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After Summiting Mt. Everest, He Returned Home to Face His Demons
RT @Al_Humphreys: An honest insight of life after expeditions: A caveat for those who see adventure as a simple solution to life.
mountains  climbing  everest  avalanche  mentalhealth  ptsd  drink  drugs  addiction  relationships  photography  photos 
april 2017 by pozorvlak
Everest 2017: After 14 Everest Expeditions, Why Altitude Junkies is Leaving? - The Blog on alanarnette.com
RT @alan_arnette: For the first time since 2008, Altitude Junkies is not on Everest. Why would such an experienced operator simply…
everest  mountaineering  mountains  mountainguides  nepal  china 
march 2017 by pozorvlak
BBC - Future - Death in the clouds: The problem with Everest’s 200+ bodies
A climber himself, Barlow suspected that sensation-seeking theory has long been misapplied to mountaineers. His research suggests that, compared to other athletes, mountaineers tend to possess an exaggerated “expectancy of agency”. In other words, they crave a feeling of control over their lives. Because the complexities of modern life defy such control, they are forced to seek agency elsewhere.

Barlow and colleagues also found that mountaineers believe that they struggle emotionally, especially when it came to loving partner relationships. They may compensate for this by becoming experts at dealing with emotions in another, more straightforwardly terrifying realm. “The emotional anxiety of everyday life is confusing, ambiguous and diffuse, and you don’t know the source of it,” Barlow says. “In the mountains, the emotion is fear, and the source is clear: if I fall, I die.”

Many of the climbers Barlow and his colleagues included in their study – especially professional ones – also exhibited what psychologists refer to as counterphobia. Rather than avoid the things they fear, they feel compelled to face-off with those elements. “It’s a misnomer that climbers are fearless,” Barlow says. “Instead, as a climber, I know I will be afraid, but the key bit is that I approach that fear and try to overcome it.” 

Like a junkie who’s got his fix, mountaineers usually report a transfer effect from their experience – a feeling of satiation immediately after returning from a peak.
mountains  everest  death  climbing  china  tibet  nepal  from twitter
may 2016 by pozorvlak
Twitter
RT : Haha, bad news for anyone wanting to climb today - according to Google the Hillary Step is now closed
Everest  from twitter
may 2016 by pozorvlak
Twitter
RT : 30 years to the day since Tenzing died, here's why he's still the greatest climber
Everest  from twitter
may 2016 by pozorvlak
WiFi and Tech Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekking to Everest Base Camp doesn't mean you can't stay connected. Use this WiFi and Tech Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek to stay in touch along the way.
gadgets  everest  nepal 
march 2016 by pozorvlak
everest webcam
RT : Live webcam: Winds blowing snow off the highest point on planet Earth Mt
Nepal  Everest  from twitter
november 2015 by pozorvlak
The Everest Moral Dilemma – Beyond the Edge
RT : : Fixed Lines, Fair Means, and Firsts - A good post, but the familiar obsession with climbing style
Everest  from twitter
april 2015 by pozorvlak
The cod science of Everest hate – Footsteps on the Mountain
Questions about how Outside's "Sherpas take 4x the risk of US servicemembers in Iraq" figure was arrived at
everest  mountains  safety  nepal 
april 2015 by pozorvlak
Everest 2015: The Reality of Everest
Everest 2015: The Reality of Everest: via @alan_arnette
everest  mountains 
april 2015 by pozorvlak
Street View Treks: – About – Google Maps
The Khumbu region lies south of Everest, and now you can visit its villages with .
maps  google  nepal  everest  from twitter_favs
march 2015 by pozorvlak
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