13 year old to climb Mt Everest

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by darkstar, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. darkstar

    darkstar New Member

  2. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

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    Wirral
    He has stupid hair.
     
  3. Mille

    Mille New Member

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    Stone
    Isn't the current youngest a Nepali Sherpa?

    This kid does know that people die on this mountain (despite it's ladders and fixed protection)?
     
  4. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

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    Over the Hill
    Yes indeed :thumbsup:

    Good luck to him say I.
     
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    Brighton
    I climbed it when I was 12 but I foolishly ticked the 'no publicity' box and never got the acclaim I deserved.
     
  6. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    I think I saw the frozen evidence. But a DNA test will be needed to confirm that. :smile:
     
  7. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

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    Colne
    Yeah, I came with you and was almost a full year younger but I would serpently never breathe a word about this to anyone so thanks for keeping schtum on me. AND I had the guidebook and the map so I knew which way to go!
     
  8. OP
    OP
    darkstar

    darkstar New Member

    Check out the list of peaks he's already completed;

    Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa: July 2006
    Mount Kosciuszko, Australia: April 2007
    Mount Elbrus, Russia, Europe: July 2007
    Mount McKinley, Alaska, North America: June 2008
    Aconcagua, Argentina, South America: Dec 2007
    Carstenz Pyramid, Indonesia, Oceania: September 2009

    Seems like he knows what he's doing!

    And yes, the current youngest is a 16 years old from Nepal.
     
  9. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    Location:
    Colne
    BIG DEAL!!! I climbed Pendle hill last week and I'm only 51!
     
  10. OP
    OP
    darkstar

    darkstar New Member

    Genuinely impressive for someone of that age tbh. Didn't know they had stannah stair lifts to the top??
     
  11. Mille

    Mille New Member

    Location:
    Stone
    I see what you're saying, and no offence to anyone that's climbed Kilimanjaro, but it ain't Everest.

    Aconcagua is probably the closest, but still think someone hasn't thought this through.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    darkstar

    darkstar New Member

    Oh i know Kilimanjaro is no Everest, but he did that aged 10! By the sounds of it he's had more climbing experience than half the people who go up Everest (some are just stupid) and he has put huge amounts of effort into his training. Don't think he would be allowed to do it if he wasn't up to it tbh.
     
  13. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    I know little about this, but here is my take anyway.

    A thirteen year old has no concept of his own mortality, and may take risks about which he knows nothing.

    His parents may push him a bit.

    I think that a girl of a similar age tried to do some flying epic a few years ago and died in a snow storm on a runway.

    Pushy, fame-hungry parents living by proxy?

    OK, I'm a grumpy old sod....
     
  14. bianchi1

    bianchi1 Guru

    Location:
    malverns
    I may be wrong but I believe the youngest one so far lost 5 fingers during his assent.
     
  15. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    Craggy Island
    And all you had to keep you going were your jam sandwiches, a thermos of tea and a Mars Bar which inevetably was flattened at the bottom of your bag.
     
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