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Everest Que

Postby Hipper » Sat May 25, 2019 5:22 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48407433

What an incredible picture - the second one.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Fretters » Sat May 25, 2019 5:29 pm

They need to restrict permits straight away. You can't survive long enough at that altitude to wait in a queue.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Rodneyyouplonker » Sat May 25, 2019 5:33 pm

Couldn’t believe it when I saw that second pic on the news. Crazy!

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Re: Everest Que

Postby No Ney Never » Sat May 25, 2019 6:11 pm

You only fit windows once....
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Re: Everest Que

Postby box_of_frogs » Sat May 25, 2019 6:21 pm

If people want to take the risk, then let them crack on. Everyone going up knows this will
be the case.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sat May 25, 2019 6:21 pm

Need to limit the number and possibly even calibre of climbers doing it.

For the sake and the mountains!

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Steve1956 » Sat May 25, 2019 6:22 pm

Queue is an awfully difficult word to spell,I had to look it up...
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Re: Everest Que

Postby 4:20 » Sat May 25, 2019 6:49 pm

A lovely showing of politeness on top of earth's highest peak.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Chobulous » Sat May 25, 2019 7:20 pm

Utterly incredible. Just goes to show that the supply of useless adrenaline freaks is endless
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Re: Everest Que

Postby Chobulous » Sat May 25, 2019 7:23 pm

Steve1956 wrote:Queue is an awfully difficult word to spell,I had to look it up...

The thread title was only missing a comma and a question mark to make it quite appropriate

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Re: Everest Que

Postby thatdberight » Sat May 25, 2019 7:36 pm

Es una montaña
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Re: Everest Que

Postby scouseclaret » Sat May 25, 2019 8:06 pm

Looks like one of farage’s immigration posters.
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Re: Everest Que

Postby Joe14 » Sat May 25, 2019 8:21 pm

If 200+ try to summit on the same day it’s always gonna end in tears (or death) for some. The 200 have to go up/ down on one rope. Utter madness but that’s what happens when people get desperate due to a small weather window.

Then there’s people with money who think that £60k will guarantee a summit regardless of experience/fitness.

Lottery.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Nonayforever » Sat May 25, 2019 10:59 pm

It's incredibly polite of the mountaineers to wait in a queue in freezing cold temperatures and low oxygen atmosphere to reach the summit.
I wish these people would teach the low life's a thing or two who stampede the new year's sales on Oxford Street each 1st Jan.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Guppyspotter » Sat May 25, 2019 11:24 pm

The Sherpas are the ones who truly suffer in this. Sitting in a queue with their clients being exploited in the world's most dangerous job.
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Re: Everest Que

Postby Tread Warily » Sat May 25, 2019 11:25 pm

4:20 wrote:A lovely showing of politeness on top of earth's highest peak.

No jumping the queue up there.
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Re: Everest Que

Postby Hipper » Sun May 26, 2019 7:26 am

Steve1956 wrote:Queue is an awfully difficult word to spell,I had to look it up...


Like rythym!

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Fretters » Sun May 26, 2019 7:56 am

Another Brit has died on his way down, on Saturday.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby fatboy47 » Sun May 26, 2019 8:22 am

Everest is a'll a bit "yesterday". Go and try the limestone face at Malham Cove...it's probably harder and you can get there on a bike, and can leave your bag with a mate at the bottom.

Not quite the same " look at me! " value though.

Mind you the wait for a weather window in Yorkshire can be worse than in Nepal I gather.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby 4:20 » Sun May 26, 2019 8:27 am

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Re: Everest Que

Postby bfcjg » Sun May 26, 2019 8:56 am

Not as bad as the queue for the play off final tickets at the Turf.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby BFCmaj » Sun May 26, 2019 9:48 am

Hipper wrote:Like rythym!

Or even rhythm. ;)
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Re: Everest Que

Postby Hipper » Sun May 26, 2019 12:34 pm

I was wondering if Climate Change affects these things.

I would have thought the glaciers in the region would be melting perhaps making things less harsh.

Similarly, in a few years time we won't be able to visit the North Pole except on a ship. If Scott and his colleagues had had the good sense to wait a bit they could have done it. The South Pole will be in a field. Some bloke will be cutting the grass on a weekly basis without a passing thought to history.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Sun May 26, 2019 12:40 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Need to limit the number and possibly even calibre of climbers doing it.

For the sake and the mountains!


My brother-in-law died on Everest, Juan Jose Polo Carbayo May 20th 2012 aged 43.

Chobulous wrote:Utterly incredible. Just goes to show that the supply of useless adrenaline freaks is endless


He was chasing a dream and he made it to the top, he died coming down.

His body is still there.

