Comments on: Mount Everest http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:54:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: pepper http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-512293 pepper Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:44:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-512293 LOVE the museum of Natural History. You know I could spend all day in there-nature is fascinating and amazing. I do not understand why people would do crazy things like climb Mt. Everest but I have a theory… Maybe they’re searching for purpose in life and/or it just helps them to feel alive-also, it’s a major challenge competing against their own will. And some people are just adrenaline junkies and just want to say they did it. Either way it’s fascinating and I love reading books about this stuff too!

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By: Ginger http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-511534 Ginger Sun, 30 Jun 2013 04:44:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-511534 I totally get what you are saying….What’s up with that anyway?
I came up with the following definition: “vicariously self-absorbed,” : the rush one gets from reading about another person actually acting out their crazy extreme self-absorption.

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By: mom in mendon http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-511105 mom in mendon Sat, 29 Jun 2013 08:28:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-511105 Loved the video. Thanks.

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By: anita http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510893 anita Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:18:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510893 My cousin recently summited Everest, and we anxiously followed his journey:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581358/There-and-back-again-Mormons-on-Mount-Everest.html

But one super crazy part about his adventure was that he had proposed to his girlfriend the night before he flew out (leaving her behind in Boston), so they were planning a wedding using internet access in Nepalese base camps…

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By: Sarah K http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510848 Sarah K Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:49:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510848 I’m fairly squeamish, and I read this a while back. That sealed the deal for me (not that I ever truly considered hiking Everest).

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/11/there-are-over-200-bodies-on-mount-everest-and-theyre-used-as-landmarks/

But seriously, DEAD bodies as landmarks on your trek up the mountain? I salute the endurance and courage climbers have, but I don’t feel inclined myself. I’d rather “hike” up the stairs to Sacre Coeur in Paris and traipse back down again to find a sweet little bistro for dinner.

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By: Zoe http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510816 Zoe Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:03:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510816 When I read ‘Into Thin Air’ my boyfriend and I got so obsessed with Nepal we went there for a month and did medical aid work. We didn’t even get close to Everest on our trekking excursions but the whole trip was a truly phenomenal experience. The Nepali people hike the mountainous terrain around their villages in flip flops which is always a humorous juxtapose to the international trekkers who are geared up in crazy expensive hiking boots!

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By: Surya Sajnani http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510636 Surya Sajnani Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:28:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510636 Before my husband and I were married we did a Himalayan trek in Nepal. I had never been on a trek in my life (I grew up in India), and my hubby who was a seasoned trekker didn’t seem to think that was a problem so I was happy to jump into the adventure. It was not Everest, but Annapoorna, another mountain in the Himalayan range, which was a pilgrimage route for 2000 years. Well, it turned out to be the most grueling thing I’ve ever done for sure, but looking back I am so glad we went for it, because it made the best memories ever, the best pictures, and just the chance to be in the Himalayas and feel the majesty of the mountains is magical. So I would never attempt Everest, but I would encourage anyone to trek the Himalayas!

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510606 Koseli Cummings Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:30:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510606 I just went to the Museum of Natural History and honestly, there are few things in nature more fascinating then the deep sea. We know so little yet the oceans literally sustain the Earth and its habitants. It’s fascinating. That being said, that’s another I couldn’t stomach. But I LOVE watching NATURE or other documentaries about the subject.

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510601 Koseli Cummings Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:27:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510601 Me too, Sharon. hahaha. I’d like to think I’m a risk-taker but this is just too much for me.

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510592 Koseli Cummings Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:21:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510592 Oh Lauren, you just threw me over the top with my fear of Everest. Climbing Mt. Whitney sounds super intense. You’re a toughie!

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510590 Koseli Cummings Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:20:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510590 I’m scared of heights too, Kelli. I don’t think there’s any way I could do it. But I do love the idea of hiking another large mountain. I like training and prepping for races or other physically demanding end goals.

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510587 Koseli Cummings Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:19:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510587 Great comment. I think you’re right.

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510586 Koseli Cummings Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:18:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510586 Ha ha! Sounds like he has guts!

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510570 Lauren Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:04:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510570 I am simultaneously fascinated and horrified by Everest. I recently read this article about how the past year was the deadliest in history: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/25/travel/everest-2012-anniversary. I can’t completely wrap my head around people risking their lives and spending so much money to climb Everest, especially if they have little to no training. My crazy climbing experience was summiting Mr. Whitney (14, 505′) in a day, which was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done (over 14 hours of hiking). I can’t imagine summiting Mt. Everest, which is TWICE the height of Mt. Whitney!

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By: KelliO http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510563 KelliO Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:55:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510563 I’m the same way! I have wanted to climb it myself from time to time. In junior high my teacher read us the young adult Everest series, and I have several more on my Everest book list. Some of those descriptions of bodies and extreme conditions are turning me away from actually doing it. I have a friend who got a helicopter ride to base camp. I’m terrifed of heights, actually, and hiking isn’t my preffered activity, but the idea of conquering is enticing. It’s the same reason I want to climb a 14er in Colorado.

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By: Jenni Bailey http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510552 Jenni Bailey Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:44:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510552 I am exactly the same about Everest! And sort of all extreme exploration stories, including ones about deep sea diving and such. So fascinating!

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By: kimc http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510540 kimc Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:28:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510540 I think this is what separates us from other species…our willingness to explore, to indulge our curiosity, to push to the extreme simply for the experience of it. I think mountaineering is undoubtedly taking it to an extreme, but it’s this kind of risk taking that pushes humanity towards bold invention and discovery.

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By: Shannon http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510533 Shannon Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:18:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510533 Funny you should write this. My 14-year-old recently announced he wants to climb Mt. Everest some day. I wish I could say I was supportive, but what popped out of my mouth was, “Haven’t you seen all the photos of bodies just left along the path!?!” “Yeah,” he said, “But I still want to climb it.”

Maybe I’ll get him “Into Thin Air” to make up for my freak-out. :)

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By: S http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510524 S Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:02:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510524 I’m the same way except its with K2.. You have to be a real mountaineer to get to her summit and not just to be able to pay someone and get it done. Read every book about that mountain including ones by Ed Viesturs and my favorite “Savage Summit”.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/mount-everest/comment-page-1/#comment-510519 Emily Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:56:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38058#comment-510519 I am endlessly fascinated by Everest and its climbers. And the sherpas!! The sherpas are astonishing to me, the entire culture there and around climbing is so incredible.

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