In reply to
> (In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com) Mick - trust you to come out with a good point!!!
Personally, I see sense in new bolts, if insitu gear was there in the first place, ...or even the illusion of fixed gear ; o )
Why not take away the Russian Roulette aspect of it away and make it the best you can?
Good job all round I say.
It could save a life/lives and that is important.
The imagery however, the symbolism that it sends is negative: People will use it as justification to do what they want anywhere.
Drill, Power, Holes, Penetration, Exploitation
- like that George 'rapist' Bush connected to an oil company drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
That can make you vomit. The Wilderness exploited for financial gain and personal pleasure (the villa in Mallorca).
What interest me, and excuse my ignorance, is: Why can't the common man do this route anymore? (western, eastern, northern, southern)
I'm sure there are lots out there who would love to do it. I would!
Is it because of the increased peak fees?
If so though, who can blame the Nepalese?
They are shit poor and we are rich, even the poorest of us are rich compared to the Nepalese.
All of us in the Western world are greedy bastards, always wanting more, the latest model, the newest, to impress others, far above our basic needs.
Some don't have basic needs - they die on a daily basis.
We all exploit the land. All of us.... even the fiercest critics on this thread.