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Topic - The End of the Everest Myth?

Frank the Husky - on 29 Apr 2014
A fascinating and intelligent article that should put any right thinking people off going to Everest (just so they can relate to their friends how they nearly died etc)

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web14s/wfeature-everest-myth

Personally, I've never bought into this "Once in a lifetime" rubbish that Kenton Cool et al peddle. Maybe it's time to close the mountain for a decade. Perhaps then the legions of "mountaineers" might look to more interesting and challenging summits that actually involve some climbing, spread the load a little and reduce the casualty rate amongst the used-and-abused Sherpa community. Or is that just silly talk?

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