/ Kenton Cool Lecture
I went to a talk with him and Neil Gresham for Sherpa gear a few months back and i was very impressed by him as a man. Like you say, he seems to have a genuine concern for the Sherpa as people, not just as a tool to be used. I found his enthusiasm totally infectious too!
What crowd behaviour, when? What was most telling was Kenton's description of summit fever which made national newspaper headlines. 250 crazy people queuing at the Hilary step last year. How dumb can you get?
Did he not then make the point of patience being a virtue? And show photos of empty slopes the next day?
The crowd behaviour (which I thought he described) was that everyone was so pumped to go, that they all went on the first plausible day, causing the well known huge queues. But that when Kenton went the next day, there was hardly anyone else climbing.
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