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Fisticuffs at 7,000ft: Swiss, Italian Everest climbers get into a fight with their sherpas
Daily Mail ^ | 28 April 2013 | Richard Shears

Posted on 04/28/2013 5:38:53 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

It was a crime scene that police admitted they were not even going to attempt to reach - because it was near the peak of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

Two European climbers were reported today to have been involved in a fierce fight with their Sherpas at 7,000m, close to Camp 3 and not far from the 8,848m summit.

According to unconfirmed reports, fists flew in the snow as Simboli Moro, an Italian climber, and Wool Stick, from Switzerland got into a punch-up with the guides.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: mteverest
The fight started when Wool Stick became enraged at his Sherpa for cracking an Anthony Weiner joke.
1 posted on 04/28/2013 5:38:53 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
Ft?, m?

What difference does it possibly make now?

2 posted on 04/28/2013 5:40:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PJ-Comix

I think it’s time for the Sherpas to just stop supporting these priveleged characters who have nothing productive to do.


3 posted on 04/28/2013 5:42:44 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Paladin2

Daily Mail headline writer made the mistake. It should be meters but they wrote feet.


4 posted on 04/28/2013 5:43:38 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: elkfersupper

Read “Into Thin Air” about the wife of the MTV founder and how she acted on Everest. I forgot her name but Prima Donna would be a good fit.


5 posted on 04/28/2013 5:45:16 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Paladin2

Meters, as base camp is 18-20,000 ft.


6 posted on 04/28/2013 5:47:01 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: PJ-Comix

Was if over 7000 meters vs 7000 feet?


7 posted on 04/28/2013 5:47:41 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Wool Stick? So where were Cotton Ball and Q-Tip when all of this was going down?


8 posted on 04/28/2013 5:47:59 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Darteaus94025

After reading “Into Thin Air,” your humble correspondent has absolutely NO DESIRE to climb Everest. Good read, however.


9 posted on 04/28/2013 5:48:15 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: mardi59
Wool Stick? So where were Cotton Ball and Q-Tip when all of this was going down?

They were treating Anthony's Weiner for frostbite.

10 posted on 04/28/2013 5:50:15 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

The italian will fight horribly and then switch sides.

The swiss will avoid the fight and appease the opponent.


11 posted on 04/28/2013 5:50:41 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: PJ-Comix

They were treating Anthony’s Weiner for frostbite.

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LOL I bet it was difficult using those tweezers in the cold.


12 posted on 04/28/2013 5:52:27 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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The fight started when Wool Stick became enraged at his Sherpa for cracking an Anthony Weiner joke.

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13 posted on 04/28/2013 5:54:03 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: PJ-Comix

Those Sherpas are a wile bunch,

One minute its “ Look over there! A Yeti!! “

Next minute; , what happened to my LL Bean muff warmers and my Tag Heuer?


14 posted on 04/28/2013 5:56:13 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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"muff warmer"

Really?

15 posted on 04/28/2013 5:59:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

I’ve lived above 7K feet. I’ve never seen 7K meters other than in an airplane.
Stupid journalists.


16 posted on 04/28/2013 5:59:36 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: PJ-Comix

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the Sherpa come and take you away.


17 posted on 04/28/2013 5:59:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Background checks, Mr. President? You first ...)
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To: posterchild

The summit of Mt. Everest is close to 8,848m, approx. 29,000ft.


18 posted on 04/28/2013 6:03:26 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

True but the fight wasn’t at the summit.


19 posted on 04/28/2013 6:05:20 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: PJ-Comix
Wool Stick

I can just imagine how he got that name. It must have something to do with his sheepish grin and stupidity to get in a fight with your sherpa at 7,000 whatever.

20 posted on 04/28/2013 6:12:51 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: PJ-Comix; a fool in paradise
Imagine the effort and expense it takes to climb Mount Everest, and then all the way up to the top the sherpas laugh at your name!

Wool Stick, hardee, har, har, Wool Stick!

21 posted on 04/28/2013 6:19:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Paladin2
7000 ft

7000m


22 posted on 04/28/2013 6:28:28 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (RIP Chrissie Amphlett.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Now That’s funny, nailed it!


23 posted on 04/28/2013 6:37:33 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: PJ-Comix

From the story, the Europeans were “...thrashed.” meaning they were beaten black and blue...probably mostly blue at that height.


24 posted on 04/28/2013 6:40:09 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Paladin2

Climbers have to get a climb permit which I believe costs around $25,000-$30,000 US dollars. I doubt if these guys will be getting a refund.


25 posted on 04/28/2013 6:59:11 PM PDT by Lockbar (The guy that fires the last bullet gets to write the history books,)
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To: PJ-Comix

I was thinking that the fight started when the second group arrived in town, and asked a woman, the wife of a member of the first group, where they could hire some guides.

She told them, they thanked her, and hired some good guides.

Later, one of the second group said to the husband in the first group, “Thanks to your wife, my whole group got Sherpas!”

“And then he hit me, officer!”


26 posted on 04/28/2013 7:15:13 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: PJ-Comix

I cannot believe they are trying to summit this early in the year. Most years the weather window is mid to late May.

Must be a warm spring in Nepal.


27 posted on 04/28/2013 7:20:56 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: PJ-Comix

Now that I think about it, they were probably climatizing themselves.

They walk part way up Everest, then back down again many times before attempting to summit.


28 posted on 04/28/2013 7:20:56 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Lockbar
A climber from our small town in Washington State has climbed Everest 16 times at last count.


29 posted on 04/28/2013 7:22:50 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: elkfersupper

The story says the Sherpa guides started the fight.


30 posted on 04/28/2013 7:52:53 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: posterchild
The fight was at 21,000 feet right in the middle of the glacier.


31 posted on 04/28/2013 8:01:25 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: PJ-Comix

I think the book “High Crimes” deals with these shenanigans...


32 posted on 04/28/2013 8:07:56 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Rebelbase

Why don’t they put in solar-powered light rail up that glacier highway? Would save a whole lot of time and obviate these silly spats.


33 posted on 04/28/2013 8:11:53 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: steve86

Or a cable car to the summit?


34 posted on 04/28/2013 8:39:11 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: steve86; a fool in paradise

Disney Amusement Park on top with special Gay Days every so many months.


35 posted on 04/28/2013 8:40:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: PJ-Comix
-- Who's on first?

-- Wool Stick.

36 posted on 04/28/2013 8:44:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I prefer the tropics to such cold climbs.

Even have a lemon sherpa?


37 posted on 04/29/2013 10:32:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: mardi59; Revolting cat!

Did Mr. Wool Stick have cotton balls?


38 posted on 04/29/2013 10:34:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: posterchild; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
True but the fight wasn’t at the summit.

If it was, they could've sold tickets.


39 posted on 04/29/2013 10:40:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Did Mr. Wool Stick have cotton balls?

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LOL Good one.


40 posted on 04/29/2013 11:30:26 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Amberdawn
The story says the Sherpa guides started the fight.

And your point is.....what?

41 posted on 04/29/2013 4:24:03 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: a fool in paradise

42 posted on 04/29/2013 4:31:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: elkfersupper

That the Sherpa guides started the fight, not the other guys.


43 posted on 04/29/2013 5:21:22 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn
Well, okay.

Are the Sherpa guides just naturally there, or do people actually hire them to help everybody along on the trip willingly commit suicide?

44 posted on 04/30/2013 5:04:57 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

Both, from what I’ve heard. There are Sherpas who climb for the fun of it and to set records.


45 posted on 04/30/2013 8:24:31 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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