Monday, June 28, 2010

What Bouldering Grade Is Everest?

That’s what one climber asks as kind of a joke. Here’s a thoughtful answer:

“I feel pretty confident in saying that the main obstacle to my climbing Everest is a large amount of money and time and not much else. It is remarkable that a climb which tested the limits of human endeavor in the 1950s is now essentially a tourist destination. A V12 in RMNP, while commonplace enough today, still demands a kind of commitment in terms of training and dedication that the average Seven Summitter doesn't require.”

1 comment:

Adayak said...

Sadly that's what it has come to... if you have enough money someone will drag you to the top of Everest.