Thursday, 14 May 2015

Should Mt. Everest be left unclimbed from now on?

In 1953, when Hillary and Tenzing descended from the ascent of Everest, a young James Morris was waiting to greet them, and managed to get the news back to the UK.
Now Jan Morris, she has written this fascinating piece in the New Statesman.
She suggests that given the avalanche that hit in 2014, and the 2nd avalanche triggered by the Nepal Earthquake in 2015, which killed and injured so many Sherpas and climbers, that perhaps the time is right to stop people climbing the peak.
This would make a great debate topic... as part of a unit on mountains, or risk, or landscapes...

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