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Hillary Step on Everest to get ladder
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Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
Hillary Step on Everest to get ladder on 05/28/2013 14:47:38 MDT Print View

What else is there to say??? :)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/27/mount-everest-ladder-hillary-step

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: 40°N,-105°W-ish
Ladder on 05/28/2013 15:04:36 MDT Print View

I rather liked the solar powered escalator comment on Neptune Mountaineering's FB post. It's all a bit farcical, the Nepalese are destroying their best-known asset for the sake of filthy lucre.

Edited by lotuseater on 05/28/2013 15:05:28 MDT.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
Filthy Lucre on 05/28/2013 15:10:32 MDT Print View

Mochachino's on the summit for all! :)

Edited by PaulMags on 05/28/2013 15:11:03 MDT.

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: 40°N,-105°W-ish
Mochachinos on 05/28/2013 16:24:41 MDT Print View

...and now you know whose product fuels my posts...

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Hillary Step on Everest to get ladder on 05/28/2013 16:39:52 MDT Print View

So if someone skips the queue a fight may start.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Hillary Step on Everest to get ladder on 05/28/2013 17:24:58 MDT Print View

I think they should build a tram so everyone can get to the top. It isn't right to deprive the summit to those who could not otherwise get to it.

;)

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: 40°N,-105°W-ish
Re: Hillary Step on Everest to get ladder on 05/28/2013 17:31:37 MDT Print View

@ Mags - Which reminds me, at what temperature would yak's milk boil atop Everest to make that mochachino?

@ Stephen - I can just see it, every country would be clamouring for Most Favoured Nation status, to have their team on the first six rungs of the ladder. Forget frequent flier programs, this would be the one to aspire to... Perhaps we should send the entire TSA over there to police it :-)

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Hillary Step on Everest to get ladder on 05/28/2013 17:54:12 MDT Print View

Stuart

I can just picture it, a fully body scan as punters leave base camp and no liquids under 100ml.

alan york
(alanyork9) - MLife

Locale: PIEDMONT N.C.
Re: Re: Re: Hillary Step on Everest to get ladder on 05/29/2013 10:46:47 MDT Print View

I guess the ice fall has been laddered every season for decades.Sure makes it quicker to get through it.Everest is hardly a clean climb.More like a zoo of line of least resistance yupppy sloggers. : - )