Skip to comments.Fisticuffs at 7,000ft: Swiss, Italian Everest climbers get into a fight with their sherpas
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 worlds 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.
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What difference does it possibly make now?
I think it’s time for the Sherpas to just stop supporting these priveleged characters who have nothing productive to do.
Daily Mail headline writer made the mistake. It should be meters but they wrote feet.
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.
Meters, as base camp is 18-20,000 ft.
Was if over 7000 meters vs 7000 feet?
Wool Stick? So where were Cotton Ball and Q-Tip when all of this was going down?
After reading “Into Thin Air,” your humble correspondent has absolutely NO DESIRE to climb Everest. Good read, however.
They were treating Anthony's Weiner for frostbite.
The italian will fight horribly and then switch sides.
The swiss will avoid the fight and appease the opponent.
They were treating Anthony’s Weiner for frostbite.
LOL I bet it was difficult using those tweezers in the cold.
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?
I’ve lived above 7K feet. I’ve never seen 7K meters other than in an airplane.
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.
The summit of Mt. Everest is close to 8,848m, approx. 29,000ft.
True but the fight wasn’t at the summit.
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.
Wool Stick, hardee, har, har, Wool Stick!
Now That’s funny, nailed it!
From the story, the Europeans were “...thrashed.” meaning they were beaten black and blue...probably mostly blue at that height.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
The story says the Sherpa guides started the fight.
I think the book “High Crimes” deals with these shenanigans...
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.
Or a cable car to the summit?
Disney Amusement Park on top with special Gay Days every so many months.
-- Wool Stick.
I prefer the tropics to such cold climbs.
Even have a lemon sherpa?
Did Mr. Wool Stick have cotton balls?
If it was, they could've sold tickets.
Did Mr. Wool Stick have cotton balls?
LOL Good one.
And your point is.....what?
That the Sherpa guides started the fight, not the other guys.
Are the Sherpa guides just naturally there, or do people actually hire them to help everybody along on the trip willingly commit suicide?
Both, from what I’ve heard. There are Sherpas who climb for the fun of it and to set records.
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