Why should we risk the lives of innocent mountain rangers to save those who put themselves in a life or death situation? Many mountain rangers risk their lives every day to rescue, mountain climbers who chose to put their lives in danger. This is very serious because, there have been many deaths of both mountain rangers and climbers during these rescue missions. That’s why mountain climbers shouldn’t be able to demand rescue services. The main reasons for this are because, it would involve putting more than one live in danger, the mountain climbers are the ones who took the risk, and with so many people climbing mountains a helicopter could easily crash. First of all, climbers should not be able to have rights to rescue services because, when the mountain rangers are saving others they are putting their own lives at risk. In a newspaper article it said, …show more content…
Many mountain rangers will be out to save people in helicopters at high altitudes where the air is thin. This may cause a pilot to lose control, causing a crash, not allowing either copter to save the mountain climbers. During a radio interview with Nick Heil this was said,” ‘What I’m hearing now is that at the peak of climbing season, you might see as many as four or five helicopter flights into Everest base camp given in one day. Now, I don’t think that’s the standard rule, but they’re-certainly-more and more common up there; you know, flying trekkers in and out, flying climbers in and out’ ” (Source 1). This shows that before helicopter rescues weren’t that common, but, now they're 4-5 of them in the sky daily. This has become a major issue because, the weather near the mountains is very unpredictable and it may cause a pilot to lose control. Plus, because there are so many helicopters rescuing climbers everyday, there may not be an left for a real emergency, like an
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Ever since people knew it was possible to reach the summits of Mount Everest about 4,000 people have attempted to climb it and a one in four ratio of people have died from doing so. “Once Everest was determined to be the highest summit on earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed” (Krakauer 13). The very first person to reach the summits of Mount Everest was in 1953 also ever since then about seven percent out of every 4,000
It details the author's presence at Mount Everest during the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, when eight climbers were killed and a few others were left alone (and helpless) by a "sneaky and dishonest (or boldly independent) storm". The author's big, important trip was led by the famous guide Rob Hall, and there were other groups trying to summit on the same day, including one led by Scott Fischer, whose guiding (service business/government unit/power/functioning), Mountain Madness, was seen as a competitor to Rob Hall's (service business/government unit/power/functioning), Fun trip Consultants. Jon Krakauer described the events leading up to his (happening sometime in the future) decision to participate in an Everest big, important trip in May 1996, even though there is the existence of having mostly given up mountain climbing years before. The 1996 season big, important trip recorded 8 deaths, the third most on Everest in a single day (the April 2015 Nepal earthquake caused the most, at least 19 deaths), including Krakauer's guide Andy Harris.
Everest is an unbelievable mountain that has taken the lives of a number of the greatest climbers in history. It was my job to ensure that clients make it up that treacherous mountain safely. My name is Rob Hall. I was the main guide and cofounder of a climbing company called Adventure Consultants. My friend, Gary Ball, and I used to be professional climbers. Together we succeeded in climbing to the highest summit on each of the seven continents in seven months. This was our greatest achievement. After this, we decided to start our own company guiding clients up large mountains. In May 1992, we successfully led six clients to the summit of Everest. Unfortunately, Gary died of cerebral edema in October 1993 during an attempt on the world’s sixth-tallest mountain. He died in my arms and the next day I buried him in a crevasse. Despite the pain that his death had caused me, I continued guiding for our company and eventually led thirty-nine climbers to the summit of Everest.
Climbing makes for a difficult expedition, you need to give up the wrappers when you was ascending. You need to give up the heavy things, you need to give up your wrappers, and you need to give yourselves. Sometimes we need to give up our lives to climb the mount Everest. According to snow storm, the energy, the oxygen and the people who desired prove themselves the spring’s 96s expedition to mountain Everest was destined to be the most tragic.
In the book “Into Thin Air,” by Jon Krakauer, Jon describes his experience summiting and descending the one and only Mt. Everest. The tallest mountain in the whole world.During his journey he endured many life threatening events such as almost blacking out, getting caught in a storm, and many others. However he was one of the lucky ones, because out of that whole crew, 8 people died. That is the most recorded in one expedition ever.I believe there are two things that contributed to the deaths in this book. The greed of Nepal primarily is a factor, and also the lack of knowledge the people have that seek this rush of climbing Mount Everest. It is not anyone's fault in particular but there is topics to be blamed. A lack of knowledge can mean life or death in many various scenarios.
