Life is too short to drink bad coffee.
- Sep 20, 2018
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
At $11,000 just for the permit and another $35,000+ for the rest of the costs, few are going to blow that cash & chance to reach their personal achievement to help someone who is all but dead. Sad....unimaginable for most of us, but should not be surprising.
It is not Hyde Park or Central Park up there. It is very steep and huge parts of the mountain slopes are not accessible.
The air is so thin that helicopters can't be used to rescue people or retrieve corpses.
It is totally not like for instance at the Mt Blanc in the Alps (another highest top on every climbers wish list), where rescue helicopter teams are at work every single day during the season.
And even there people die on the mountain.