring their rubbish down with them? One bloke took his bike up there, what was he going to do freewheel down? Sherpas are going up there to clean up and move the bodies and old ropes which people use and ...........over the side. Don't understand it meself.
 
#6
This isn't a new story there have been concerns about this for years and The Times reported on it, the Guardian just being shit recycle Times articles to make it look like they are journalists and not just pinko hipster twats.

The scenario is that big business and professional charity worker ******* with a sociopathic personality are determined to get their climb in because they have spent a lot of money on a what is very narrow window of oportunity.

Climbers in trouble who could be rescued are being left to die because selfish cnuts with no real business on the mountain want their summit. IIRC one woman climber who was in difficulty had 3 parties of yuppie cnuts go past and not one stopped to help.

The reason given for leaving the bodies up there is that it's too dangerous to go and retrieve them, strangely it's not too dangerous to take rich people up there though.
 
#7
Yuppie. Young upwardly mobile and everest. There's a pun there somewhere.

Problem is the countries that have Everest on their land need the cash...
 
#8
I enjoyed reading this blog earlier, hope the link works.

5 media myths about Everest busted – Footsteps on the Mountain

I love climbing, it's an absolute obsession. I've never been into great altitude but I've climbed alot. I have £5 on the lottery tonight and if my numbers roll in both myself and my brother will be making the journey next year. The cost of climbing ( when it is just a hobby) is unreal. Chances are if you can rais the funds for one big climb the one you will choose is Everest!

Like the blog says the north face seems to be the place to go.
 
#9
Watched the Discovery Channel Everest Beyond The Limit, season 1 was in 2006 when 11 people died which is also in the book by Nick Heil Dark Summit - The Extraordinary true story of Everest's most controversial year

Everest, beyond the limit trailer - YouTube
 
#10
The author is a bit of a knob isn't he

He has decided he doesn't like other people climbing Everest because it spoils it for him.
Dont know about Everest but I hate to see any other bastard on my hill, **** off the lot of you, with your ****ing sat navs and two hundred quid boots and jackets.
 
#11
Dont know about Everest but I hate to see any other bastard on my hill, **** off the lot of you, with your ****ing sat navs and two hundred quid boots and jackets.
Aye 1950 vintage Ordance Survey, down at heel DMS with tacks in for grip, moleskin trousers, a kagoul, a bobble hat and your mother's washing line for a rope* the only way to go IMO.


*Good enough for Joe Brown it's good enough for me. :wink:

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#12
Aye 1950 vintage Ordance Survey, down at heel DMS with tacks in for grip, moleskin trousers, a kagoul, a bobble hat and your mother's washing line for a rope* the only way to go IMO.


*Good enough for Joe Brown it's good enough for me. :wink:


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And a cut down wooden Stubai ice axe, just to make one look the "Tiger" ah those were the days.
 
#13
And a cut down wooden Stubai ice axe, just to make one look the "Tiger" ah those were the days.
Surely a Tyrolean walking stick with all those wee badges you could hammer on. :)
Much prefer my MacPac jacket, Lowa boots, shorts(Obligatory in NZ) and Leki pole.
Oh and a Garmin GPSr for when the track isn't a superhighway suitable for 'tourists' in sandals. :wink:
 
#15
Exactly why when I saw that did I automatically think gaurdian ******? Anyway its the cnuts who leve rubbish and unwanted free issued kit from sponsors all over the place that are ruining the sport! Nowt wrong with amateurs, you dont have to be a **** if your not paid and if you are paid it doesnt stop you being one!
Dear ugly, may I suggest Spellcheck and a copy of "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" before you reply?
 
#16
Surely a Tyrolean walking stick with all those wee badges you could hammer on. :)
Much prefer my MacPac jacket, Lowa boots, shorts(Obligatory in NZ) and Leki pole.
Oh and a Garmin GPSr for when the track isn't a superhighway suitable for 'tourists' in sandals. :wink:
Tell you a wee story.

