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Postby acsguitar » Thu May 25, 2006 11:40 am

In the climbing world this is considered a major no no.

Your climbing party is one and you at least try to get them down. The summit itself means nothing if you do it killing someone.

Anyone who wants to watch a bad arse movie about survial mountain climbing watch

"Touching the Void" its absolutely amazing and makes you think you can do anything after seeing what these guys went through.

Its a true story/documentary

I originally put down "Into the void" sorry its Touching the Void
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Postby Madison » Thu May 25, 2006 11:43 am

More than 40 climbers are thought to have seen him as he lay dying, and almost all continued to the summit without offering assistance.



How sad. :-/ Too many people only care about themselves in this world. :-/
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Postby Mugrila » Thu May 25, 2006 11:49 am

Madison wrote:
More than 40 climbers are thought to have seen him as he lay dying, and almost all continued to the summit without offering assistance.



How sad. :-/ Too many people only care about themselves in this world. :-/


I agree, I don't understand how they could just go on. :-/
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Postby knapplc » Thu May 25, 2006 11:51 am

I read where Sir Edmund Hillary ripped into those people in another article. It's like some sort of code, like ships always answer another ship's S.O.S.

I'd like to know what they were thinking.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu May 25, 2006 12:11 pm

I would think that heading up Everest w/o the proper supplies would also be considered a major no-no. The story does point out that none of the people there had enough oxygen to get him down. Sure it seems 'cold hearted' and uncool but it also sounds as if if anybody had stopped to help him or tried to lug him down, there might have been more bodies?
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Postby knapplc » Thu May 25, 2006 12:13 pm

AcidRock23 wrote:I would think that heading up Everest w/o the proper supplies would also be considered a major no-no. The story does point out that none of the people there had enough oxygen to get him down. Sure it seems 'cold hearted' and uncool but it also sounds as if if anybody had stopped to help him or tried to lug him down, there might have been more bodies?


I don't know what you're getting at here, but the bottom line is this - you don't leave a man behind. Period. Anyone who does this kind of climbing will tell you that.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu May 25, 2006 12:24 pm

knapplc wrote:I read where Sir Edmund Hillary ripped into those people in another article. It's like some sort of code, like ships always answer another ship's S.O.S.

I'd like to know what they were thinking.


Its a code with Hardcore climbers.

A good majority of those climbing Everest are Rich rich rich people who ran a marathon once so think they can climb. So they really aren't relaly climbers.

Real climbers climb k2 and peaks in the Andes.

Everest isn't the hardest mountain out there by far. I'm not saying it wouldn't kill me but alot of people who climb it are not the same people who climb Siula Grande or K2
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu May 25, 2006 12:50 pm

knapplc wrote:
AcidRock23 wrote:I would think that heading up Everest w/o the proper supplies would also be considered a major no-no. The story does point out that none of the people there had enough oxygen to get him down. Sure it seems 'cold hearted' and uncool but it also sounds as if if anybody had stopped to help him or tried to lug him down, there might have been more bodies?


I don't know what you're getting at here, but the bottom line is this - you don't leave a man behind. Period. Anyone who does this kind of climbing will tell you that.


I see what he's saying. Basically if you don't have the resources to save someone's life, you simply can't. I don't necessarily agree with that philosophy, since I find it hard to believe 40 people could walk by and no one has extra oxygen to help him down the mountain. If he's not getting oxygen where he was how would it hurt to attempt taking him down the mountain. He'd be getting the same amount of oxygen whether you chose to ignore or pulled him down without compromising your own supply.

People forget what Good Samaritan means... :-t
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu May 25, 2006 1:42 pm

they could have at least gave him a Powersauce bar
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