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Mt Everest

May 25, 2012, 10:15 a.m.
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http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/everest-victims-family-asks-for-government-help-2

If my tax dollars go toward this I'm going to be mad. Give me a break…you die up there, you stay up there. That's a part of the deal. I guess if you're from Toronto you'd rather be brought back to the Centre of the Universe on the country's dime. I know if I perished up Everest I'd be glad to have my body up there as a reminder to the climbers that follow that "this shit is serious yo." Like that Calgarian guy in the fetal position.

Am I being insensitive?

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May 25, 2012, 10:19 a.m.
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Nope

May 25, 2012, 10:19 a.m.
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hells no

May 25, 2012, 10:24 a.m.
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what if it was YOUR lesbian life partner ?

but seriously the gov shouldnt throw anymore $ towards bringing a canadain citezens body than they would for someone who drowned in a pool at an all inclusive after drinking too many pina colada's

the pictures I have seen of everest summits this year are riduclous with 200 people summiting in one day, the reason she probably died was too many people slowing down the summit push, those companies will take anybody with 100,000$ its really just a very dangerous/expensive tour nowadays altho she DID train by walking around T.O. with a 20kg backpack

May 25, 2012, 10:31 a.m.
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what if it was YOUR lesbian life partner ?

I would enjoy knowing my lesbian life partner was decorating the Himalayan landscape.
:cougar:

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May 25, 2012, 10:32 a.m.
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It's well known that Everest is an incredibly dangerous summit, going up there is a risk that shouldn't be taken lightly. If you fail it's on you. Why should we, the tax payers jump in to help out with anything?

May 25, 2012, 10:33 a.m.
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doesn't seem so crazy to me, the family and insurance company are covering the cost of getting the body off the mountain and down to Katmandu. Like said above, no different than any other tourist doing something stupid in some other country and dying.

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May 25, 2012, 10:40 a.m.
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Like said above, no different than any other tourist doing something stupid in some other country and dying.

The government doesn't pay to repatriate everybody who dies abroad… the whole point here is why should this woman be any different?

From my comment on Facebook:
It is always unfortunate to hear of somebody dying, particularly doing something they love, but the idea of paying my hard-earned tax dollars to retrieve her body infuriates me. She chose to participate in an activity that currently approximately 1 in every 20 people who do, die. She mortgaged her house to raise $100,000 to go on the trip - if she could afford to do that, she could have afforded to make the unthinkable, but completely predictably necessary, arrangements for her affairs.

Mark

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May 25, 2012, 10:55 a.m.
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If she was thoughtful she would have told everyone that she wanted her body left on the mountain and then struck a cool pose before her demise.

May 25, 2012, 10:58 a.m.
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http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/the-trouble-with-everest/16add2mub?from=en-ca[HTML_REMOVED]cpkey=bd1508c0-e681-480b-9beb-654aef56abf7||||

There are a whole bunch of people on that mtn that don't have the skills or conditioning but they got 100K

the mtn is still as dangerous as when it was 1st climbed but if you poke around at links on that page you can see HUGE crowds of climbers going for the summit much like a busy sunday on Stawamis Chief … its hard to feel sorry for anybody who trys to buy the summit of Everest

May 25, 2012, 10:58 a.m.
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She mortgaged her house for the climb? That's pretty brutal. From the picture it looks like her helmet doesn't fit that well.

Maybe that's what contributed to her death?

May 25, 2012, 11:14 a.m.
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She mortgaged her house for the climb? That's pretty brutal. From the picture it looks like her helmet doesn't fit that well.

Maybe that's what contributed to her death?

I'm pretty confident that she died of exposure/exhaustion not any sort of impact.

Mark

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May 25, 2012, 11:21 a.m.
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She mortgaged her house for the climb? That's pretty brutal.

Brutal? Or fantastic foresight?

Cheers Ben

May 25, 2012, 11:37 a.m.
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Here's a thought. Charge everyone a 'body recovery deposit' when you grant them the permit to climb. If they make it down, they can claim it back. If they dont, then it would be covered! Problem solved?

May 25, 2012, 11:40 a.m.
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Here's a thought. Charge everyone a 'body recovery deposit' when you grant them the permit to climb. If they make it down, they can claim it back. If they dont, then it would be covered! Problem solved?

Sherpa's doing the body recovery work might see this as the motherload.
:woot:

I just saw on youtube a video of a guy that fell in 1924 and was discovered in recent years. Mallory. Climbers poking away at him.

Pretty cool how the body doesn't decompose way up there.

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