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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    They are probably thinking 'who in their right mind would want to go 180 mph??'

    It's easy to point the finger at them when we do dangerous $#@! too.
    I'd rather go 180 than climb Everest.

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    hey I never reached 180mph, 176mph at top Click here to enlarge

    but I agree, people do crazy $#@! but from their perspective it's not crazy at all.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    They are probably thinking 'who in their right mind would want to go 180 mph??'

    It's easy to point the finger at them when we do dangerous $#@! too.
    I"d be like "Did I logout of BB?" haha.

    I give those people credit, spending all that time and money.
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    One is pressing a gas pedal to get to 180 another is climbing Everest, you need physical and mental preparation.
    It is best of course to go is when you are young, but many young people still didn't live long enough to enjoy all the fruits of life that's why 90% of climbers are old man and midlife crisis sufferers. Shepherds do this on a daily basis for them that mountain is already boring.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
    Shepherds do this on a daily basis for them that mountain is already boring.
    I think you mean Sherpa as I don't think shepherds are all that great at climbing mountains:

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    I just watched the first four episodes of everest on netflix.

    awesome documentary, $#@!in sherpas man...

    they send them up to the top of the mountain to lay rope down, then they come back and give the ok that its safe to go up there. Only then do the hikers and clients and $#@!, actually attempt to climb, most dont make it and have to turn back.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I think you mean Sherpa as I don't think shepherds are all that great at climbing mountains:

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...erd_good-1.jpg
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Only then do the hikers and clients and $#@!, actually attempt to climb, most dont make it and have to turn back.
    Why do they not make it if the Sherpas essentially layout the path?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Why do they not make it if the Sherpas essentially layout the path?
    Because sherpas are BAMFs and everyone else is a $#@!.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Because sherpas are BAMFs and everyone else is a $#@!.
    Seems to be the truth.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Because sherpas are BAMFs and everyone else is a $#@!.
    Just to reinforce how awesome Sherpas are:

    Two Sherpas, Pemba Dorjie and Lhakpa Gelu, recently competed to see who could climb Everest from base camp the fastest. On May 23, 2003, Dorjie summited in 12 hours and 46 minutes. Three days later, Gelu beat his record by two hours, summiting in 10 hours 46 minutes. On May 21, 2004, Dorjie again improved the record by more than two hours with a total time of 8 hours and 10 minutes.

    On 11 May 2011, Apa Sherpa successfully reached the summit of Everest for the twenty-first time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Just to reinforce how awesome Sherpas are:

    Two Sherpas, Pemba Dorjie and Lhakpa Gelu, recently competed to see who could climb Everest from base camp the fastest. On May 23, 2003, Dorjie summited in 12 hours and 46 minutes. Three days later, Gelu beat his record by two hours, summiting in 10 hours 46 minutes. On May 21, 2004, Dorjie again improved the record by more than two hours with a total time of 8 hours and 10 minutes.

    On 11 May 2011, Apa Sherpa successfully reached the summit of Everest for the twenty-first time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents
    I already commented about this in post 12. durr, but still impressive.
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    in the words of lostmarine,

    talk about stones that clank


    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    I already commented about this in post 12. durr, but still impressive.
    Yes, but you didn't say who won.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Yes, but you didn't say who won.
    Touche.
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    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Creepy as hell. WTF? They just run into a random guy chilling there dying?

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    Want to get more info on that green boots person. Who was he and what happened?

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    Wikipedia to the rescue:

    In Everest climbing parlance, Green Boots is the name given to the corpse of Indian climber Tsewang Paljor (b. 10 April 1968) on the North face route of Mount Everest. There is little doubt that the body is that of Paljor,[1] who was wearing green Koflach boots on the day he and two others apparently summited. On the way down, he fell victim to exposure in the storm of 10 May 1996, one among the eight who died that day. Since his death his corpse lies on the popular northern route, his body is encountered frequently and came to be known as Green Boots.

