07-07-08 - 1

Climbing some famous mountain like Everest or the Matterhorn is pretty fucking retarded. It's a fucking traffic jam these days, you spend the whole time around a whole mob of other people trying to do the summit. Of course you're escorted by a bunch of guides, you're practically being baby-sat and half carried up. There's no sense of isolation and wilderness; there are huts built all over, ropes nailed into the mountain, fixed spikes all over for you to hook into.

If you have some creativity or sense you can craft your own much more genuine accomplishment by going trekking somewhere out in the wild where a mob of tourists don't do the same path every day.

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