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Is Mt. Everest Too Dangerous To Climb?

With the recent avalanche that caused 18 deaths and many more injured, is Mt. Everest just too dangerous to climb?

a full 80% of writers and pundits say yes
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Is Mt. Everest Too Dangerous To Climb?  

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last 24 hours | sports.vice
How Everest Climbers Made the Nepal Earthquake Even Worse - VICE
"...Every year, Everest's biggest critics point out that guided clients on Everest don't belong there. Climbing and mountaineering is a game of self-reliance and balancing one's skills with the natural risks presented by the vertical challenge..." see full article


957 days ago | thedailybeast
Should We Rescue The Everest Climbers? - Daily Beast

"...How many resources do we need to invest in the rescue of mountaineers who are stranded on the world's most notorious mountain? I want to know that the rules of humanitarian aid will never be corrupted. That they will be a universal, equal and unbiased practice; never politicized, never monetized and yet here we are...." see full article


961 days ago | washingtonpost
Nepal's earthquake and why Mount Everest should be closed — permanently - Washington Post

"...Now that Mount Everest has been swept by a fatal avalanche following Nepal's disastrous earthquake, the arguments of those who wonder how the mountain can handle hundreds of ascents per year are thrown into the spotlight. The mountain is crowded, dirty, tense and, in the past two years, has killed more people than ever before...." see full article


965 days ago | time
Everest Climber: 'There's an Element of Risk That We Accept' - TIME
"...No amount of technology or equipment is going to save you from the forces of Mother Nature. That's part of something we immerse ourselves in: How can we live and survive in that hostile environment? It's with planning, and preparation, and thoughtfulness that we can minimize risk. But there's a certain amount of risk that we can never eliminate. If you want to eliminate that risk, you simply stay home...." see full article


965 days ago | bustle
The Deadliest Mount Everest Disasters In History Are A Tragic Sign Of The ... - Bustle
"...As the world's highest peak, Mount Everest is tragically known for its numerous fatal incidents just as much as it is for its staggering height and astounding beauty. Despite its well-documented danger throughout an extensive history of climbing attempts, each year Mount Everest continues to attract a steady stream of visitors hoping to scale the 29,000 feet it takes to reach the summit.Unfortunately, the tragic earthquake that hit Nepal is only one of many deadly incidents to affect the area...." see full article



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