Jake is climber and has been a guide on Everest on more than one occasion, so he is able to comment from a position of experience. He discusses some of the resuces we’ve seen this week, and touches on the current climate on the mountain. He also ends his post with two very profound questions that climbers need to consider:
“Am I willing to risk my goals to help those in need?”
“At what point do my ethics supersede my ambition?”
Great post Jake. Very thoughtful! I think your thoughts mirror my own in this area, and I think this will continue to be an area of discussion in climbing circles in the foreseeable future. It is reassuring though to see that there were teams on both sides of the mountain that risked their own lives to help others.
By the way, if you don’t have Jake’s Blog bookmarked yet, what are you waiting for?
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