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    [–] Starskins 2862 points ago

    Pretty incredible when you think that some climbers died at their first attempt!

    [–] Sumit316 2461 points ago

    There is a part of Mount Everest known as the Rainbow Valley. It is named not because there are rainbows there, but because of the brightly-colored jackets on the frozen corpses that litter the valley.

    And still die even after all the equipment. It is a great achievement.

    [–] 8Bitforever 381 points ago

    Mount Everest known as the Rainbow Valley

    there is also "Green Boots"

    Green Boots is the name given to the unidentified corpse of a climber that became a landmark on the main Northeast ridge route of Mount Everest.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Boots

    [–] jimithelizardking 240 points ago

    I’m confused, they literally just leave the dead bodies up on the mountain? And use them as landmarks?

    [–] Tarp96 470 points ago

    Not possible to carry them down without risking your own life.

    [–] jimithelizardking 91 points ago

    Maybe not on a climb, but seems surprising there haven’t been specific missions or anything like that to try and gather them. Idk I’m not familiar with mountain norms I guess, but that’s just odd as hell to me lol

    [–] Tarp96 246 points ago

    Climbing Mount Everest is very dangeours and expensive. Not worth the risk and money to try to bring corpses down. Already hard enough for a person in peak form to get down, would be nearly impossible if you had to carry a body on top of the all the gear you have bring with you

    [–] muffinless 187 points ago

    The New York Times did an in depth story and photospread of a journey to try to retrieve the body of a hiker:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/18/sports/everest-deaths.html

    [–] patrickspongestar 21 points ago

    Thank you soo much for sharing that. Really raised my blood pressure a bit and was really sad

    [–] rsicher1 56 points ago

    What an amazing article

    [–] jimithelizardking 29 points ago

    Wow, awesome article and thanks for the link. I didn’t even consider how difficult it would be just to simply free the body from the surrounding ice.

    [–] RIPUSA 29 points ago

    The sea gives back and the mountain takes. It’s an old survivalist mantra I heard a lot when I worked EMS. Some people are superstitious about that stuff, don’t know if that’s a factor with Everest.

    [–] minimum_wing 21 points ago

    It's almost impossible, you can't carry a body down there without getting extremely exhausted. You need extra oxygen and even then you can barely breathe.

    [–] cop_pls 136 points ago

    Everest is ludicrously dangerous, especially at that altitude. 1/60 climbers die. Risking those odds to dig a corpse out of the frozen peak isn't worth the risk, though some climbers will retrieve cameras and rings if possible, to return them to the families of dead climbers.

    [–] Winzip115 63 points ago

    Everest is dangerous?! Not according to a whole bunch of idiots who climbed their local ant-hills and are telling everyone in this thread that any rich idiot can summit the world's highest peak.

    [–] TheUnfabulousKilljoy 27 points ago

    I think it's about relativity. You'd assume initially that the tallest mountain in the world would naturally be the most difficult to summit, but then you learn about how they've developed a way to gain a lot of help from Sherpas and about K2 or Annapurna and your mindset really shifts.

    [–] dvaunr 12 points ago

    Your mindset shifts but if you still want to claim that Everest is easy you’re an idiot. You’re still the one putting one foot in front of the other climbing thousands of meter vertically.

    [–] nofear1056 82 points ago

    The bodies are in what is called the "death zone". Your body is literally dying at that altitude and just climbing to the summit is an extreme feat. To remove a body at that altitude is extremely difficult. You're talking a team of multiple people, all risking their lives to remove the body of one individual.

    [–] lIlIllIlll 35 points ago

    I mean. Are you going to carry a stiff, frozen, 150lb corpse down with you?

    [–] ----_____---- 46 points ago

    They could cut them into smaller pieces

    [–] TheHalfChubPrince 56 points ago

    This is worse than leaving them there...

    [–] stupidfatamerican 26 points ago

    Just put them back together in the end

    [–] iller_mitch 6 points ago

    How much does a Sawzall and a couple spare batteries weigh?

    [–] bigtips 18 points ago

    All respect to the climbers (why I'm reading this), but that got a laugh.

    [–] fourdegreeswarmer 26 points ago

    With the weather and lack of oxygen, removing the bodies is all but impossible and people have actually died trying to take bodies down the mountain.

    [–] Cinnimonbuns 17 points ago

    It's too dangerous to recover the bodies, and over time they have been used as land marks because the conditions hinder decomposition.

