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11/26/09 11:47 AM
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JackFunk - I'd like to believe that Mallory actually made the summit somehow, someway.

They had hoped to find his camera with his body, but never did, iirc.


I think I recall that he was able to get an email off right after he got to the summit.
11/26/09 11:53 AM
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somebody start an "OG'ers climb mount everest" get together........any sherpas on the OG?!?!
11/26/09 1:56 PM
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GaymidaGaydan - LOL at the guy three up jerking it with his last breath!



HNGGGGGGGGGG


FAP FAP FAP FAP
lmao!
 
11/26/09 2:20 PM
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Everyone climbing Everest knows the risk of death is pretty high. It's not an environment that lends it's to altruistic behavior -- why compound your own risk to help someone who's also risking his life?

Risk seeking behavior is also a sign of psychopathy. I'd guess a higher % of Everest climbers are untroubled by the deaths of others.
11/26/09 2:58 PM
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JackFunk - I'd like to believe that Mallory actually made the summit somehow, someway.

here is a picture of her trying to convince Alex to fund her summit attempt


 
11/26/09 3:23 PM
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lookoutawhale - i just downloaded Frontline: Storm on Mount Everest. Its a PBS documentary movie where they go back to Everest and talk about the events of the 1996 disaster.

Its right here if anyone wants to download it and check it out. I watched it and was amazing. You get a real sense of how Everest looks upclose as they climb up. Its 1.5 hours.

www.filestube.com/6bf1494a917f682203ea,g/Frontline-Storm-Over-Everest-myTVblog-org-001.html

really great thread! I dont ususally come to the OG but this is fascinating stuff.
   

I can't get these files to play :-/

did you download all 10 files? once you've done that download this free program called HJ SPLIT

http://www.freebyte.com/hjsplit/

open the program, hit JOIN and then find the place where you downloaded your stuff. It will find the first file .001 and then OK and it will join all the files together to form a video. hope that helps.

11/26/09 3:36 PM
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MrSmiff - somebody start an "OG'ers climb mount everest" get together........any sherpas on the OG?!?!

 theres a guy in the other Everest thread that said he climbed. be cool if its true to have someone on the boards that climbed it to talk about their experience. not sure if its a troll job though.

BenBJJ - I climbed your damned mountain. Lost 2 good friends that terrible time. shuang dòng jiao zhi ('Hands of ice') and shou bing ('frosty toes') were two of the best climbers I ever met.


Im on the right.
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http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/?go=forum.posts&quote=28222846&forum=2&thread=1547361&page=2#bottom

another underground dude said hes willing to climb it, and climbed Ama Dablam in the past. Took a picture on top with Everest in the back.

Some pretty interesting mountain climbers on this forum if all true.

Mjollnir - If the OG wants to sponsor me I'll take a crack at it. Here's me on top of Ama Dablam (22,467ft) w/ Everest behind.


 

 http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/?go=forum.posts&quote=27965893&forum=2&thread=1547124&page=2#bottom
 
11/26/09 7:21 PM
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does your dick grow if you reach the top???
11/26/09 7:43 PM
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""" You want to show how tough and brave you are you STEP IN THE FUCKING OCTAGON!!!!!""

are you fukin serious?
how many people have now stepped in the octagan.
how many people attempted to climb everest?

how many people have died in the octagan? how many people have died or failed everest or K2?

no question its tougher to climb everest.

There is more to life and tougher things then MMA
12/1/09 1:50 PM
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Apa Shepra holds the record to most summits on Everest at 19. This is 18th on youtube. Really cool footage of how the summit looks like.

12/1/09 1:55 PM
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During the storm of 1996 there was an IMAX crew that was filming during the disaster. The film is up on youtube. It has some great footage but only dedicate like a few pictures and a radio call to the disaster. You'd think with all the footage they would have made the disaster a focal point in the video but they decided to make it about the mountain and a small portion to those events.

Its 48 minutes long.

Part 1



Part 2



Part 3



Part 4



Part 5

12/1/09 2:33 PM
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Pardon my ignorance on the topic, but what's the bathroom etiquette for major climbs like that? Hold it until making camp, diaper, or whip it out?
12/2/09 12:19 PM
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12/2/09 12:48 PM
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 My suggestion to anyone remotely interested in climbing Everest is to simply eat a bullet.  Its quicker and less painful.
12/2/09 3:09 PM
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BarkLikeADog - Pardon my ignorance on the topic, but what's the bathroom etiquette for major climbs like that? Hold it until making camp, diaper, or whip it out?

http://classic.mountainzone.com/everest/99/north/faq1.html

The Everest FAQ Answers

1.) How do you go to the bathroom?

Climber Dave Hahn Many of us were schooled in such matters at a fairly young age by our parents and we've tried to deviate as little as possible over the years from the old family traditions.

At Base Camp and ABC (Advanced Base Camp), we've found that a good way of keeping things neat is to build a single latrine (perhaps a ditch for the waste and a set of rock walls for privacy and wind protection) with a plywood cover and seat arrangement. Within easy reach, we often place a substantial cardboard box with a slot in it for paper deposits. This is an effort toward keeping down the "white man's prayer flags" as the Sherpas call TP fluttering around in the windy Base Camp. At the trip's end, we will burn the latrine with kerosene for a day or two and then bury it. The box of paper, if it has not been stolen by some misguided Tibetan box collector, is burned as well.

