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4/29/13

Good On The Sherpas

Switzerland's Ueli Steck and Simone Moro from Italy I'm sure feel they're just pretty special and don't have to follow instructions.

Sherpas wanted to kick their ass and I don't blame them and feel this is pretty much what happened while climbing Everest.

The fight allegedly broke out after the pair ignored orders to hold their climb while the Sherpas were rigging ropes. One version of events is that the guides asked the climbers to wait while they went ahead and secured ropes, but the climbers continued and dislodged ice which fell on the guides.

Mr Moro said  "getting hit by chunks of ice is a very natural occurrence". Ok then Uely Steck should damn well understand that because -

In 2007, whilst climbing up the direct line on the southern flank to the summit of Annapurna in the Himalayas, he was hit by a falling rock which smashed his helmet. He was knocked unconscious, slipped more than 200 feet, but survived with only bruises and a concussion.

And if he/they did put these men in danger I don't blame these guides for being annoyed! 

3 comments:

  1. I love the header!!!

    Linda
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  2. Great header!!! Too bad some people just gotta be A H's.

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  3. Thank you ladies! Sherpas aren't making the news because they beat up people on a regular basis. These two men did things that made them mad enough they felt the need to kick some butt.

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