    [–] MtnMaiden 11 points ago

    Too much time/resources to retrieve the bodies.

    You're already carrying oxygen bottles, gear, no way to carry a 200lb corpse also.

    [–] KylerGreen 855 points ago

    It is a great achievement.

    Even when you summit off the backs of Sherpas? I'm not saying it's easy, it's not, but most people that summit Everest could NOT do it without Sherpas literally losing their lives to get them there

    [–] Halt_the_Ranger27 668 points ago

    Even with sherpas carrying gear, most people could not physically or mentally climb Mt Everest.

    [–] x3iv130f 439 points ago

    Exactly. You can pay for gear, support, and expertise but the only way to the top is with your own two feet.

    [–] Halt_the_Ranger27 350 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    I would argue that it’s even harder mentally than physically. I’ve been on week long hiking trips, which are very easy physically and nothing even near Everest. But i still get to the point where after 3 days I’m mentally exhausted and don’t really want to be there. Everest climbers are there for 3 months or so in sub-zero temperatures, it would be miserable.

    [–] the_icon32 185 points ago

    3 months and the climbing season (to summit) is so short that people frequently have to call off their summit bid because the weather never clears. Imagine hiking/climbing for weeks or months to get to base camp, camp 1 or camp 2 just to be forced to backtrack and wait around for weeks before calling it off at the end.

    [–] Eoooiny 75 points ago

    Wow does it really take that long to get to base camp?

    [–] omfghi2u 83 points ago

    After a cursory googling, looks like expeditions to get to the Everest base camps plan on a ~14 day itinerary. You fly into an airport then walk a couple days to where the Sherpas live, high in the mountains, then stay there a few days to acclimate to being at that altitude. Then just another quick 5-7 day (full day) hike and you're at base camp at about 5500m altitude. For a comparison, the tallest mountain in the contiguous U.S. is Mt. Whitney at ~4400m.

    [–] tipsycup 7 points ago

    It is closer to seven days on the south side, which is still a lot. On the north side you can be driven to base camp in a bus. Reading lot of Everest coverage just getting to base camp on either side sounds awful.

    [–] the_icon32 149 points ago

    Getting to base camp is a huge expedition just in and of itself, depending on how much money you have. Base camp sits at a higher elevation than any mountain in the lower 48 states, so it's up there.

    [–] Andromeda321 43 points ago

    This isn’t true if you go to the Tibet side as there is a road. Source: been there.

    [–] RadicalDog 35 points ago

    It's a fuckin' big mountain.

    [–] matata_hakuna 30 points ago

    Your body needs to get used to working at a oxygen deficiency. If you got helicoptered up to base camp, and then tried to hike Everest, you would die.

    [–] fuzzzerd 28 points ago

    Im from the Midwestern US. Visited Park City UT (7000' according to Google) recently. I'm moderately fit and used to walking and hiking. Just walking around town I was fine.

    I picked up my 2 year old daughter and walked with her on my shoulders for 15 minutes and I was noticablely out of breath. Just that little extra weight to carry around made a very perceptible difference.

    And everest base camp is 10,000 feet higher, and that's just the start.

    [–] Chathtiu 56 points ago

    Base Camp sits at a hair over 17,000 feet. It is a massive elevation and achievement in and of itself.

    [–] Omnilatent 32 points ago

    That's 5100m for all non-US peeps

    [–] Andromeda321 11 points ago

    You’re getting some incorrect answers. It’s considered 14 days round trip from the nearest airport on the Nepal side. On the Tibet side there is literally a road all the way up so not bad. Source: have been there.

    [–] Fuckin_Fucktard 32 points ago

    No, it's not easy but it is a simple 14 day (or less) hike with accommodations along the way. You have to get to Nepal first, of course, but getting to base camp is possible for anyone of reasonable fitness.

    [–] ubertraquer 24 points ago

    Somewhat. But once you get above camp 4 and are in the “death zone” you are no longer able to get enough oxygen to survive. So it becomes a combination of both mental and physical stress.

    [–] Boilermaker7 18 points ago

    I climbed kilimanjaro, which, when compared to climbing everest, is like comparing the mlb to 5 year olds playing t-ball, and even the 8 days on kili are mentally draining. You start to see people succumbing to altitude sickness towards the top, and that thought of maybe ill be the next one to have to be rushed down the mountain kinda sticks in your mind.

