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Old 04-23-2014, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default 16 killed climbing Mt. Everest.

Simply tragic.

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Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed down onto a group of Sherpa guides on Friday and killed 16 in the deadliest single disaster on Everest. While it is impossible to link any single event to long-term changes in the global climate, scientists say the future will likely hold more such dangers in high-altitude regions.



Avalanches of snow, rock or ice could increase. Climbing and trekking terrains would become unsteady. Glaciers may be more unpredictable. Storms will become more erratic, and the Himalayas in particular could see more snow as warming oceans send more moisture into the air for the annual Indian monsoon that showers the 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) mountain range.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:34 PM   #2
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It's sad because it was Sherpa's that died doing their job, one of few available to them. Now if it was climbers looking for a thrill it happened to it wouldn't bother me much at all.
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Well years ago not to many people went for it money permits guts .
An perfect to climb not every week .

So high dollar wall street mega money jerks think you can climb it 24 /7 theres to many climbing it there pushing there luck .

I thinks it also money and to many going for it year round cash makes you do things you may not normally do . Wonder how many really make it to the top.
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I read that the Sherpa's families were given 20,000 rupalukos (or whatever they spend there ) in death benefits, which is about $415 USD, I guess their lives aren't worth much because the look like umpa-lumpas. It's actual pretty discussing, I doubt any of the thrill seekers are sporting sleeping bags worth less than $415.
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I read that the Sherpa's families were given 20,000 rupalukos (or whatever they spend there ) in death benefits, which is about $415 USD, I guess their lives aren't worth much because the look like umpa-lumpas. It's actual pretty discussing, I doubt any of the thrill seekers are sporting sleeping bags worth less than $415.
That's weird, I have a Sherpa lined sleeping bag.

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That's weird, I have a Sherpa lined sleeping bag.
What's his name?
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What's his name?
Enquiring minds need to know.
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The Guides start early , acclimating to the environment before the climbing season gets in full swing .

Truly Sad .


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