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    I have been reading about this $#@! for the past 2 days, it's fascinating.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

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    A lot of professional climbers are impartial to climbing everest because to them it's not a challenge. The death toll is 1 in 7 for everest which decreases every year. Because so many rich people pay a band of sherpas to practically carry them to the top, mountaineers basically laugh when people say theyve 'climbed' everest.

    This is the toughest mountain in the world to climb, it's called Annapurna. It has a mortality rate of about 50%. Which means, if two teams set out to climb it, one team will die.

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    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Crazy story:

    incoln Hall was left for dead while descending from the summit of Mount Everest May 25, 2006, after suffering from a form of altitude sickness that caused him to hallucinate and become confused. According to reports, Sherpas attempted a rescue for hours, but as night began to fall, their oxygen supplies diminished and snow blindness set in, they were ordered by their expedition leader Alexander Abramov to leave an apparently dead Hall on the mountain and return to camp. A statement was later released announcing his death to his friends and family.[2]

    However, the next morning at 7am (12 hours later) Hall was found still alive at 8:53 a.m. by a team making a summit attempt. The team consisted of Daniel Mazur Team Leader (US), Andrew Brash (Canada), Myles Osborne (UK) and Jangbu Sherpa (Nepal). Myles Osborne described the scene just below the Second Step:

    "Sitting to our left, about two feet from a 10,000 foot drop, was a man. Not dead, not sleeping, but sitting cross legged, in the process of changing his shirt. He had his down suit unzipped to the waist, his arms out of the sleeves, was wearing no hat, no gloves, no sunglasses, had no oxygen mask, regulator, ice axe, oxygen, no sleeping bag, no mattress, no food nor water bottle. 'I imagine you're surprised to see me here', he said. Now, this was a moment of total disbelief to us all. Here was a gentleman, apparently lucid, who had spent the night without oxygen at 8600m, without proper equipment and barely clothed. And ALIVE."

    A rescue effort that mountain observers described as "unprecedented in scale" then swung into action. Dan Mazur and his team abandoned their summit attempt to stay with Hall who was badly frostbitten and delusional from the effects of severe cerebral edema, while a rescue team of 12 Sherpas, dispatched by Abramov, climbed up from below. The rescue team comprised Nima Wangde Sherpa, Passang Sherpa, Furba Rushakj Sherpa, Dawa Tenzing Sherpa, Dorjee Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa, Mingma Dorjee Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa, Pemba Nuru Sherpa, Passang Gaylgen Sherpa, and Lakcha Sherpa.

    Hall was brought down the mountain, walking the last part of the way to Everest's North Col where he was treated by a Russian doctor. Hall arrived at Advanced Base Camp the next day in reasonably good health although suffering frostbite and recovering from the effects of cerebral edema. He lost the tips of his fingers and a toe due to frostbite.[3]

    Hall's survival and rescue on the mountain, while extraordinary, is not unprecedented. It was, however, especially poignant due to the death days earlier of UK climber David Sharp who had died nearby. It was observed that no attempt was made to rescue David Sharp, although it was apparent that, while unconscious, he was still alive while other climbers passed him and continued on their own ascents. However, it must be noted that unlike David Sharp, Hall was conscious and able to walk, two factors that allowed for his rescue. The case had raised concerns, including comments from Sir Edmund Hillary. Dan Mazur perhaps summed things up best when he said, reflecting on his team abandoning their summit attempt, "The summit is still there and we can go back. Lincoln only has one life."

    His story was subsequently featured on I Shouldn't Be Alive

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    This is the toughest mountain in the world to climb, it's called Annapurna. It has a mortality rate of about 50%. Which means, if two teams set out to climb it, one team will die.
    38%:

    The Annapurna peaks are the world's most dangerous mountains to climb. As of 2007, there had been 153 summit ascents of Annapurna I, and 58 climbing fatalities on the mountain.[5] This fatality to summit ratio (38%) is the highest of any of the eight-thousanders.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    38%:
    oh then thats not so bad, let's go?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    oh then thats not so bad, let's go?
    Hahaha, nice.

    You first.

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