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Old 24th January 2008, 11:40 AM   #10
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I couldn't agree more with Hans Kruger's comments.

What a contrast some one who climbs a mountians and goes on the dedicate his life to helping others and someone who chose the vain glorious over simple humanity. It i s not whether the climber could have been saved but whether simple compasssion means we should try to help. By the Inglis standard we should not attempt that burning building or the sinking swimmer because if left hey they will die anyway.

What kind of venture has as its code "everyone for themsleves"? I was heartened to read from Hans that not all climbers share the Inglis self aggrandising self justification for ignoble deeds approach. His summit of Everst must be ashes in his mouth.