View Poll Results: Should Social Services step in and stop this?

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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You mean what's one more frozen body?
    No, I mean all the trash and debris that these climbers leave behind. They are a bunch of reckless idiots with no respect for the environment. The only real mountain men there are the Sherpa guides...

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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 MyOwnDrum View Post
    No, I mean all the trash and debris that these climbers leave behind. They are a bunch of reckless idiots with no respect for the environment.
    I know, I was just adding my own twist.

    The only real mountain men there are the Sherpa guides...
    Who ironically never climbed the mountain before westerners started hiring them.
    Last edited by misterman; 04-13-10 at 12:21 PM.

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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 misterman View Post
    I know, I was just adding my own twist.
    The odds that he will die attempting the climb are 1/64.46

    CLIMBING EVEREST: WHO MAKES IT TO THE TOP?
    Last edited by MyOwnDrum; 04-13-10 at 12:26 PM.

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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. It is like calling the disgustingly macho yet so homoerotic performances of UFC 'fighting'.
    It's mountain climbing. Either way it's an experience. He knows it's risky, and so do his parents. Chances are he's had some sort of doubt in making the decision to climb Everest. But, he is climbing it so that must tell you something about him. There are risks in life, and that is what some people live for. If it isn't your piece of cake, so be it.
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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    If he wants to take the risk, it's his decision. Social Services should be allowed to inform him of the risks but not stop him from climbing it.

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

    Let the frakin kid climb the freakin mountain. Yeeeesh.

    Stay the hell out of their business! He is doing something healthful and showing that boys are better than girls!
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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Social Services has absolutely no business, or jurisdiction, in what this boy, and his family, do for recreation. ****, this kid has more experience than most adult climbers. And to think, he's not even in his physical prime yet.

    Geesh! Kudos to him and his parents.
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