Thursday, June 01, 2006

DEADLY QUEST

There have been 10 fatalities among an estimated 300 Mt. Everest summit attempts so far this season; the cost of joining an expedition can run from $10,000 to more than $40,000.

1 comment:

Richard said...

Arthur, recently a British mountaineer, David Sharp, 34, died while descending from the summit, and some, including the great Sir Edmund Hillary, deplored the fact that many climbers in the area had failed to offer help. It was noted, though, that the temperature at that level was about minus 100 degrees F, a grave threat to any human.