Mount Everest photos Eric Simonson expedition At ABC, some teams are now working to figure a system whereby barrels of waste can be yakked down to Base Camp as the burning at ABC is not always very practical. In any case, concentrating the waste is the important thing.

In the higher camps... it isn't really much fun to think about. Urination is usually straightforward... ponder that. The other is a bit more complex. The best thing is to just go about once a day. In a perfect world, that would be a little after breakfast, after the boots are on and before the climbing harness gets threaded, on a nice calm sunny morning. In the Third World, however, the reality might well be an overpowering need to go just before you are fully awake, or perhaps when you are working a dicey bit of cliff face without a rope... or let's suppose that you are profoundly moved during a raging snowstorm at 27,000 feet. How do you go then? In the words of a famous sporting ad campaign, you... just do it. With a little experience, you will have learned to wait until the last possible moment... you will have on gear with compatible openings for such maneuvers (only a rank... so to speak... beginner would combine a horseshoe zipper on his down suit with a crotch zipper on his pile suit with a drop seat on his one-piece long underwear. Things need to match up.)

Mount Everest photos Eric Simonson expedition You will remember that tidy elimination is not worth dying for and so you won't hop urgently from your tent onto a steep and snowy slope without proper footwear and possibly a rope to hold onto. You will not give a rat's ass who is watching your progress (nobody), and you will do your best to get the waste down a steep uninhabited slope (flat rock... toss it carefully) or into a crevasse (direct deposit... you are a good sport, or shoveled in for the faint of heart). Above all... you will keep your sense of humor when things go awry in this department.

When you try to pee in a 50 mile an hour swirling wind and you find that nearly every drop has found its way back onto your high-tech outerwear, your goggles and your coolest looking hat, you will smile, brush off what you can, thank your lucky stars that you didn't freeze anything that might be useful in courting rituals or matrimony in the unimaginably distant future, then get back in your tent and start laughing at your partner. You've gotten it over with, he or she is nursing a full pee-bottle, a full bladder and a foolish belief that the storm will end soon.

People that don't climb invariably think that this bathroom thing is a big deal. Particularly for women climbers, they figure it must be some embarrassing and horribly uncomfortable exercise. For some it might be, but those people don't climb very long after they experience such humiliation and tribulation (on a cheap mountain close to home if they are smart.) They can take up bowling or billiards or some such extreme sport with access to his and hers, modern, well lit and private commodes. For the rest of us, men and women alike, elimination is just one of a number of discomforts and chores that don't come anywhere near to compromising or defining our love of the mountains.

—Dave Hahn, Climber
12/2/09 3:48 PM
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12/2/09 3:53 PM
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Mezla - Those pictures chill me to the bone, man. That's Death staring you right in the face.
umm yeah if your dumb enough to be climbing mt everestt

otherwise i think youll be fine
12/2/09 6:18 PM
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I didn't read this thread but I'm currently reading a book called Fallen Giants which I highly reccomend. It's a historical account of climbing the great mountains in the world.
12/2/09 6:36 PM
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good stuff here
12/3/09 9:39 PM
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 Here is a dead body on the mountain called "green boots"

Its just 1500 feet below the summit.



Green Boots is the name given to the dead body of an Indian climber on the North face route of Mount Everest. The body of the climber, presumably Tsewang Paljor,[1] lay curled in a fetal position under an overhang, a victim of exposure in the storm that hit Everest on May 10, 1996. He came to be referred as Green Boots and is mentioned routinely in many contemporary accounts. The name derives from the fluorescent green Koflach boots he wore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Boots



Sh Tsewang Paljor
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Here is a video of a climber way up on the mountain who walks close to the body of "Green Boots"

the audio was taken out because of a copyright in music it seems.

The English climber David Sharp also died here they said. He was the climber where there was that huge public outcry debate when they realized all the other teams kept passing by him and ignoring him while he was dying.

12/3/09 10:18 PM
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Anyone know how deep the snow is at the 2min mark of the vid above? Does it ever slide or is in basically permanant?
12/3/09 10:33 PM
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A body lies right beside the route, just above the South Col - 21 May

Story of climber who discovered it:

http://www.vmeverest09.com/
After a short rest and the last of my water, I headed down the gully towards the South Col, moving fast.  Some way above the Col I noticed something blue to my left and turned.  It was a dead body lying in the snow about 15 feet away.  I didn’t move from the rope, which I was just arm-wrapping, but stared in quiet contemplation.  Who was it?  I couldn’t be sure.  It was the first and last body I would see on Everest, yet there are over 200 scattered over the mountain.  I thought it might be Scott Fisher, the guide whose death was recounted in ‘Into Thin Air’ – he was wearing a blue down-suit and died just below the Balcony – perhaps he had been avalanched lower down?  It was a stark reminder that despite how good I felt right then, others much stronger than me had battled for their lives in the same place at different times.  It was sobering.  I descended rapidly back to the tents on the col, reaching them 40 minutes after leaving the Balcony.  It was 11.30am and I was back in under 12 hours, including all the faffing around!

 
  
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great thread!!!
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