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Thread: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Nope. If his parents are willing to allow it, and he wants to do it, what business is it of anyone else's.
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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalGear View Post
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    BBC News - US boy Jordan Romero, 13, in Mount Everest bid

    Messed up. Do you think social services should reserve the right to step in and bring this to a halt?
    No.I am pretty sure the boy is a very experienced climber. Plus I am pretty sure social services can't step foot on foreign soil.If any one is to decide whether or not the boy can climb Mt Everest its the governments Mt Everest resides in.
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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Do 1 in 10 people who rodeo die from doing it?
    No, but I bet 1 in 10 people are injured doing it (and the risk of dying is severe).

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Last time I checked, everest was in Nepal......
    I don't see how U.S. law applies here......

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Let the kid do what he wants.

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    All power to him. I love hiking, and wish I were as much a prolific hiker at he is, and he's only 13!
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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    All power to him. I love hiking, and wish I were as much a prolific hiker at he is, and he's only 13!
    I'll play devil's advocate here and say that calling climbing Mount Everest 'hiking' is quite the understatement. It is like calling the disgustingly macho yet so homoerotic performances of UFC 'fighting'.
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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'll play devil's advocate here and say that calling climbing Mount Everest 'hiking' is quite the understatement.
    I agree

    and... I don't think anyone should be climbing mt everest

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalGear View Post
    The kid is basically signing his death though. Isn't it the job of social services to ensure child safety? Isn't this negligence? Just wondering...im eager to hear what you have to say.
    Life isn't totally safe.

    I'm glad this kid and his parents have the balls to experience the world, without worrying who gets upset about it.
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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalGear View Post
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    BBC News - US boy Jordan Romero, 13, in Mount Everest bid

    Messed up. Do you think social services should reserve the right to step in and bring this to a halt?
    No. If he dies nobody should morn him though.

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