By: randosteve|Posted on: September 16, 2011|Posted in: Inspire | 7 comments
Thanks to one of my Faceplant friends for showing me this video. I’m not sure if it is the Hydrocodone I’m taking to help ease the pain from a visit with the periodontist yesterday, but I thought this clip was pretty cool. Even with the ladders, some of the crevasse crossings during this guy’s descent of the Khumbu Icefall look pretty sketchy with the potential for some big drops, and it looked like one person didn’t make it.Â Yikes!
Have a great weekend!
For $75,000 you too can climb a ladder to the top of Mount Everest!
Only 75K if you go with a Jackson Hole local. 25K if you go with a Nepali and promise to only use the 6mil cord on summit day.
yeah, but for only $25k there won’t be anyone to rescue you when the shit hits the fan…at least that is what it sounds like from the rescue,injuries/accidents that happen on the big E.
It’s only 20k if you want to be the guide.
you might be mistaken by assuming your gonna get a rescue if you climb with whitey. I have not googled any percentages, but if my memory is correct it seems like sherpas do the lions share or rescuing when daddy warbucks runs out of O’s…It’s not very often you hear of a selfless 29 year old from Portland yoyo-ing from camp to camp in order to drag half frozen guy into some tent.
however that extra 50 G’s does probably get you friended on Facebook by a guide who you saw in Outside magazine once.
maybe g…but don’t “sherpas” work for all the companies/guides? i thought i had read that it is often the rogue low-budget expeditions that have no support high on the mountain…and when things go wrong, their clients are often left to fend for themselves. could be wrong though.
jim williams is only 29 years old? wow…guiding everest sure does age a man. 🙂
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