Thursday, June 01, 2006

Why did the Everest climb trigger so much quarrel?

Read the Inquirer on the network war

Read the exchanges in the peyups forum

Art's recognition of FVR and non recognition of GMA

The controversy behind the 4th climber hotly contested in your favorite egroups mfpi and metropolitanms

Not to forget the two week protest in April in Nepal

And the moral ethics raised this climbing season if it is proper to leave behind a dying climber

It seems to be the price we pay for transforming this sacred recreation a race. Will John Muir's quotation still hold for us?
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

Adventure racing has changed all that. Reaching the summit of Everest just validated it.

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