/ Wool Stick fighting on Everest
I'm assuming they're referring to Ueli Steck and Simone Moro but that just makes it even less believable...
Yeah that's what I'm assuming too. But it sounds ridiculous.
Lol the headline even says 7000ft... not metres?
I'm confused as to how the proof-reader thought Wool Stick was a real name? A very well researched article... Still, it would be good to hear some truth from somebody with a clue. I guess that won't be available for some time though.
Doesn't read very well. But essentially they crossed a rope the sherpas were moving gear up after the sherpas asked them not to. The sherpas are claiming they were hit by falling ice, Ueli and co are claiming that the sherpas got jealous they were moving faster and unroped.
After an argument and a bit of a fight at altitude, they went down to a camp, where over 100 sherpas attacked the climbers and a load of westerners intervened. Ueli and co left the normal route and forged a new descent route to go and hide as some serious death threats have been made.
Apparently no sherpa has been injured.
Also how did the dailymail get on this so fast.
That sounds pretty crazy. Certainly not the best place to get into a fight! I hope it is resolved quickly. I wonder if the team will continue their efforts for a new route once the situation calms down?
comment posted, doubt it'll get past the mods though :-D
Assume you mean BMC? That's where I picked up the article from initially. I wonder how the Daily Mail got the news so fast?
I actually saw this yesterday but didn't understand who was involved.
From the blog of a guy I know:
"Yesterday a famous Italian climber got into a fist fight with Sherpas who were fixing rope to C3. Apparently, he told the Sherpas they were too slow, he went ahead, dislodged some ice blocks and injured a Sherpa on the face. The Italian has been told not to return to Nepal for 5-10 years.
I was planning to go to C1 today but was advised to wait a day till things settle down. Itís unclear when the rope-fixing will resume.
That last link suggests the details of the injuries with Ueli having a 'deep cut to his face".
The thing that rather irks me is that last year Steck wrote, "I did no overtake the Sherpas. This would have been disrespectful from my part. To overtake them, while they were doing their job. And they did their job really well."
It rather reads that this year he wasn't quite so respectful and rather understandably incurred their wrath ...
Believable if there are a hundred angry sherpas and some of them throwing rocks.
While climbing above the sherpas putting them in the line of fire from debris is silly but what supposedly happen afterwards by the sherpas is completely out of order
The Express reporting the same story about poor Mr Wool Stick
"A government official at the Everest base camp identified the injured as Italian citizen Simone Moro, who is associated with Fishtail Air, British national Jonathan Griffith and Swiss national Ueli Steck."
The funniest bit of that is "at 7000m... not far from the summit of..."
All the reporting seems a bit hit and miss at the mo. It appears Jon Griffith of this parish has minor injuries. Hopefully they really are minor and he's ok.
Loads of people
loads of pressure
Perhaps it was inevitable?
Alas, I feel that it was only a matter of time before this sort of thing occurred. Mountaineering is now emulating football and introducing it's own brand of high altitude hooliganism. I see no realistic answer, other than to employ yetis as referees.
Nearly as good as "Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck is understood to have scaled many of the world's most treacherous peaks".
Finger on the pulse there then, Daily Flail.
Fishy peaks then?!
> Finger on the pulse there then, Daily Flail.
Almost as good as Sky News... "All three claim to have extensive climbing experience"
> Almost as good as Sky News... "All three claim to have extensive climbing experience"
Which is true, isn't it? Not every one is up to date on our minority hobby. Perhaps a little more modesty would be a good idea, in Nepal too :-)
Perhaps a little more basic research by the reporters would be an even better idea.
But the answer is only a Google away. You only say claim if the statement is unsubstantiated?
"They claimed to be innocent"
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