None of us knew the real danger of loss of life when he went, we saw him at Christmas and he said he wouldn't be coming home that Easter as he was going to climb Everest, we were all like "Wow, cool, see you in Summer" but we didn't.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Sun May 26, 2019 12:47 pm

I'd close it down, the sad fact is if you turn up with a few grand or more someone will (attempt to) take you up.
You're responsible for buying and carrying your own oxygen so queues like that are literally the death of many climbers, as we are seeing again this year.
Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing who can or can't make it up to the top and back, too many variables, some people who have climbed Everest before have died too, it chews up pro-mountaineers as much as the tourist ones.
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Re: Everest Que

Postby bfccrazy » Sun May 26, 2019 2:51 pm

That’s nothing - anybody remember some of the queues for tickets during the 1st promotion to Prem.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sun May 26, 2019 10:01 pm

Claret-On-A-T-Rex wrote:My brother-in-law died on Everest, Juan Jose Polo Carbayo May 20th 2012 aged 43.



He was chasing a dream and he made it to the top, he died coming down.

His body is still there.

None of us knew the real danger of loss of life when he went, we saw him at Christmas and he said he wouldn't be coming home that Easter as he was going to climb Everest, we were all like "Wow, cool, see you in Summer" but we didn't.

Sorry to hear that. Terrible.

I love the wild. Adventures. Mountains etc. And am stupidly competetive at times. Plenty of climbs on my bucket list. But not a chance id even bother thinking about never mind attempting everest or k2 or similar.
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Re: Everest Queue

Postby IanMcL » Sun May 26, 2019 11:26 pm

Is there a shortage of letters, at the top?

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Re: Everest Que

Postby nonayclaret » Mon May 27, 2019 3:41 pm

fatboy47 wrote:Everest is a'll a bit "yesterday". Go and try the limestone face at Malham Cove...it's probably harder and you can get there on a bike, and can leave your bag with a mate at the bottom.

Not quite the same " look at me! " value though.

Mind you the wait for a weather window in Yorkshire can be worse than in Nepal I gather.



And for the more slightly more-affluent, but still budget-minded queue enthusiasts, a similar, but safer, experience is usually available on Striding Edge, Sharp Edge, or Crib Goch on most Bank Holidays, especially if the weather is nice.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Wile E Coyote » Mon May 27, 2019 3:49 pm

i assumed climbing everest involved proper know how, use of ropes and hook things, walking across gaping holes on a horizontal ladder etc.

seemingly its a doddle if all those folk are just waiting to walk to the summit. Bit like snowdon, nothing too taxing.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby nonayclaret » Mon May 27, 2019 3:57 pm

No cafe though!

Perhaps no one has thought of it.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Wile E Coyote » Mon May 27, 2019 4:00 pm

and maybe a horrible little railway like the snowdon one, ludicrously expensive and packed in like damp sardines.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby deanothedino » Mon May 27, 2019 4:06 pm

nonayclaret wrote:And for the more slightly more-affluent, but still budget-minded queue enthusiasts, a similar, but safer, experience is usually available on Striding Edge, Sharp Edge, or Crib Goch on most Bank Holidays, especially if the weather is nice.

That last bit being key, wouldn't have recommended Striding Edge for the inexperienced this weekend as it's been grim in the Lakes.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby deanothedino » Mon May 27, 2019 4:09 pm

Hipper wrote:I was wondering if Climate Change affects these things.

I would have thought the glaciers in the region would be melting perhaps making things less harsh.

Similarly, in a few years time we won't be able to visit the North Pole except on a ship. If Scott and his colleagues had had the good sense to wait a bit they could have done it. The South Pole will be in a field. Some bloke will be cutting the grass on a weekly basis without a passing thought to history.

It's always going to be harsh at 30,000 feet. -20 is a baking hot day up there.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby FactualFrank » Mon May 27, 2019 4:10 pm

Everest has 4G connection.
And people actually use the dead bodies on there to help them stay on the correct route.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby Bangers&Mash » Mon May 27, 2019 4:16 pm

On the UpTheGhurkas message board I hope there's a thread complaining about Bank Holiday parking at the village at the bottom
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Re: Everest Que

Postby BennyD » Mon May 27, 2019 5:08 pm

FactualFrank wrote:Everest has 4G connection.
And people actually use the dead bodies on there to help them stay on the correct route.


IIRC, ‘Green Boots’ is among the better known route markers.

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Re: Everest Que

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Mon May 27, 2019 7:42 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:and maybe a horrible little railway like the snowdon one, ludicrously expensive and packed in like damp sardines.

I hate to admit it as dont typically agree with or like that sort of thing. But actually like the railway and shop on snowdon. Think its been done pretty tastefuly.


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