/ NEWS: Age Restriction on Everest
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Well that's b*ggered my plans then.... I've been gathering scaffolding poles for a new Anglo-Irish attempt on the N side for years... another three hundred clips and we would have been set! Damn those pesky reds, the age limit has put an end to my dream!
Unsurprisingly, maybe not: http://explorersweb.com/everest_k2/news.php?id=19436
Anyway, if the Chinese can fake the age of their gymnasts at the Olympics, why not let kid climbers do the same? Or just pay a bribe to make it happen, like everything else in China.
> Well that's b*ggered my plans then.... I've been gathering scaffolding poles for a new Anglo-Irish attempt on the N side for years... another three hundred clips and we would have been set! Damn those pesky reds, the age limit has put an end to my dream!
Likewise. I've bought a telescopic ladder and was planning to experiment with it at Froggatt in the Three Pebble Slab Area. I've got the first 4 sections which reach 6m. I was about to write to the Mt Everest Foundation for an expedition grant to purchase the remaining 1333 sections and advice on where to recruit porters experienced in carrying ladder sections?
If these pesky Chinese are prepared to relent on the upper age limit, I've discovered that Chairman Mao lived to 82 years old when he was still capable of waving his little book, maybe we could mount a combined expedition whereby I could balance my extended ladder off your scaffolding?
That way are transport logistics would be solved as we could each take less? Are you interested in persuing this?
According to many it wasn't only his little red book he was waving until a ripe old age! He did some long distance swimming up to the end too, although "floating" may be a better term.
I'm afraid I've given up on the scaffolding venture, Pat and Mick have found better jobs in Dublin and this age limit is the last straw :-( I'm worried about corgi problems too... would they allow the use of ladder balanced on scaffolding?
Or something like this?
Are they also going to restrict "Hotties who haven't done any REAL climbing" :)
Come on, you won't get a corgi up there. With their fat little waddling legs? No chance. You need a more route-specific dog, a poodle perhaps.
I'd have to agree. Unless he's very strong.
only joking to be fair id say thats a good thing younger i dont think you can have the know how on how to climb somthing that size i summited scafell at 14 and nevis at 15 and snowdon at 19 i know big gap but i dont think even now i have the know how summit everest so yes age limit is good thing on deadly peaks maybe even a min years of climbing limt
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