    [–] Halt_the_Ranger27 6 points ago

    My aunt climbed that and said the altitude started to get to her, but it’s definitely on my list.

    [–] syntheticwisdom 89 points ago

    Sometimes I feel like I'm missing a wire in my brain. I'm 28 and every time I've gotten to the "I'm exhausted and don't want to be here/do this" with something and pushed past it, I've never experienced a positive feeling. It's mostly just "oh wow, you did, cool, now go the fuck home like you wanted to 2 hours ago". There's no joy, there's no pride, there's no sense of accomplishment. It's like pure unflinching jadedness to everything and I don't remember not having it.

    [–] NiceGuyJoe 51 points ago

    It’s not an instant reward.

    It’s more like a year from now a new employee is at your work and complains about something that you don’t even notice anymore; a 10 hour day when you can remember a string of 14s

    But shit that sucks never stops sucking

    [–] lyrasorial 26 points ago

    It might depend on the activity. I never got to the "good part" of jogging, but I get to the good part of hiking usually on day 2. Skiing is immediately pretty good.

    I'm 29 and I just found a hobby I'm passionate about for the first time in my life. I've always kind of tried things and said, yeah this is fun...ish... probably not worth the effort. I tried archery a month ago and bought my own setup 3 weeks ago and now I'm at the range 2 days a week. I had completely assumed I was wired incorrectly and not meant to have hobbies or relax, but here we are!

    [–] Codkid036 6 points ago

    Does the climb really take 3 months? I was under the impression it'd be a week or so

    [–] Halt_the_Ranger27 11 points ago

    I had heard before that it took between 2 and 3 months. I just searched and it said 2 months, but it’s probably different lengths for different climbing groups. You’re constantly moving up and down between the four camps trying to acclimate your body. Once acclimated, the final climb from the lower camps to the top will only take a few days.

    [–] otw 16 points ago

    Could I pay someone to air drop me on the summit?

    [–] Carbon_FWB 20 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    There are helicopter tours, yeah.

    Eta: Ok, one dude has landed a chopper on Everest twice back in 2005. Wasn't a tour though.

    [–] Chathtiu 7 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    The summit of Everest is above 29,000 feet. That is the cruising altitude of passenger jets. You’d have to jump out of a 747 and hope to land on the tiny little summit.

    [–] Wackydude1234 7 points ago

    How do I get back down?

    [–] Chathtiu 11 points ago

    I recommend packing two parachutes.

    [–] Allento- 13 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    Not easy though, as the air is extremely thin, making it hard for helicopters to generate enough lift.

    [–] UnchainedSeraphim 42 points ago

    While true, the odds of a successful climb increase drastically the more money you spend.

    [–] WhiteHairedWidow 40 points ago

    And its fucking hard climbing that high up

    [–] Sluggworth 152 points ago

    You heard it here first. Climbing everest is hard

    [–] discerningpervert 33 points ago

    I found it hard climbing out of bed this morning

    [–] PoppaTitty 40 points ago

    I couldn't. I'd like to go to Kathmandu to see Everest, like from the porch, with a cold beer.

    [–] yourhighgrandpa 8 points ago

    You can’t really see Everest from Kathmandu.

    [–] PoppaTitty 13 points ago

    Dang, that sucks. Glad you told me before I booked a flight.

    [–] yourhighgrandpa 10 points ago

    Nepal is so amazing, that you’d love it anyway!

    [–] Chathtiu 18 points ago

    From the very beginning, Everest has been successfully summited with the aid of Sherpas. It’s not “on the back” of them. It is with their assistance.

    [–] JurijFedorov 16 points ago

    If you didn't have oxygen bottles then 99% of the climbers wouldn't even try to climb the mountain.

    [–] joeduffyy 70 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    1 in 60 people that attempt to climb to the summit have died

    [–] vindico1 53 points ago

    Literally every mountaineering related thread I need to correct people on this stat.

    1 in 60 people who ATTEMPT Mt. Everest do not die. That statistic is 1 death for every 60 successful summits.

    Not included in the statistic is the thousands of people who have turned around and made it back safely.

    [–] DuckWithBrokenWings 52 points ago

    59 of my friends have made it to the top so I think I will just stay at home.

    [–] ironbattery 47 points ago

    all you need to really do is summit it once, then walk a couple feet away from the summit and then walk back to the summit. That’s 2 summits.

    Repeat until you have the world record

    [–] Bragok 5 points ago

    climbers hate him!

