21 05 12 - 18:38A society with a manic need to invent "meaning" comes up with trite and sometimes fatal solutions:
Climbers are advised not to attempt to reach the summit after 11 a.m. The area above the last camp at South Col is nicknamed the "death zone" because of the steep icy slope, treacherous conditions and low oxygen level.
"With the traffic jam, climbers had a longer wait for their chance to go up the trail and spent too much time at higher altitude. Many of them are believed to be carrying limited amount of oxygen not anticipating the extra time spent," Shrestha said.
Lamba said Shah-Klorfine mortgaged her house to pay for the Everest expedition, at a cost of nearly $100,000.
She trained by walking hills around her home near Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue, while wearing a 20-kilogram backpack. - CBC
She didn't train on other mountains? Er...
But this is typically. She has a dream; she mortgages her house, in denial of reality and plausibility.
And then, lacking the requisite experience to make her dream a reality, she dies and possibly takes out others with her.