Mountain climbing: emotionally stunted individuals willing to exploit poor peoples

I have always thought that mountain climbing was idiotic, a “sport” undertaken by emotionally stunted individuals willing to exploit poor peoples in the countries where the big “monuments” are. Doug Saunders in yesterday’s G and M provides a nice op-ed on this and adds to it the political and economic costs of mountain climbing. He does not mention how much various publics have to pay to rescue these fools when they get themselves into trouble “finding themselves” Anyway have a read

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/mountain-climbing-is-the-height-of-empty-egotism/article24939711/

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I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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