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Old 12-12-2007, 11:34 AM
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Does anyone watch this show? IS this insane or what???? I would not take the risk they do just be able to say that i climbed that mountain. Also, do you see when they do make a summit? They have a waiting line to get the tip top? So if you say you climbed everest in a crowd these days i bet someone on the side of you would say, "Hey, i did too in 20XX.

More Power to them though. Not ME!!
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:04 AM
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I got hooked on the show last year and yes, these people are nuts. I think at this point in the show 6 people have died on the mountain and who knows how many will loose fingers and toes from frost bite. Its weird how they can come across someone dying and there is just nothing they can do but to keep on moving on. Last some lady paid like 7 of the best climbers to go up and bring down her husbands body. After like 6 hours of trying they only moved the body like 100'.I can understand maybe wanting to do this but for the guys with a families at home its just selfish.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:30 AM
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Yeah it is a great show. I got hooked last year too and got hooked in again this year. $50,000 is alot of money to pay to get frostbite and/or die. Hats off to the sherpas though, they are amazing.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:39 AM
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Hooked as well!
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:48 AM
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I really like the show also. I would have no desire to put myself in that situation just for the challenge. And as someone above posted, it's just wrong if you have a family at home.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:37 AM
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GravyBoat - 12/14/2007 8:30 AM

Yeah it is a great show. I got hooked last year too and got hooked in again this year. $50,000 is alot of money to pay to get frostbite and/or die. Hats off to the sherpas though, they are amazing.
They say that as long as he has been a paid guide he has never lost anyone on the mountain. I guess if thats what you want to do $50,000 might be money well spent. Did you catch the part were they charge $650 per tank to provide them with OX bottles on the mountain. If you like the show do not watch the program after as it lets out what happens before they have completed the climb. Not sure what they were thinking about when they decide to run that program before the series is over.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:42 AM
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One thing that really anoys me is that woman this year that decided to try it. The part where she says "This is not something you want to do". Why would you say that if you are doing it? Just makes you look like and idiot. I also like how in after the climb she basicly said she spent her entire lifes savings to do it, with no mountain experience. She is the true meaning of stupid. This year did seems to go alot better then last year for the climbers, even Tim made it to the top.
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:31 AM
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This is what happens when life is good and people are bored. They want to do crap like climb Everest. You know, for the "challenge".

100 years ago, surviving the winter was enough of a challenge. You had to have your firewood in order, enough food stocks, and then there was the threat of disease that could kill you. Who needed to climb a mountain?!?!

But whatever floats people's boat. If you want to go to Nepal and climb the rock - go at it! I would like to go see Everest. But climb it? Not for me. And not for $50 large. For that, there is this really nice power cat for sale, asking price is $30k - but it is not moving (the ad at West Marine only has one tab removed and it has been there for a while) so I bet if I went there with $25 large in ca$h that boat would be mine. And I would still have $25k left over for gas and such.
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:54 AM
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That reminds me of an old George Carlin line......he was talking about all the 4 wheel drive cars...and he said
"Hell it took thousands of years to build nice roads and all we want today is to get off them".
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:12 PM
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Do you have to tip the Sherpas 25% of $50K?



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Old 12-14-2007, 12:34 PM
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Only if they get you to the top.....Although the Sherpas do have my respect...Hell, i thought part of the challenge was to climb the mountain the hard way. They have ladders, ropes, etc already in place.
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