We were in the fort for the weekend in the mid sixties. It was just after Christmas winter and cold as a witches tit, I had just done the North East buttress on The Ben for the first time and was on my way down into Glen Nevis with my mate. We were on hard snow ice and still wearing crampons thats what the conditions were like, when a few hundred feet above the Half Way Lochan we saw this crouched figure that from a distance seemed to be scraping at the ice. When we got up to it we found it was a woman of about fourty, and she was chopping steps up with a ****ing garden trowel, I kid you not. it was about half an hour from being dark so after a bit of a chat she agreed to come off with us. we took her to Camerons barn where we used to stay gave her a hot meal and made sure the daft bat was ok.
We suggested that she might join a climbing club and also get an ice axe and learn how to use it but she turned us down re the axe point blank, said she would never buy anything made in Germany.
Tell you mate there are some very strange buggers around on the hill.
 
#17
Tell you a wee story.

We were in the fort for the weekend in the mid sixties. It was just after Christmas winter and cold as a witches tit, I had just done the North East buttress on The Ben for the first time and was on my way down into Glen Nevis with my mate. We were on hard snow ice and still wearing crampons thats what the conditions were like, when a few hundred feet above the Half Way Lochan we saw this crouched figure that from a distance seemed to be scraping at the ice. When we got up to it we found it was a woman of about fourty, and she was chopping steps up with a ****ing garden trowel, I kid you not. it was about half an hour from being dark so after a bit of a chat she agreed to come off with us. we took her to Camerons barn where we used to stay gave her a hot meal and made sure the daft bat was ok.
We suggested that she might join a climbing club and also get an ice axe and learn how to use it but she turned us down re the axe point blank, said she would never buy anything made in Germany.
Tell you mate there are some very strange buggers around on the hill.
Last year on the Routeburn Track, one of the aforementioned NZ Great Walks 'superhighways' but still a bit grunty, I saw a Japanese Tourist with a wheelie suitcase thingy, dressed in 3/4 jeans and trainers approaching Routeburn Falls Hut (1800M).
I kid you not!
 
#18
He maybe a bit of a knob but he has a point.

4 people dieing needlessly and 150 stuck in a taffic jam its hardly an epic achievement these days.
Money some fitness and luck rather than any skil.
K2 300 odd summittees 80 dead
Over 5000 people have summeted on everest

Over 8000m climbing should be left to mountaineers not tourists and for charity types its insanely dangerous and needs real skill and experience to survive
The problem here is the 'F**k**g H&S/PLod attitude to 'accident investigation'...in other more 'practical' places if your 'brown bread' they'll clear you to the side of the road, pull the wreakage out the way ASAP and the world carries on..in the UK they'll close a motorway at rush hour, keep it closed 10hrs +, have 10 vehicles standing around with the 'occupants' looking important whilst chatting/joking and they don't give a F**k..same way as I don't if some 'chavmobile' four have wrapped themselves into a motorway barrier whiulst high on skunk..they have a 'Darwin' award..endex..
 
#19
Dont know about Everest but I hate to see any other bastard on my hill, **** off the lot of you, with your ****ing sat navs and two hundred quid boots and jackets.
Agreed. Burford High Street has a slight incline and, admittedly, there are some issues with chewing gum and tab ends. But because it is on the southerly end of The Cotswolds mountain range, you see hordes of Berghaus cnuts with two ski poles and GPS, scaling the dangerous south coll up to the Ramblers **** Arms every weekend.
 
#20
Last year on the Routeburn Track, one of the aforementioned NZ Great Walks 'superhighways' but still a bit grunty, I saw a Japanese Tourist with a wheelie suitcase thingy, dressed in 3/4 jeans and trainers approaching Routeburn Falls Hut (1800M).
I kid you not!
This is good fun, you would fit in just fine at our annual piss up.

Nother wee tale then I'm off.

Couple of our lads were in the Alps.

Week before they got there a Jap climbing party had been pulled of some hill or other after scewing up, lots of bollockings and loss of face.
Our two lads were climbing, and about fifty feet away a couple of other climbers were on a parallel route. The guy leading came off and fell about a hundred feet onto rocks.****ed, no doubt about it. His second unties himself and throws himself after his mate, in full view of our two lads who cant believe what they have just seen, anyway they find out later the two dead blokes were also Japs, and the one that threw himself of probably could not stand the shame of another Nipponese **** up.
Moral of this story dont climb with japs. :party:
 

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