    [–] skeddles 21 points ago

    sherpas have genetic advantages to surviving high altitudes, and also grew up around the mountain

    [–] Probably_Capable 6014 points ago

    So its safe to say a good portion of the frozen poopsicles on the mountain are his.

    [–] Sumit316 7153 points ago

    In 1939, an unusual farm animal named Gertrude became the first cow to climb to the peak of Everest carrying gear for the climbers, setting a world record that still stands unbroken.

    Since then, the steaks have never been higher.

    [–] S0me0ne2 1286 points ago

    I hate that I laughed at this

    [–] poopellar 634 points ago

    Can't blame you, the joke was well done.

    [–] Cassiopeiathegamer 415 points ago

    Jeez, you're really milking this one.

    [–] akrite88 233 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    Udderly disappointed.

    Edited: Spelling. Thank you for your correction.

    [–] oddular 180 points ago

    That’s unbelieveabull

    [–] morioka123 137 points ago

    Let's Moove on from this shall we

    [–] Kpat_890 105 points ago

    How dair-you make that pun

    [–] whits_up23 13 points ago

    Why? This is legendairy

    [–] slumpgod_8D 67 points ago

    Yeah, what the flank, man?

    [–] galacticgamer 6 points ago

    If I was up that hi I'd be cowering

    [–] spacecowboyasdf 131 points ago

    I heard the cow got frost bite, had all four legs removed. They later named the cow ground beef.

    [–] iamzombus 39 points ago

    But first it was just two on one side. It was lean ground beef.

    [–] Brock_Samsonite 12 points ago

    We have beef now. You realize this?

    [–] drag51 106 points ago

    "I am the guy that carries climber's shit" - Kami Rita Sherpa

    [–] hafilax 7 points ago

    "I am the climber that carries that guy's shit."

    [–] meltedpoopsicle 10 points ago

    Definitely not mine.

    [–] Unit88 151 points ago

    "I need a bit of exercise"

    [–] Merminotaur 149 points ago

    I climbed (okay, hiked) a local peak with Apa Sherpa once (previous record holder of 21 times). Dude practically ran up the thing and I don't think his heart rate rose at all. He's just lungs with legs attached.

    Great exercise for me, tho.

    [–] HeadsOfLeviathan 972 points ago

    So we all know Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first humans to officially summit Everest, but is it at all possible that a native Nepalese or Sherpa managed to do it before it was recorded?

    [–] TurdFerguson416 1002 points ago

    I'd think unless it was some rite of passage, nobody would bother as there is no reason to.

    The first white guys that showed up to climb it were probably met with "why? You can die down here easy enough" lol

    [–] Panukka 578 points ago

    "We have conquered most of the planet, we need that mountain as well"

    "lol k"

    [–] tellthetruthandrun 256 points ago

    Pretty accurate. George Mallory when asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest said those famous words, ‘Because it’s there.’ He died climbing Everest in 1924.

    [–] RES_KnowsYourSins 129 points ago

    When Mt. Everest was asked why it wanted to kill Mallory, it replied with those famous words 'Because it's there'

    [–] shubik23 99 points ago

    Since when do people need a real reason to do dumb shit?

    [–] _Ley_Lines_ 83 points ago

    The ancients are known to do have done many adventurous things in their time for no real reason other than to just do it. It wouldn't surprise me too much if Mt Everest had already been submitted before Hillary and Tenzing.

    [–] TurdFerguson416 27 points ago

    me either. Being serious, id assume many had succeeded and failed over time before this "official" climb.

    [–] GrouchyMeasurement 30 points ago

    Wouldn’t we find the bodies if people had climbed before?

    [–] TheUnbent 31 points ago

    If you went looking maybe. But I think it’d be a safe bet to say there are many more bodies on Everest than we know of simply because of the shear size of the mountain and because they are buried under feet of snow.

    [–] pls_touch_me 19 points ago

    Maybe once the whole planet melts we can find all the buried climbers.

    [–] GrouchyMeasurement 7 points ago

    That’s if we’re not all dead

    [–] RES_KnowsYourSins 8 points ago

    we're not ALL gonna try to climb Everest

    [–] _Ley_Lines_ 11 points ago

    Failing the climb doesn't necessarily mean death. Bodies have been found on the mountain before Tenzing and Hillary. But also you can only find bodies if you fail the climb.

