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  1. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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  2. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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  3. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    Way too many under prepared people on Everest now days. I have read every book known to man on the mountain, and would have done anything to see it 20 years ago. Not now....
     
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    CasterTroy Motarded

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    News clip was showing the line of people "waiting" near the summit.

    I looked over at my wife and said "where's the exclusivity? What NOW makes this special?"
    Not that I ever had ambitions to do it, but dang...
     
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  5. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Exactly. I bet less people have climbed Spencer Mountain here in Gaston County.
     
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    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    12 hrs waiting "in line" like it's a ride at Disney.
     
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    ramjo Well-Known Member

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    11 g's for a permit to do it. I cringe at thinking about paying $70 for a ticket for Carowinds.
     
  8. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    I'm offering an all-expenses-paid trip to any given lake just to see who can out swim me. You pay the Navy seals an hourly wage to be on standby and I'll buy the beer. :p
     
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    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    You should see what the expedition teams charge to haul old, lazy, fat Americans up that mountain. Usually starts around half a million for the better known teams......
     
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    McCracken Lip Snatcher

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    Everest is played out. Now let's see those super climbers hit K2. Not that I would ever do either but if I was looking for the challenge I'd go after it before Everest.
     
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    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    broncosbybart Is it 5 YET?

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    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Honestly, the headline was enough for my imagination.
     
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    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    I firmly believe that certain portions of our population should be selected for a drone to just follow them around, preparing footage for the inevitable.
    For the sake of education, of course....
     
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    With all three of those coming from different sources...I’m more curious if your browser history provides insight on ‘suggested articles’ or if you just got lucky and they were all on a yahoo homepage or something.
     
  16. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Google news feed. I read everything, so I now get suggestions for all kinds of stuff. I get suggestions from Breitbart to The Root, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WWII history stuff, Bachelor/Bachelorette, and of course tons of racing and auto related stuff too. The comment section on The Root is probably the most entertaining and eye opening for me.
     
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  17. Paul

    Paul Dr 'Dre Moderator

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    I just want to go on one of your expeditions on the water dude. Camp, cook, drink beer and raise hell!
    And i'll bring the steaks.
    Of all people, you know i'm serious.
     
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    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    Second, I'll be the most sober but this Nancy is down.
     
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  19. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    100% of people who decided to not climb Everest have not died due to that decision.
     
  25. Falko

    Falko Well-Known Member

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    Counterpoint:

    Man decides not to climb mount Everest with his friend, then dies in a car accident when his friend is climbing.
     
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