Author Topic: 13 year old nears Everest's summit  (Read 2028 times)

bennybrew

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Re: 13 year old nears Everest's summit
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2010, 06:42:09 PM »
I guess this is the logical progression for a kid from asking for a pony for a birthday.  it must be nice to have $150000 for a VACATION budget

1 must be nice to have a vacation budget at all.

2 must be nice to be able to take a month off work for a vacation.

3 everest is no place for a pony. i mean, do they make crampons for ponies?

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Re: 13 year old nears Everest's summit
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2010, 09:23:10 PM »
3 everest is no place for a pony. i mean, do they make crampons for ponies?

Actually, they do! Scott's expedition to South Pole developed the technique of horse snow-shooing and cramponing... Didn't work that well and they were passed by norwegians riding dog sleds, but they are a shining example how with lots of determination you can make just about anything work...
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sneoh

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Re: 13 year old nears Everest's summit
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2010, 06:53:35 PM »

He made it to the summit -
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704546304575259760116250370.html

I am both impressed and relieved.

In the same article, there is this acknowledgement which I find more impressive and provocative -
"Also Saturday, officials said a Nepalese sherpa who lives in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper broke his own world record by climbing Everest for the 20th time. Apa, who goes by one name, went up with fellow climbers on a mission also to collect garbage, a growing environmental problem on the mountain."