Answering the big questions

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Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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Answering the big questions

Apparently Everest has become a real shithole. Literally. What can be done?

JasonWx JasonWx
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A few years ago I had dreams of going to the big E..Then I saw a pic of the conga line going up the Lhotse face, camp 2 to camp 3..That killed the dream.
It's the Nepalese government's fault for not holding the guide operators accountable.. They also give out too many climbing permits, it's a big money grab..
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Take the "problem" portion of this video and put it on small spacecrafts to all corners of the universe as this is a microcosm of why intelligent life elsewhere shouldn't waste time with this planet.
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Greedy people ruin everything.
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Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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I'm very unclear here who is to blame other than "the human race."  The Nepalese government is just giving people what they want (not to pick on your Jason, but you wanted to go too!  And so did I when I was about 20 years younger and much dumber).

Should the NYS government start restricting who climbs the 46 because they have become overused?

Also, Everest is a barren chunk of ice and rock.  No other life form cares about it but us.  I guess that's the irony.  It's one of the things we can't really screw up except for ourselves, and yet, we still do.
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ScottyJack wrote
Greedy people ruin everything.
Who are the greedy here? The climbers, the guides, the sherpas or the government?
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At this point, it’s so bad that something big needs to be done. Anybody who wants to climb should be required to complete a non-summiting clean-up expedition before they get a permit- or else the guiding companies should be required to come up with a cooperative clean-up plan as part of their licensing agreements.
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ScottyJack wrote
people ruin everything.
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JasonWx JasonWx
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Cunningstunts wrote
I'm very unclear here who is to blame other than "the human race."  The Nepalese government is just giving people what they want (not to pick on your Jason, but you wanted to go too!  And so did I when I was about 20 years younger and much dumber).

Should the NYS government start restricting who climbs the 46 because they have become overused?

Also, Everest is a barren chunk of ice and rock.  No other life form cares about it but us.  I guess that's the irony.  It's one of the things we can't really screw up except for ourselves, and yet, we still do.
I can't disagree..Everyone is at fault.
"Peace and Love"
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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The sherpas are just trying to survive and I’ve read that they are basically exploited by the guiding companies and their clients.
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