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The Absurdity of Everest

By Brian Rooney

Climbing Mt. Everest is no longer a noble pursuit and the people who do it are not heroes. Everest has become a magnet not for the best among us expanding boundaries of the known world, but for the worst, the people with time and money to seek a personal challenge and examine their inner space at the risk of other peoples’ lives. They are up there to put a checkmark on their bucket list. May on Everest, Christmas in Thailand.

It’s been 90 years since the British climber George Mallory died trying to conquer Everest, “Because it’s there.” In his time, …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green