Skip to comments.Everest victim was out to prove 'vegans can do anything'
Posted on 05/23/2016 2:30:35 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
A fourth person has died on Mount Everest, and further details about the deaths are slowly emerging. Subhash Paul of India was being assisted overnight Sunday by Sherpa guides during a descent when he died of altitude sickness, the AP reports.
Dutch climber Eric Arnold passed away Friday of the same malady, while Australia's Maria Strydom succumbed to it on Saturday. A 25-year-old Sherpa was the first to die this climbing season: Phurba Sherpa fell to his death Thursday while trying to prep a route for climbers just 150 feet from the top, CNN reports.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
So......I guess they failed to prove vegans can do anything.
Cant get a more con cete example of NO than that.
Yep, proved she could die.
Can’t eat a ribeye
Let’s remember a sherpa died too ... 2 others.
Save This Article For Later
What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness occurs when you cannot get enough oxygen from the air at high altitudes. This causes symptoms such as a headache, loss of appetite, and trouble sleeping. It happens most often when people who are not used to high altitudes go quickly from lower altitudes to 8000 ft (2438 m) or higher. For example, you may get a headache when you drive over a high mountain pass, hike to a high altitude, or arrive at a mountain resort.
Mild altitude sickness is common. Experts do not know who will get it and who will not. Neither your fitness level nor being male or female plays a role in whether you get altitude sickness.
Recommended Related to Lung Disease/Respiratory Problems
Benign Lung Tumors and Nodules
If you’ve received the news that your lung contains something “suspicious,” this may be a source of great distress. The first thing that may come to mind is a dreaded word: cancer. In many cases, though, a lung nodule turns out to be benign. This means that it isn’tcancer. A hard part is waiting and not knowing. Here’s information that may make your wait just a little bit easier.
Read the Benign Lung Tumors and Nodules article > >
Altitude sickness can be dangerous. It is smart to take special care if you go high-altitude hiking or camping (like in the Rockies) or have plans for a vacation or trek in high-altitude countries like Peru, Ecuador, or Nepal.
Altitude sickness is also called acute mountain sickness.
What causes altitude sickness?
Air is “thinner” at high altitudes. When you go too high too fast, your body cannot get as much oxygen as it needs. So you need to breathe faster. This causes the headache and other symptoms of altitude sickness. As your body gets used to the altitude, the symptoms go away.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of altitude sickness include:
A headache, which is usually throbbing. It gets worse during the night and when you wake up.
Not feeling like eating.
Feeling sick to your stomach. You may vomit.
Feeling weak and tired. In severe cases, you do not have the energy to eat, dress yourself, or do anything.
Waking up during the night and not sleeping well.
Your symptoms may be mild to severe. They may not start until a day after you have been at a high altitude. Many people say altitude sickness feels like having a hangover.
Altitude sickness can affect your lungs and brain. When this happens, symptoms include being confused, not being able to walk straight (ataxia), feeling faint, and having blue or gray lips or fingernails. When you breathe, you may hear a sound like a paper bag being crumpled. These symptoms mean the condition is severe. It may be deadly.
If you are going on a high-altitude trek, learn about altitude sickness, its symptoms, and how to treat it. Look out for other people in your group. You can learn more about altitude sickness at the International Society for Mountain Medicine website at www.ismmed.org.
That would’ve helped
The sherpa fell. That’s different.
I’d say that applies to just about any endeavor.
best keep your mouth shut until its done unless you like eating crow.
Well,the sherpa fell, it wasnt because he was a vegan.
That to me is the only one that is really tragic. The others had no business being up there as vegans. You have sh1tty strength and endurance and are a liability to others around you in an Everest situation.
very sad. it is amazing how some people still think Everest is just a vacation. the mountain is littered with hundreds of bodies on the way up. they thought they were invincible too I guess.
I wonder if a lot of these Everest climbers will sign up for the Bezos BlueOrigin sub-orbital rocket flights instead when available?
I read one girl spent 25 minutes at the top celebrating and then died on the way down. her body is still in plain view up there. getting down is where most people die
So,he didn’t try a yak burger?
One less vegan . . . and there is something wrong with that?
So, the conclusion is, eat another steak. Stay off the mountain.
I forget the outcome, but I remember the basic plot line and I've often wondered about people that are just so obsessed with "achievement"
I got to where I wanted to be in life and retired
Every day is Saturday
More Tofu for the rest of us.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.