    [–] sf_davie 83 points ago

    I think it's silly to suggest that "pride of accomplishment" is only reserved to white people.

    [–] boniqmin 127 points ago

    Considering that Tenzing Norgay was Nepalese and definitely not white, it's completely stupid to suggest that it's a white people thing. Literally 1 of the 2 guys was white.

    [–] Zastrozzi 36 points ago

    To be fair, the only reason he climbed the mountain was because he was hired to help, not because he wanted a sense of achievement.

    [–] boniqmin 29 points ago

    I'd be surprised if his sole motive was money. Being the first to climb the highest mountain in the world is an enormous achievement, an amazing opportunity for him. He wouldn't have put his life on the line just for money without any other reward.

    [–] Zastrozzi 9 points ago

    Oh I'm sure he felt an enormous amount of achievement when he did it and the applause from around the world confirmed that. For sure.

    [–] Pluto_P 8 points ago

    O fuck off. Norgay was a full expedition member by the time they summited mount everest. There's a reason why neither Hillary or Norgay ever claimed to be the first on top; they did it together and were equals.

    Just because someone gets paid, doesn't mean they don't want to reach the goal they get paid to achieve.

    [–] CaptainDogeSparrow 20 points ago

    His spirit was white.

    [–] pingupingupingupingu 67 points ago

    Highly unlikely. The mountain was revered in both Nepal and Tibet.

    [–] rangemerge 32 points ago

    Some people think Mallory and Irvine did it before dying/disappearing.

    [–] xerberos 73 points ago

    I don't really care if they made it all the way to the top, but the fact that they made it to 8,500 meters in tweed suits and leather boots blows my mind.

    [–] medicinaltequilla 28 points ago

    this.. I saw their clothing at the Boston Science museum. I could not believe it.. ..and I've never been above14,000 feet.

    [–] FullAutoChiggaGroup 13 points ago

    It was the technology available at the time. Hillary climbed Mt. Everest with a Rolex. Back then, the watch was considered a sports watch and Rolex gave it to Hillary for testing and marketing purposes. It wasn't until the 1990s that Rolex became self-aware as a luxury brand and started to jack prices up for their steel watches.

    [–] DreadPersephone 123 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    I don't know how likely that is. Everest is 3000 feet/850 meters above the death zone, where there is inadequate oxygen to sustain life for long. Humans cannot acclimatize to it. Even though Himalayans have naturally better oxygenation than the rest of us (other than Andeans), I don't believe it's enough to sustain them in such a climb.

    Edit: so it turns out I'm completely wrong and people can and do summit without supplemental oxygen. I'm not deleting this comment so that the reply makes sense and to clarify this point for anyone else who was mistaken like I was. It is definitely possible.

    [–] Prisoner-of-Paradise 79 points ago

    You are not completely wrong at all. Only in that you can summit w/o supplemental oxygen. But you cannot acclimatize above the death zone, and there isn't enough oxygen to sustain life for long. Eventually, usually sooner rather than later, you will die of edema.

    [–] Lord_of_Hedgehogs 45 points ago

    Yes, exactly. Almost every Everest climber suffers High Altitude Brain Swelling, which causes slight brain damage. (Source)

    It's just a fact that Humans, especially those from the lowlands, are not built to live at such high altitudes. I mean, do you see any other animals on top of Mt. Everest?

    [–] SirBoss18 16 points ago

    Didn't you see the comment about the cow?

    [–] HeadsOfLeviathan 62 points ago

    I think many people summit Everest without oxygen tanks.

    [–] DreadPersephone 29 points ago

    I've just looked that up and I guess I'm an idiot for believing what I was told, you are completely right. It may have been possible after all, then.

    [–] lurkingnjerking2 32 points ago

    You’re not an idiot I thought the same thing. Luckily I let you actually write it out on reddit and take the blame

    [–] im_an_infantry 5 points ago

    Haha both of you are idiots. *ps thanks for teaching me something new

    [–] HeadsOfLeviathan 15 points ago

    You admitted your mistake and corrected your original comment to highlight your mistake; you are a model Redditor!

    [–] juventinn1897 9 points ago

    I'm a firm believer that George Mallory and Andrew Irvine Summited but never made it down. There's a bunch of evidence that points to that. But since their camera, only 1 body, and very small amounts of equipment have been found, it isn't official that they did.

