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Deaths on Everest
Duncan
22/05/2012
10:04:19 AM
http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/climbing/mountaineering/everest-2012/Five-Confirmed-Dead-in-Two-Days-on-Everest-and-Lhotse.html

Sad news. The photo of the queue going up the mountain in the above article is astounding.

nmonteith
22/05/2012
10:33:38 AM
On 22/05/2012 Duncan wrote:
>Sad news. The photo of the queue going up the mountain in the above article
>is astounding.


GusR
22/05/2012
10:50:39 AM
wow.. That is out of control.

rodw
22/05/2012
10:56:39 AM
I think i remember reading somewhere that history and stats say a certain % of people who attempt Everest die....so with that many is 5 people that out of the ordinary..not saying it still not a tragedy....more than it not that surprising with that many people on the mountain.

Quick google search and its confirmed...

http://www.everesthistory.com/everestsummits/summitsbyyear.htm

Doug
22/05/2012
10:57:25 AM
That queue is unbelievable! It looks like a modern day version of miners climbing the Chilcoot Pass in the Yukon in the winter of 1897 - 1898!







IdratherbeclimbingM9
22/05/2012
11:26:34 AM
On 22/05/2012 rodw wrote:
>I think i remember reading somewhere that history and stats say a certain
>% of people who attempt Everest die....so with that many is 5 people that
>out of the ordinary..not saying it still not a tragedy....more than it
>not that surprising with that many people on the mountain.
>
That link was interesting, but as ODH pointed out once before on another thread, summits vs deaths (about 12%), isn't the true picture because it doesn't take into account all the (unsuccessful?), non-summit ascents.

As an aside; I reckon that queue in the picture has about 150 people in it...
citationx
22/05/2012
11:36:22 AM
On 22/05/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>On 22/05/2012 Duncan wrote:
>>Sad news. The photo of the queue going up the mountain in the above
>article
>>is astounding.

Now everybody, put your hands on the hips of the person in front of you... one, two, three "CHA CHA CHA! HEY!"

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Bobic
22/05/2012
11:50:05 AM
They look like Lemmings.

hangdog
22/05/2012
12:00:09 PM
Is this photo real???
maxdacat
22/05/2012
12:36:39 PM
On 22/05/2012 Doug wrote:
>That queue is unbelievable!
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Yeah nothing like going to the Himalaya to get away from it all!
Duncan
22/05/2012
12:53:26 PM
On 22/05/2012 rodw wrote:
>I think i remember reading somewhere that history and stats say a certain
>% of people who attempt Everest die....so with that many is 5 people that
>out of the ordinary..not saying it still not a tragedy....more than it
>not that surprising with that many people on the mountain.

Yes, people die on Everest. This year, unlike 1997, there was no storm or bad weather.

MisterGribble
22/05/2012
1:34:17 PM
Looks like the Hornlii ridge on the Matterhorn!
One Day Hero
22/05/2012
1:42:19 PM
So, does that shot show camp 3, with the conga line heading up to the south col?

Cool photo! The guys at the front must be really smashing..........they've got the peleton strung out like crazy.
patto
22/05/2012
2:15:32 PM
Cavandish is just biding his time.

southcol
22/05/2012
2:48:22 PM
There must be over a hundred (?) people there. Imagine that lot waiting their turn at the Hillary step ! Its ridiculous, Im hoping its a joke. Then again probably not..I reckon some photos of Mont Blanc could put this to shame.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
22/05/2012
2:50:58 PM
It doesnt appear to be a joke. I checked the original post link and it contains a 4 page article that makes reference a number of times to 300+ climbers and sherpas squeezing into a weather window of opportunity...

This along with many rescue type evacuations, some 16 yr old girl becoming youngest female summiteer and confusion about her dying on the descent...

It sounds like a circus there, and the season isn't finished yet!

Climboholic
22/05/2012
2:54:25 PM
Regardless of what people say about climbers, at least we're a polite bunch.

Zarb
22/05/2012
3:22:22 PM
http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67141

IdratherbeclimbingM9
22/05/2012
3:33:29 PM
From the link provided by Zarb.
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"With over 750 climbers from 32 separate expeditions reported to be attempting Everest this season, it seems that in the modern Everest era, rockfall and collapsing ice could well be secondary concerns to traffic-jam logistics on the sparse good weather days."


~> The comment seems to sum up this form of 'modern' mountaineering.



E. Wells
22/05/2012
6:18:01 PM
No bad weather in a year on Everest. I did the Eyrie at Mt Vic once and it rained, 2010 it was. Good news Allie Pepper, Blackheaths highest empress of the summits is safe and sound after an attempt on Lotse.

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