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Sick Bird Rider Sick Bird Rider
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JasonWx wrote
Climbing is a different kettle of fish..Both experiences are great..
No argument there.

So, you want to go on guided alpine climbing experience, that's cool. My question is, would you rather spend a pile of money just to stand (maybe) on the highest point in the world, which these days is often an experience like this moment on the Hillary Step:



Or, go with a small group to some far-off place, climb some cool lesser-known peak, and still have money left over for a ski trip:

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Yep everest has become a shit show..
Nice pic of the summit of the grand teton..
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Sick Bird Rider Sick Bird Rider
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JasonWx wrote
Yep everest has become a shit show.. Nice pic of the summit of the grand teton..
It was the best I could on short notice. I was thinking you could go to South America or something but that image summed up the joy of summitting. Before you sign up for anything, you should probably watch this:
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Adk Jeff Adk Jeff
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We saw the Everest movie in the theatres a month or two ago.  Not terrible, but still kind of cheesy.  Best mountaineering movie that comes to mind is Joe Simpson's "Touching the Void." The book is outstanding and the movie is very solid.
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Adk Jeff wrote
We saw the Everest movie in the theatres a month or two ago.  Not terrible, but still kind of cheesy.  Best mountaineering movie that comes to mind is Joe Simpson's "Touching the Void." The book is outstanding and the movie is very solid.
100%...
Simpson has another book , that is very good too...

another great climbing movie is The Summit..It is about the disaster on K2 in 2008.
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JasonWx wrote
another great climbing movie is The Summit..It is about the disaster on K2 in 2008.
Agreed. Riveting, and highly instructive regarding the differences between climbing Everest and climbing K2, a real mountaineers' mountain.

Yet, it seems the shitshow that can claim lives on Everest sometimes shows up in even more dangerous territory, as the events covered in the documentary indicate. Suffice it to say, problems seem to occur most often when several climbing teams are on a given mountain but don't share—shall we say—the same "values."
Harvey Harvey
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Pretty good piece about the shitshow on Everest this season:

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/05/17/too-many-deaths/
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
PeeTex PeeTex
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The whole peak bagging thing has ruined the wilderness. Go climb Marcy on a holiday weekend with 500 of your closest friends.
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Peter Minde Peter Minde
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The $60 k is just the climbing permit.  Then you have to budget for gear, porters, airfare etc.  I don't have the CV to do something like Everest, and looking at those photos...thanks but no thanks.
Harvey Harvey
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The real cost is much higher, if you want to do it right. You should have several big peaks before you do Everest.  You could be into it for half a mil.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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