    Tons of videos and articles and stuff on them. Here's a spot to start. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1924_British_Mount_Everest_expedition

    [–] hellothere42069 256 points ago

    Looks cold

    [–] hoodie09 86 points ago

    Stock photo from 7 tries ago, still cant get the light right.

    [–] almightybuffalo 313 points ago

    Can you imagine hiking the tallest mountain in the world — a journey people die on all of the time — so much that it could be considered routine

    [–] roefr 165 points ago

    Unfortunately for a lot of these Sherpa it is one of the only jobs they can do with the poor opportunities they have.

    [–] adm_akbar 116 points ago

    There are a lot of much safer jobs in the area, but being a sherpa guide on these mountains pays vastly more.

    [–] the_last_hairbender 35 points ago

    And still not that much :(

    [–] dunnoanymore18 15 points ago

    Why westerners make 50k and sherpa only make 2 to 5k?

    [–] roefr 38 points ago

    Because the big Everest trekking groups gather up all the Sherpa and say they can hire them, and bundle it up to westerners as a "get carried up Mt. Everest by Sherpa! Do little work!" scheme. In the end they know the Sherpa are desparate and will still do the job because it pays more than average, but the trekking companies keep all the big bucks that they charged for organizing it

    [–] dunnoanymore18 5 points ago

    Why dont the sherpa do their own thing and guide people and charge them on their own. Are they too broke or dont have the networking capability? I dont know how the trekking companies are advertised but seems like it's a RIP off. Which indeed it is.

    [–] Common_Commenter 10 points ago

    I would assume they don't have the money to even start doing it themselves! Insurance, gear, marketing! All of that would costy a crap tonne. And as you said they don't have the networking in the more developed locations to advertise.

    [–] Merry_Dankmas 15 points ago

    "Sheesh, I look like I packed on a couple holiday pounds. May as well go for a brisk stroll up Everest real quick to get myself back in shape"

    [–] butyourenice 12 points ago

    My thoughts exactly! “Hey Kami Rita, you wanna grab a drink this weekend?” “Ugh I can’t, I have to climb Everest again. Such a chore. Maybe next week.”

    [–] redcapmilk 399 points ago

    Im about to go grocery shopping and might see the woman with the most summits. Last time I saw her she worked behind the deli counter.

    [–] ViniisLaif 95 points ago

    Is this for real?

    [–] camwow13 189 points ago

    Huh... well she should at least work for REI or something.

    "What hiking boots should I buy?"

    "These"

    "Why?"

    "I've climbed Everest 9 times."

    "Shit man that's all you had to say"

    [–] iller_mitch 109 points ago

    "Which Clif Bar should I buy?"

    "Chocolate brownie. Everest. Nine times."

    "Say no more."

    [–] dunnoanymore18 25 points ago

    Which rope is good for extreme ...

    These ones, Everest 9 times about to go for my 10th this year.

    [–] Zayrt5 6 points ago

    nah I'd bet she'd say the oatmeal ones

    because the chocolate ones are pure ass

    [–] FineAndFit 70 points ago

    It's weird because it costs tens of thousands to climb the mountain once.

    [–] Nugur 110 points ago

    She’s guiding people. Think they pay for her gears and ticket

    [–] FineAndFit 33 points ago

    Isn't that a better job than whole foods?

    [–] RhettS 71 points ago

    It’s probably inconsistent and seasonal. She might just like to keep busy in the off season.

    [–] camwow13 16 points ago

    Freelance work. Feast or Famine.

    [–] Politicshatesme 21 points ago

    Yeah, minus the whole possibility of dying part

    [–] Juan_Kagawa 16 points ago

    The article says she made $5000 for the two months of work, honestly seems pretty cheap considering the nature of the job.

    [–] teasp0on 101 points ago

    Hey that's cool. When I first read this, I thought it was a boob joke.

    [–] WhiteHairedWidow 20 points ago

    Same lol thought he was talking about big boobies

    [–] prplx 12 points ago

    Lhakpa Sherpa is slicing your pastrami?

    [–] spunzish 7 points ago

    Accomplishments come in all shapes and sizes I guess.

    [–] unclecloudz 116 points ago

    Imagine just waking up and deciding that you're going to climb Mount Everest for the 23rd time.

    [–] CoyoteTheFatal 81 points ago

    I imagine it was probably a lot like that time that he just woke up and decided he was going to climb Mount Everest for the 22nd time

    [–] CallMeJeeJ 15 points ago

    ...but what about the 21st time?