Climbing Mount Everest is a horrific and thrilling experience that 290 people have died attempting to complete. In the novel “Into Thin Air” written by Jon Krakauer, Krakauer goes through his own journey of climbing Mount Everest and how commercialized the climbing of Everest had really become. In his journey he explains how climbers have paid as much as $65,000 to join a guided group that would lead them to the summit. The author bluntly states that some of the novices were not qualified to climb Mount Everest. With this amateurity it only made the journey twice as much difficult and dangerous. Unfortunately, a terrible blizzard struck Mount Everest within minutes of them reaching the top. For all of the climbers on the mountain, the blizzard turned what was to be a successful climb for all concerned into a nightmare. Because of poor planning, several of the climbers found themselves in a desperate situation that they had no
Climbing Mt. Everest is an accomplishment that only a limited number of people can say they have accomplished. Despite statistics that illustrate most fail or die trying, numerous people are drawn to the mountain each year and truly believe they can be among that elite group. In the spring of 1996, Jon Krakauer, a journalist for the adventure magazine Outside and a passionate climber himself, was offered the opportunity to climb Mt. Everest. The original offer was to join an Adventure Consultants team led by Rob Hall, a respected and well known guide, climb to base camp and then write a story on the commercialism that had penetrated this incredibly risky but addicting sport. Without much hesitation Krakauer accepted the offer but not to just go to base camp; he wanted the top. The expedition started out as predicted but an unexpected storm the day of the summit push turned this expedition into the most devastating expedition of all time. Krakauer was changed for life; an article on the commercialism surrounding the mountain would no longer suffice. Into Th...
Have you ever wanted to prove to everyone that you are a hard worker that is willing to give up everything to go on an adventure? If this is you than Everest is the perfect place for you. A great deal of Everest’s dangers are expressed in his book which should either inspire you to try this journey or sway you away from the treacherous mountain. In the story, “ Into Thin Air,” by Jon Krakauer a true story is told of a dangerous voyage up and down Everest. The climb up was arduous and long according to Jon, but the climbers sacrificed everything to get to the top, which most of the climbers achieved. However, emotions shifted when a storm swooped in and killed many of the climbers that were stuck on the summit, around 12-19 in total. The devices
For every year, there will be six mountain climbers who will succumb to the harsh climb of Everest, and that’s about seventeen times the rate of death caused by skiing and snowboarding accidents together all around the world. Mountain climbing, skiing, and snowboarding are all adventurous and hard-to-participate sports. But why are there so many deaths created by mountain climbing? And in all of those deaths there are about fifteen guides, and mountain rangers, most of them died to help the injured climbers. However, there are more than four thousands successful climbs made by varieties of people from young to old. So should people have the right to rescue services when they put themselves at risk? To me, people absolutely do have the right to rescue services when they put themselves at risk because that is what rescue services are for, to help people when they need it. And it also depends on their current situation, which may affect their abilities to make a decision.
While Peak and his group are climbing a steep icewall, one of the climber’s ice axe broke. Peak decides to climb down and help the fellow climber. This act could have killed Peak, yet he would risk his own life for a friend. “Got him! I shouted down to Zopa”(202). This quote reveals that Peak saved his fellow climbers life. Also, when Peak is less than 10 feet away from the summit of Everest he lets Sun-Jo reach the top. Even though Sun-Jo was having issues up the whole mountain and Peak saved his life. Peak and Sun-Jo are both 14. They both would be the youngest to make it to the Summit of Everest. Sun-Jo is poor and all Sun-Jo wants to do is go to school. Peak lets Sun-Jo reach the summit and get all the money and fame. “I don’t have a reason for being here. I’m heading back down the north side”(230). This quote shows Peak is letting Sun-Jo to the summit, and Peak just climbs down the mountain, not even reaching the summit after Sun-Jo. Too often in life, criminals do not change to kind people but, Peak’s actions show readers that 1 little thing can fix up someone's
Nearly four-thousand people have scaled Mt. Everest, but about 240 people have died trying. Even though people put themselves at risk, society should pay. Society should pay because many people can’t afford to pay the rescue bills and it is the right thing to do.
In the infamous “Into Thin Air Atroy”, a massive avalanche on Mount Everest caused the deaths of 13 Sherpa and 3 missing (Morrow 1). Although it is an incredibly dangerous job, many men leave their villages on these expeditions to provide for the families.On their travels, the Sherpas are responsible for clearing pathways, carrying supplies, and setting up hooks and ladders to reach the top of Everest. For the amount of work they do, the Sherpas are not paid nearly enough and are treated as slave labor. However, the Sherpas are demanding better wages and insurance deposits for their safety as the lead Westerners up the mountain.
This shows that a group of people are affected too by this situation. These rescue workers work their butt off trying to save as many people as they can. Some may go against this because it is their job and it is what they do. Well yeah, you got a point there it is what they do. But if we had more people who knew about the dangers and tried as best as they could to be safe, those rescue workers wouldn’t be dead.
Should rescuers have the right to save people in need even if it puts our loved ones or ourselves at risk? People should have the right to rescue people in need even if rescuers put themselves at risk. Many people put themselves and others in at risk everyday. Some people may say that rescuers should not have the rights to rescue people because when rescuers attempt to save a person in need of saving not only are the rescuers putting the person in need of saving at risk, but also this risky task can or will affect the person or rescuer who is attempting to try and save them.
A major problem with the amateurs on Everest is the inherent need for a guide to the summit. In a high altitude alpine setting one person’s skills or experience should not be used as coverage for a lack in another’s. Being literally led by hand along a lofty snow-ridge, towards the summit, and then back down again, is no way to climb, descend or spend any amount of time on a mountain. Guiding, although a monetarily lucrative business, and possibly fine at lower altitudes, is not responsible in a high altitude mountaineering setting.