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This article is a little eerie and yet its fascinating, especially with the tough times Everest has had over the past few years including these

Everest -Increasing climbers = Increasing danger

12 Sherpas(and counting) dead in Everest Avalanche 

And this season's Earthquake Mount Everest avalanche video - Nepal Earthquake - late but a snapshot

 

The stories that came out of Everest last year when the Sherpas were caught in the avalanche and the turmoil that ensued after it have given me a deeper understanding(I think) and respect for those who rely on climbers to make a living.  It also makes me a little sick over the way the government handles things, or doesn't. 

 

So, the article I linked in the first line of this thread made me think about the difference in the people who climbed Everest in the 1920's compared to those who are climbing today. 

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This article is a little eerie and yet its fascinating, especially with the tough times Everest has had over the past few years including these

Everest -Increasing climbers = Increasing danger

12 Sherpas(and counting) dead in Everest Avalanche 

And this season's Earthquake Mount Everest avalanche video - Nepal Earthquake - late but a snapshot

 

The stories that came out of Everest last year when the Sherpas were caught in the avalanche and the turmoil that ensued after it have given me a deeper understanding(I think) and respect for those who rely on climbers to make a living.  It also makes me a little sick over the way the government handles things, or doesn't. 

 

So, the article I linked in the first line of this thread made me think about the difference in the people who climbed Everest in the 1920's compared to those who are climbing today. 

 

Crazy little article... I've read about that several times, but I've never seen the pictures. I read "Into Thin Air" a couple of years ago, and read quite a bit more on climbing Everest after that. It's kind of amazing that for some people, with good weather and a good team, it's almost a piece of cake to summit. A few years ago, over 200 people reached the summit in a single day. 

 

But it can change almost instantaneously... and a lot more people and the money involved probably means a lot more people who aren't as skilled as those that came before. Hopefully everyone understands the risks... Not including the events this season, Everest averages 6 deaths a year over the last 25 years, something like 1.5% of all climbers.

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