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The walk of death ! - YouTube
Via ferrata hanging bridge on the Jägihorn, Switzerland.
mountaineering  via-ferrata  bridge  video 
25 days ago by floehopper
Why this year has been so dangerous for Mount Everest's climbers
Mountain guide Adrian Ballinger told CNN that many see Everest as the "ultimate challenge." But the problem he has seen is the "lower level of experience of the climbers trying to come here and also of the companies that are trying to offer services on the mountain."
He continued, "That lack of experience, both with the commercial operators and the climbers themselves, is causing these images we see where people make bad decisions, get themselves in trouble up high and end up having unnecessary fatalities."
climbing  mountaineering 
7 weeks ago by jimmykduong
‘It Was Like a Zoo’: Death on an Unruly, Overcrowded Everest - The New York Times
This has been one of the deadliest climbing seasons on the world’s highest peak. Veteran climbers blame increased permits for climbers, including many who are inexperienced.
everest  mountaineering  tourism 
7 weeks ago by zethraeus

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