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Old 12-20-2006, 06:14 PM
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....Anyone catch this series on DSC? , Gotta be the best Docudrama ive ever seen!......Just cant believe that A hole biker Tim had the nerve to challenge Russells decision to ORDER him down off the mountain, EVEN AFTER he barley make in back to Advanced Base Camp ALIVE! he still was resentful about Russell decision that saved his life......That big "ASS" would have deff been DEAD if he didn't listen to Russell and the Sherpa's to turn back...Riveting!
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:22 PM
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Yea, I saw a couple of episodes 2 weeks ago. Earlier than the latest you refer to, but the biker guy with all that metal inside him from a bike accident is trying to die up there. He should have saved his money for physical therapy.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:39 PM
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every episode from start to (last nights) final, all day this sunday! dont miss it....
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:10 PM
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I watched the last few episodes and I never realized what people went through to get to the top.I would like to see the view from the top but there is no way I could do it.What about the climber they found on the side of the trail that couldn't make it back down and ran out of oxygen.He was still alive when they found him,but couldn't bring him down and he died later in the night.I remember earlier this year when the news reported climbers leaving a dying man on the mountain and refused to bring him down.I originally thought how the he** could someone do that but after watching this show I know why.If you die on the mountain you stay there and there are over 200 bodies along the trail now.Scary.I will watch it again sunday.
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:41 PM
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tka - 12/20/2006 7:10 PM

If you die on the mountain you stay there and there are over 200 bodies along the trail now.Scary.I will watch it again sunday.
I never realized this until I watched the show, people can't be rescued or bodies recovered by helicopter because helicopters can't fly that high. The idea of dying on the mountain and having my body frozen up there forever isn't real appealing.
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:56 AM
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Great series but I cannot believe people do it, looks like an abomination up there with all the human traffic, Empty Oxygen bottles and other crap lying around.
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Old 12-23-2006, 01:09 PM
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Isn't this DSC docudrama the same one that was on several months ago?

All I know is this mountain is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "Killing fields". The reports I've read say every Tom Dick and Sally are climbing the mountain that can afford to.....no skills required. Dead bodies, empty oxygen bottles, climbing equipment, camping equipment and garbage is a major problem, but no one is footing the bill for it to be cleaned up.......soon it will be like climbing a mound of garbage! Go figure, the mountain is one of the most beautiful things on earth and yet man has figured a way to f#@k it up!
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:38 AM
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Garrett-Yeah anybody with 50k can climb Everest!, Unreal, the way its "laid out", if you notice, these Sherpa's, do all the hard work for these rich thrill seekers. The camps are all laid out, ropes all laid out every step of the way, Oxygen, even the last & hardest part of the climb, the "sheer rock face" that requies a technical rock climb, has a louiville aluminum extension ladder installed!!!!, so all you have to do in climb it , then when you reach each segragate altitude, your tent is set up and waiting for you, with hot meals already cooked, and your bed made lol.... DEFF not like back in the old days, these guys back then, at that point in the climb, would have to literally climb that sheer rock face, on hands & feet! and MAKE CAMP!........I know ill prob get flamed for this, but to me, as long as your body CAN deal with the altitude, and severe cold, (which NO ONE can pre predict) It seems to be NOT such a feat these days to acomplish?? With 2 Sherpas to each man, basically carring you & your gear up the mountain.....???

And your right, this guy Russell makes 50k per man (or so), and as im sure he pays these Sherpa's better than they would make otherwise, HIRE A CLEAN UP CREW MAN.....this guys getting rich off this mountain, and remember he only does this for the 1st few weeks in spring! then goes back to Australia! (not a bad work year), lets see 50k X 500men / 5 weeks=???? allot of $$$$$
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Yeah, the Everest is not what it used to be....junk up, nothing seems to come down....I was there...Earth Day..1990...at 17,000 ft....we took tons of trash off the Mt...I do mean tons...I lost a Konica FC1 professional camera, three data backs, 2 motor drives and a flash unit...costly trip............
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:31 AM
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In 1968 I had the honor and pleasure of meeting and talking to, over lunch, Sir Edmond Hillery the first man to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest. What a very special accomplishment for him. All he talked about was the people, the native folks of that area, how great they were and them having so little of what we consider life‘s necessities. Later he returned to the area (kat man du ?) to help those folks.
In fact his wife, and I believe also his daughter, were killed in a small plane crash in that area.





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