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    my apologies - I/they should have at a minimum at least added 'western' to the statement - my only intent was to highlight another example of crazy things people do in the name of 'an accomplishment'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schigh View Post
    my apologies - I/they should have at a minimum at least added 'western' to the statement - my only intent was to highlight another example of crazy things people do in the name of 'an accomplishment'.
    I was not criticizing your comment. The article phrased it that way.
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    understood, thx
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    You don't have to go to Mt. Everest or the Alps to die this way. It happened Thursday in Yosemite.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/06/us/ha...rnd/index.html
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    The cable route is pretty safe.....most if not all falls are from people trying to pass going outside the cables. It can get crowded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    If I were somehow placed on that spot, looking at the steepness of the ascent I would turn around and make haste to get down from that inhospitable place!.. courage.
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    Meanwhile...the guy who took the line on Everest photo has been busy lately....

    World’s 14 Highest Peaks in 6 Months: Nepali Smashes Climbing Record

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/29/w...d-climber.html
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    The former record holders were not available for comment....

    The previous speed record for scaling all 14 peaks was held by Kim Chang-ho of South Korea, who completed his climbs in seven years, 10 months and six days. He narrowly broke an earlier record held by Jerzy Kukuczka of Poland, who took seven years, 11 months and 14 days.

    Mr. Kim later died in a storm on the Mount Gurja in Nepal, and Mr. Kukuczka died in 1989 while trying to scale the south face of Lhotse in Nepal.
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