Queuing for Everest

Officials and mountaineering agencies confirmed to NBC News on Friday that three Indian nationals died Thursday while trying to climb the world’s highest mountain, which sits on the border of Nepal and Tibet, an autonomous region of southwest China… More here.

Look closely at the image above and consider that Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest, in 1953. That isn’t so long ago and now people are queuing…

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  1. That is nuts. I wonder what % are serious climbers, what % are not climbers but at least hardcore athletes, and how many are just folks with a lot of money and a strong desire for a prestige story.

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