Rising temps make climbing Everest harder

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    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali sherpa who holds the world record for climbing Mount Everest said on Monday rising temperatures were melting snow and turning the slopes barren, making it even harder to scale the world's tallest peak.

    Apa Sherpa, back from his 19th successful ascent of Everest last week, said a snow trail along the route to the peak was now just a stretch of bare rocks, as climate change pushed up snowlines and shrank glaciers.

    "This makes climbing the mountain difficult because walking on naked rocks wearing crampons is hard," Sherpa, 49, told Reuters after his expedition during which he carried a banner that read: "Stop Climate Change; Let the Himalayas Live!"

    Climate change making Everest ascent harder: sherpa | Reuters
     
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    Have you sold all of your overcoats and sweaters yet?
     
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    Climbers us tampons?
     
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    just damnit all to hell, as if climbing Everest were not hard enough old mama nature has a hot flash and makes it harder.. oh boo hoo hoo!
     
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    He's already done it 19 times? Then he needs to have more of a challenge anyway.
     
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    I agree, he should try the Materhorn at Disneyland, but the real challenge in that is getting away from security. :lol:
     
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    That, and getting through the throngs of sugar-highed, emotionally-charged, sleep-deprived munchkins. :eek:
     
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    no shit---(whoever climbs it last wins btw ) :lol:
     
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    Oh....thanks for bringing that visual back to me. I had forgotten all about the kiddies running amuck. Now, there is a challenge.
     
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    You must never forget the munchkins.

    They can bring an adult human down like a pack of wolves on bambi.
     
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