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    Hardly original article.....Everest lost its luster over 20 years ago.....and closing down Everest? What a dumb idea....and it's up to Nepal anyways....who need the tourist dollars.......no one is forcing anyone up there....and it's not like they haven't been told....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn0W...&persist_app=1
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    Reportedly, it costs thousands of dollars to try to climb Everest. You could not pay me enough money to try.
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    #93
    If you missed John Oliver's take on the Mt. Everest situation last night, you can see it here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bchx0mS7XOY

    The best part is near the end, where he explains that you no longer have to actually climb Mt. Everest to tell your friends that you did it. Photoshop can help. Just go to https://thetopofmounteverest.com, click on Yes, and let Photoshop do the rest. :-)
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    A panel advising the Nepal government is recommending amendments to the applicable rules and regulations to make it tougher (and costlier) to get a permit to climb Mt. Everest.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49348071
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    Good idea....not sure how much it will change things....who is to confirm you climbed said mountain....lots of trekking peaks at 21,000 ft....

    It probably will cut out the really cheap guides...
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    #96
    Problems on Europe's highest peak as well:

    https://www.france24.com/en/20190903...ont-blanc-alps
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    Quote Originally Posted by schigh View Post
    Problems on Europe's highest peak as well:

    https://www.france24.com/en/20190903...ont-blanc-alps
    I'm having some problems with geography. First, someone from Israel set a European record in the 10K. Now, Mont Blanc is the highest point in Europe, ignoring Mount Elbrus and a few other peaks in the Caucasus. The article also seems to ignore that Mont Blanc is shared with Italy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master403 View Post
    I'm having some problems with geography. First, someone from Israel set a European record in the 10K. Now, Mont Blanc is the highest point in Europe, ignoring Mount Elbrus and a few other peaks in the Caucasus. The article also seems to ignore that Mont Blanc is shared with Italy.
    The answer to the first part of your question is rooted in politics. Too many countries in Asia have refused to let their athletes participate in competitions with athletes from Israel. So rather than disqualify athletes from countries that put politics ahead of sport, the powers that be decided that it was easier to pretend that Israel is not in Asia but in Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDFINE View Post
    The answer to the first part of your question is rooted in politics. Too many countries in Asia have refused to let their athletes participate in competitions with athletes from Israel. So rather than disqualify athletes from countries that put politics ahead of sport, the powers that be decided that it was easier to pretend that Israel is not in Asia but in Europe.
    Don't think for one minute that Israel isn't guilty of the same type of shenanigans that it accuses its neighbors of.

    https://www.haaretz.com/gaza-athlete...thon-1.5243851
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    we now return you to your regular programming!
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