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GENEVA—Saying they had no real problem with wealthy thrill-seekers failing in their efforts to scale the tallest mountain on earth, the entire human population admitted Tuesday that they are, in fact, completely fine with rich people dying on Mount Everest. “These guys shelling out a hundred grand to climb a 29,000-foot peak with a team of Sherpas are obviously aware that many people have died in the attempt, so they kind of know what they’re getting into, right?” said Cleveland resident Richard Warvil, echoing the sentiments of the world’s 7.7 billion people, who acknowledged the deaths of affluent amateur climbers who voluntarily ascend to heights at which oxygen stops reaching the brain don’t really upset them all that much.

 

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If you see the traffic jams up to the summit it’s pure insanity. Why someone wants to risk it is beyond me? Limited time to get up/down and you are literally stuck with those behind/in front.

 

Getting to the top is only 1/2 way - still need to get back down. 


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Clambering over dead bodies must be gruesome.


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8 hours ago, cyclone27 said:

If you see the traffic jams up to the summit it’s pure insanity. Why someone wants to risk it is beyond me? Limited time to get up/down and you are literally stuck with those behind/in front.

 

Getting to the top is only 1/2 way - still need to get back down. 

Getting back down is sometimes the more challenging part.  Beyond that, I do agree, this is pure insanity for those with money to burn.


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I guess another luxury of being rich is choosing how to die? Especially when you see these older retirees up there...seems like a death wish to me.


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25 minutes ago, millefleur said:

I guess another luxury of being rich is choosing how to die? Especially when you see these older retirees up there...seems like a death wish to me.

Well they could go to Florida and die of gators or sharks. I guess dying in beauty isn't bad when you're rich.


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53 minutes ago, millefleur said:

I guess another luxury of being rich is choosing how to die? Especially when you see these older retirees up there...seems like a death wish to me.

I've always wanted to die cold and alone.   I'm not retired or rich.   But I've been to Nepal!


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6 hours ago, yuna628 said:

Well they could go to Florida and die of gators or sharks. I guess dying in beauty isn't bad when you're rich.

Pretty hard to do, considering how few people die of either sharks or gators.

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2 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

Insane price to climb a mountain.  I would rather go to the Amazon and catch some Peacock bass at a fraction of the price

 

https://www.alpineascents.com/climbs/mount-everest/price-schedule/

And if one pays for an Everest expedition, they can assume room temperature for no extra cost.


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6 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

Insane price to climb a mountain.  I would rather go to the Amazon and catch some Peacock bass at a fraction of the price

 

https://www.alpineascents.com/climbs/mount-everest/price-schedule/

Hey, we've got Peacock bass in south Florida.  I'll make you a great deal!


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Don’t get me wrong I’d love to climb Everest - no doubt an amazing experience. However with over crowding with summit attempts it just makes it too dangerous to do. 

 

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