The nepalase don’t check experience or ability before issuing a permit. Why should they to be fair? Not their role or their job. IfI read (fake?) that the Nepalese have been kind of sloppy when issuing permits from checking on preparation and experience levels.
The Chinese side, much more carefully vetted teams.
Here, the entrance to the Iditirod Race is very tightly controlled. There will be just a single winner-take-all.
You have a race card with your results from many other races, all over the snowy world.
You must have done well and finished them all or you get no look inside at all.
Climate change has moved the race start inland, far from the original point of Wasilla, AK.
I have an aquiantance who is growing grapes in Wasilla.
sipping on pina collada's and doing dentistry, probably at the same time.I am happy to spend my time between 0 and 20 feet above sea level.
Maximum concentration of Oxygen I do not have to carry.
Sweet drinks like a pina colada are for youngsters tourists and women.sipping on pina collada's and doing dentistry, probably at the same time.
That's a bit further down the valley, wide plane sides not so steep, maybe even walkable.British Columbia is bigger than Japan, the UK and New Zealand, rolled into one.
Less than 3% of this place is flat. I've lived in or near BC mountains for some 40+ years.
It is never claustrophobic, I've never felt hemmed in or walled in = doesn't happen.
You just get used to having a lot of the scenery arranged vertically.
Take a look. I see this view but from ground level, out my kitchen window.
Pick any one you want. Lots of climbers but you'll never hear a word about them
unless the trip goes sideways somehow.
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But the climbers are just being lazy leaving it for others to pick up after them. My point is that if climbers can bring it in they can bring it out. They shouldn't be leaving it for others to clean up after them. I know it gives employment to locals but would you realy want a job cleaning up plastic sweet wrappers after a load of thoughtless rich kids just to keep your sacred mountain tidy? It should not be happening in the first place. It's rather a superior attitude to say ah well it gives the poor locals paid work and they should be grateful. Or we pay enough for others to clean up after us. I'd be furious if visitors treated my moors like that.On the other hand, the people carrying the rubbish down to be taken care of are paid.
Same as our rubbish collectors.