Monday, April 16, 2012

School

Geography degree = excuse to talk about climbing academically.

"One might think of Mt. Everest as the pinnacle of wilderness, vast and empty.  But ironically it’s also the world’s highest burial ground.  Some mountaineers won’t attempt to rescue injured summit bidders, as the potential for more death increases considerably.  This could be regarded as extremely selfish and ill mannered, but the act of climbing mountains is inherently selfish and egotistical."

Cultural Ecology Research Paper, Page 6 of 15.  Thanks for being so storied and fucked up, Mt. Everest culture.

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