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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Three Olympians have climbed Everest - none from T&F and no Americans

    Manuela Di Centra - ITA-CCS / 1984-2010
    Gota Miura - JPN-FRS / 1994-98
    Steve Williams - GBR-ROW / 2004-08
    Did any of them medal in the Olympics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    It is really astonishing when you consider the very very small band of temperatures that humans can live under. It is like a tiny razors edge of temps on an amazingly vast landscape of temperatures.

    In fact life of any kind as we know it is only possible in an extremely narrow band of temperatures.
    Quite the most amazing photo I've seen in quite a while. Queue jumpers get pushed off?
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    Symmonds and other Everest wannabes should watch this scene...my favorite from The Last Place on Earth...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJk...tu.be&t=33m50s
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJay View Post
    Symmonds could launch a new brand of gum, "Climb Gum". They could sell it in gumball form and have a Climb Gum gumball machine at the South Col and another at the South Summit. Climbers could have bubble-blowing contests on their acclimatization days. They could install a solar-powered, robotic Harvey Korman mannequin at the bottom of the Hillary Step: "Chewing gum on line, eh? I hope you brought enough for everybody."
    I remember when Gary Neptune talked about taking a golf club to the top of Everest...
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    Great pics. I wonder what the Sherpas would really say about this entire circus if one got them liquored up at the Wild Duck?
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    This is a bit rich....

    "Expedition companies blamed the death of two climbers on this congestion, which has also been criticized by climbers. "
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    Considering the facts that Nepal needs all the money it can get in permits and there are too many climbers, a solution would be to auction all the places to the highest bidders and a much lower number... I could imagine permits easily being over a million if limited to a couple hundred.
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    I normally would favor more egalitarian rules or guidelines in most walks of life. For this however....let the rich bastards wax themselves.
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    I hear Sir Edmund turning in his grave.
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