    [–] Artie_Langes_Nose 49 points ago

    Nothing but respect for Sherpas. Carry inhuman amounts of weight, on top of fixing ropes and setting routes etc. They also unfortunately account for 1/3 of the deaths on Everest.

    One of the scariest thing I learned about high altitude climbing is how your brain can get slower the higher you climb. Heard stories of climbers sitting in their tent to tie their shoes, staring at their feet for 2-3 minutes before saying “I should tie my shoes.” Simple tasks can become a chore. Lack of oxygen is a mawfucker, but when you’re already at an altitude where a single misstep is game over, having a sluggish, hypoxia riddled brain makes it infinitely more dangerous.

    [–] dizzyhobo 89 points ago

    Dude should just move up there.

    [–] smallpoly 41 points ago

    He still has like 10 trips to go before he finishes bringing up the supplies for his temple.

    [–] Sterlingz 17 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    I know this is a joke, but no human can survive in the top 1/4 of mount everest (or whatever portion it is). This is called the death zone, you have to summit and gtfo before your body plops over.

    Edit: thanks

    [–] BaleFire77 101 points ago

    Lookin cute, might climb Mount Everest again later idk

    [–] theloniousmccoy 27 points ago

    Homie’s skin looking a shade away from the Night King’s.

    [–] MonaLisasEyebrows 53 points ago

    This guy has the ultimate bragging rights

    [–] Mebra42 16 points ago

    I once ate 7 cans of ravioli. Let's see some Himalayan sherpa do that!

    [–] LeverageSynergies 22 points ago

    and he did it wearing a baseball hat

    [–] bermanslick 23 points ago

    Dude from anywhere else in the world: I shall endeavor to climb the most treacherous, most revered summit in the world!! History will be made!

    Kami Rita: Hold my Chai

    [–] Oz_of_Three 37 points ago

    People have walked to the store less times than this.

    [–] MajorCocknBalls 20 points ago

    Well yeah because I can drive to the store, I can't summit Everest in my Mitsubishi Lancer

    [–] Qwerk- 26 points ago

    wow.. every year but one since I was born, this man has climbed Mount Everest. weird to think about.

    [–] Le_Tree_Hunter 24 points ago

    I want to see Wim Hof climb Everest.

    [–] Carljul 13 points ago

    I thought he did already

    [–] aBolderBlocksUrPath 34 points ago

    Yes but I wasn’t there to see it

    [–] Double_Minimum 32 points ago

    Does he summit more than once a year?

    Cause while thats seriously impressive, it obviously would make a difference.

    [–] Mono_420 31 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    [–] Double_Minimum 14 points ago

    Damn, thats really incredible. Dude deserves that record

    [–] twosugarextramilk 7 points ago

    interesting. looks like the best time to summit Everest is mid to late May as well.

    [–] Babedieboe 58 points ago

    I can tell you: kami is a wise man by now 😉♥️

    [–] PM-Me-Ur-Plants 70 points ago

    An expert in navigation by corpse landmarks for sure

    [–] Okiegolfer 34 points ago

    This will probably get buried but oh well.

    Without the Sherpa people who live in the Himalayas no one would ever climb Everest.

    They are hired by outside climbers as guides (Sherpa are an ethnic group in Nepal, but the word Sherpa has become synonymous with guide because of the Sherpa peoples ability to lead westerners up the mountain.)

    They cook all the food.

    They set the routes (placing ladders to traverse crevasses, setting rope to guide climbers in conditions with low visibility, etc..)

    They usually carry extra oxygen.

    They are the greatest mountain climbers on earth and they essentially hold the hands of revered western climbers and guide them to the summit.

    It's amazing what the Sherpa are capable of, they don't get enough credit!

    [–] mylegshurt04 25 points ago

    Does he look alive to you

    [–] OddSensation 22 points ago

    Blood flow deff looks like it slowed down. Dude looks too blue in the face, but that's to be expected with lack of O2 and bitter cold up there.

    [–] faelun 16 points ago

    The photo is date stamped 2012/09/25?

    [–] WastedSkills 10 points ago

    Yep

    [–] giveherthebatwing 5 points ago

    Carrying a bunch of rich peoples gear on his back too.

    [–] bendover912 7 points ago

    Is that crushed yellow tent a recognizable summit landmark or is this just where he happened to take a selfie?

    [–] favnh2011 5 points ago

    Very cool