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Re: 200 Dead On Everest

Post by Bruce » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:20 am

Vegans Can:

Do Anything
Climb Mt. Everest
Eat Meat
Walk on the moon
Go skydiving
Fight a bull
Go deep-sea diving

Hmm. Maybe they should start with less lofty goals, like lift a 10 lb weight or climb a ladder....
Such potential!

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Re: 200 Dead On Everest

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue May 22, 2018 6:29 am

Everest claims another:

Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki dies on eighth Everest attempt
(CNN)A Japanese climber who lost nearly all his fingers on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to summit the mountain.
Nobukazu Kuriki, in his mid-thirties, fell ill and was descending on Monday when his team lost contact with him, his team said on Facebook.
"Kuriki stopped responding to radio communication and we couldn't see his headlamp when we looked up from the bottom in the dark," the post said.

"The team near Camp 2 climbed up his route to search for him and discovered Kuriki who passed away due to low body temperature," it added. He had reached 7,400 meters.
Probably means his body will remain there like so many others.
Kuriki's suffered serious damage from frostbite during his 2012 attempt on Everest's West Ridge, losing all but one of his fingers. He could use his right thumb for grip but wasn't able to fully use an ice axe -- a critical part of a mountaineer's safety equipment.
Kuriki was no stranger to Everest's extreme conditions, from both the Chinese and Nepalese sides of the mountain.
In 2009, Chinese officials ordered him off the mountain before he could complete his climbing schedule.
Bad weather and a fatal accident with his crew ended a 2010 attempt from the Nepalese side of the mountain.
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Re: 200 Dead On Everest

Post by Doctor X » Tue May 22, 2018 12:03 pm

Hmmm . . . after nearly two years . . . he sacrificed his body then his life for a goal he never achieved.

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Re: 200 Dead On Everest

Post by Bruce » Wed May 23, 2018 12:17 am

The road to the summit of Everest is paved with frozen intentions.
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Re: 200 Dead On Everest

Post by Witness » Wed May 23, 2018 3:01 am

Read there is such an enthusiasm for ascending the Everest that there is a sherpa shortage. :mrgreen:

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Re: 200 Dead On Everest

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 23, 2018 2:48 pm

Suppose one wishes to stand on the summit of Everest just to see what it looks like from up there, but doesn't care about all that "because it's there" shit.

Could one go up in a helicopter or something like that?

I mean without being an aviation daredevil, just ride up easy? 8)
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Re: 200 Dead On Everest

Post by Rob Lister » Wed May 23, 2018 3:02 pm

In 2005, Eurocopter claimed a helicopter landing on the summit of Everest. It was a serial Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 piloted by the Eurocopter X test pilot Didier Delsalle. They reported landing on the summit for 2 minutes before returning to Lukla.
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2013/03 ... n-everest/

I've got a little trouble believing that.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocopte ... al_history
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Re: 200 Dead On Everest

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 23, 2018 3:25 pm

I was thinking along the lines of having regular service in a craft more like this.

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Maybe even build a small luxury hotel up there (with a pressurized cabin of course). :coolspecs:
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Re: 200 Dead On Everest

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu May 24, 2018 4:30 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Suppose one wishes to stand on the summit of Everest just to see what it looks like from up there, but doesn't care about all that "because it's there" shit.

Could one go up in a helicopter or something like that?

I mean without being an aviation daredevil, just ride up easy? 8)
I doubt it, not with most helicopters.

You see, the air is so thin up there, helicopters cannot fly that high. That's also why you can't even be rescued by helicopter in an emergency, except for farther down the slope.
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