Many of us have our own Bucket Lists — things that we’ll accomplish before we die. Sometimes meaningful. Sometimes requiring skill to achieve. Sometimes outlandish.
But seeing as I never got round to adding Everest to my personal Bucket List, I’m quite happy not changing that now.
Far too crowded.
Also far too easy to, dare I say, buy a trip to the top.
In fact, anyone who exclaims that they summited Mt. Everest is either full of shit, or full of ego. But I repeat myself.
I suppose it would be quite impressive to see someone summit Everest unaided. No sherpas. No oxygen bottles. No waiting in line for a selfie. Carrying their own stuff. You know… something like this: