Posted 5 августа 2021,, 10:23
Published 5 августа 2021,, 10:23
Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37
Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37
Novye Izvestia, and many world media outlets and bloggers have repeatedly drawn attention to the wild situation that has developed on the slopes of the highest peak of the planet Everest: there, over a century of climbing this peak, a whole garbage dump has accumulated not only from garbage, but also from the corpses of unsuccessful climbers. to let down which no one is in a hurry. Only occasionally do the relatives of the deceased hire aircraft and a brigade to transport the deceased, but hundreds of corpses remain in place intact. Throughout history, the summit has been conquered by no more than five thousand people, but according to official figures, there are only about three hundred dead, but most likely there are many more.
It is known that, according to the rules, climbing Mount Everest without a Sherpa guide is prohibited, but there is no filter for those wishing to climb and there are no restrictions on the number of permits for climbing. But the temperature there, even in the most gentle period - in May - is minus 35 degrees, and often reaches minus 60. And this is even with a squall wind! Plus extremely rarefied air, causing acute oxygen starvation, heavy equipment (after all, you cannot do without an oxygen cylinder), and together - a terrible load on the body for several weeks. No wonder every eighth survivor becomes disabled, returning from the top with a bunch of new diseases.
Despite everything, it is very expensive (today it costs more than 100 thousand US dollars) and dangerous entertainment has become a very profitable business. Moreover, corpses serve as a spectacular backdrop for photographs, which can then be profitably sold to various publications. Eyewitnesses say that one deceased climber dangled on his belay for a long time, hanging from a cliff to the delight of "photographers".
Here's how bloggers comment on the situation:
- These people are the most real madmen, or just idlers, who get money easily and they are ready to sacrifice themselves. Otherwise, it is impossible to explain what motivates people who spend so much money on it.
- From the point of view of morality and ethics, as well as state of mind, this does not fit into my head at all. Moreover, these people even have their own code, according to which if you suddenly feel bad, no one will help, and will be left to fend for themselves.
Alas, talk about this madness has been going on for a long time, but the world community seems to still approve of it. Although what prevents these idlers and parasites, who deliberately expose not only themselves, but the people around them, to simply order a plane for less money and look at the coveted peak from above.
Climbing Everest is a very stupid act that should not be followed, and the ascents themselves should simply be prohibited, bloggers urge.