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Everest 2019

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by Bishop, May 24, 2019.

  1. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Incredible if the deaths have happened the last few decades.
     
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    Of course it "may be" careless.
    You get the shirt beat out of you in an avalanche of snow, ice chunks the size of houses and a bunch of rock for gravy.
    The snow is packed so far down your throat, it's coming out of your whazoo.
    "Did they carry ID?" Who the Hello knows?

    Here at my place, the Search & Rescue people do try to get to you as quickly as is safe to do so.
    Otherwise, the wolves and coyotes and Ravens and Eagles will dig you up and they will eat you.
     
  3. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    My point is - they must have a list of people that got 'lost'.
    Trekking on those peaks has been controlled for decades.

    Every body (part) has DNA.

    Maybe they just do not care. But I feel sorry for the body rescuers. The latest troop are para military. I hope they have a skilled unit psych.

    It is not a nice job. My regiment was involved in a couple rescue missions when serving. If nothing was found, the Airforce (helicopters) gave us ideas where to find them spring time.
    Me and my plutoon never did a spring time retrieval myself, Praise the Gods!

    I
     
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    Nicely put sir.
    I agree with all of that, and couldn't articulate it better. So I won't try!
     
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    I will have to go to the Isle of man, it sounds good. The azures and tenerife give great views like that, you'll have to hop over Janne.
     
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    This size of avalanche is cheap as chips here. I can see then across the valley now (top melt)
    with my buck-naked eyeballs or a Nikon spotting scope from the dining room.
    Suppose you got caught near the top. When this stops, where are you?

     
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    Yes, I think there will be a list. (Except rogue climbers who go on holy mountains...But I guess no one is looking there)

    Shipton knew who it was when he found Wilson, didnt he?

    (But Wilson had his diary with him)

    But it could be grim. I have heard that many of the people who fell a long distance are now in pieces.

    A big pile of pieces.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Excellent video. It was interesting to see how close the potential Raven Food stepped to the edge, not thinking it might crumble.

    Lot of Power Mama Nature has!
     
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    Dead people in avalanches don't look too pretty. Not gonna be an open casket thing.
    Here in the winter, many of the dead refuse to let go of their snowmobiles
    and the sled beats them to a pulp.

    That's a very late spring avalanche, you can see the melt back and layering at the beginning.
    The implication is that the grizz will be out along the chutes, foraging.

    When somebody topples off the summit ridge @ Everest, nobody has the physical or mental strength
    to make a hop, skip and a jump down the cliff face to help out.
     
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    Hi Bishop,
    To be honest it wasn't much better in 2017 I was with a support team at base camp and the team of 8 climbers that was due to summit had a lot of trouble due to the overcrowding, in the end they gave up after being in the Death Zone too long and decided to come down for safety reasons, one thing for sure the team noticed there was quite a few inexperienced climbers there were a couple of French Climbers that have never climbed a mountain of this height, the problem is there are companies out there that charge big money to get these people to the top of Everest regardless of the consequences, there will only be more deaths on the mountain unless the authorities regulate the amount of climbers wanting permits to climb!
     

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