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Topic - Sponsored climbers and morality

j0ntyg on 28 Apr 2014
The man lost the work from four clients at about $30,000 each. He lost money, he is unhappy about that. "for many years now the climbing sherpas have been earning handsomely" That is about $5000 during the two month Everest season compared to the national average wage of between $700 to $900.
But they risk their lives and when they die their families are destitute.
He speaks about the sherpas as though they are extreme left wing trade unionists.
There was a case recently which involved Berghaus making a deal with someone who wanted to turn Honister Pass into Blackpool. They had one of their sponsored climbers to promote that, as he was a member of Friends of the Lake District. But the local councils and Friends of the Lake District refused it. So it was toys out of the pram and resignation.
So if as a sponsored climber you suddenly find that there are people more important than you, so your income is reduced, you should have thought of that years ago.
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