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At Least 100 Climbers, Staff Infected With COVID-19 on Mount Everest
"Enough of a challenge. Climbers and guides are getting Cove it. Ah climbing guide says At least 100 people tested positive for covert and base camp. Nepalese officials say there's no outbreak on the world. Largest highest peak. If you go to Ocean
Sherpa Guide Scales Mount Everest for Record 25th Time
"Shopping guide has scaled Mount Everest for the twenty fifth time breaking his own record for the most a sense of the world's highest peak Comey Rita and eleven other shopping guides are the first group of climbers to reach the summit this year they were fixing the ropes on the ice routes so that hundreds of other climbers can scale the peak later this month Eversource close climbing last year on both the southern side which is in the poll and its northern side which in China because of the corona virus pandemic Nepal has issued climbing permits this year to four hundred eight four climbers despite a surging culverted nineteen I'll break arms area shockingly
Corona Reaches Mount Everest
"Everyone wants tips on. I feel like it should be jury service. Everyone will get two weeks two weeks of just like she just around all the countries and sort it all out covid response infrastructure everything. That would be great. Wouldn't it but what she's going to have to go to mount everest if she's going to do that because covid has even reached their region climate under sherpur tested positive for covid nineteen. I mean that doesn't give much hope for if you can't socially distance l. the mount everest. The more crowded pulse of with the headline was bad because it said corona virus reaches mount everest. Which makes it sound like the little virus that good a year bigheaded before but now we have corona virus. The adventure is basically corona and ben. Fogel that is we just don't need it. Corona blogging about the view. What journey it's been onto get on the radio and chat so convincing. Everyone that the sheriff has love it and it's great bounce wells gap here anyway today so why won't often with degrade uncle teddy. I don't think wrote an isa anymore bigheaded than it currently is
Interview With Former Air Force Officer, And Motivational Speaker Toolika Rani
"Hello and welcome to another edition of a dc woman. Podcast i am your host sonia ago play and today in honor of international women's day. We are so excited to welcome. Retired indian. Air force officer mountaineer motivational speaker research. Scholar and travel writer to ronnie deluca is the first woman from uttar pradesh india to climb mount everest and the first indian woman to climb the highest volcano of asia. Known as mount. Dama avant in san to look i served in the indian air force for a decade and was squadron leader an outdoor training instructor in the prestigious indian air force academy in hyderabad india and she was even involved. The physical training of hundreds of feature officers including india's first three women fighter pilots with twenty three mountaineering expeditions and tracks in india nepal bhutan iran africa and russia under her belt. To look at is now working on her. Phd continuing to train for future tracks and she serves as a motivational speaker which includes a hugely popular. Ted talk and she has been featured widely in mainstream media india and south asia. She is a staunch advocate of women's rights and human rights. Globally juelich out. Welcome to the show. Is sonia thank you for having made you to look i. I wanna say that the messages you received from your family and especially your mother growing up or such a tremendous example of female empowerment and a genuine belief in human spirit. You were taught that you only have this life to pursue your dreams and goals and that nothing can get in your way so long as your mind believes it you can achieve it while if every young girl or woman receive this message growing up. What could be accomplished on planet earth. So really really impressed by that. And you've talked a lot about your spiritual beliefs and faith. And i wanna ask you. What is going to remind as you ascend a mountain. do you go into a meditative state. Will you rely on your deep spiritual beliefs and constantly have to retain mindfulness in assessing the physical challenges. Along the way i would imagine. There's a variety of protocols and situational awareness. That is needed. But i'd really like her more from you on that. Because in my estimation this mindset is what separates those who make it to the top and those who unfortunately do not on different stages of climbing i have a different kind of a mindset. I would say that. If i fain like there there might be avalanche. There might be a route wash. That might be bad weather. Something which has detained my plans to climb a mountain. I get into a buddy confrontational mode. Because i am. I'm trained as a soldier. And i had to fight my adversity so at times i started seeing the mountain. Asthma adversity. it happened to me on mount everest. I had to in my second attempt. Also i had to turn back from three thousand feet twice before i made my tent and succeeded so in those two attempts i started challenging everest. That either you can give me death or injury you can go ahead and give me that and i will keep on doing what i'm capable of doing. So sometimes i get into that kind of confrontational mode. Where i see that. Yes the mountain in front of me. Is the obstacle that i have to overcome he. It is an enemy. And i have to fight it with all my might that i have sometimes from vivid me. There are certain sentences accord or something but have support him that just springs up bent. The conditions are really tough. I'm climbing exhausted and the going gets very very tough. I have seen these flashes. Coming from within a volume by Kipling everybody had about displaying very famous swim. If so there was this lions from this point if that some everything is finished and nothing is left to new that still a wasting your head which says hold on so at one time this would hold on just a up in my mind and i just continued. I just held on and kept my foot one foot after another in front official. So that is how it happens sometimes. It is ready spinach with because london's are so beautiful. I get into that meditative state also but i contemplate the nature of life seeing a mountain see a mountain the stance alone so anybody who is strong mighty and wants to rise high. Perhaps in life would be like that alone solitary having his own battles and also facing all kinds of storms videos rain gold snowfall everything but still standing very tall and after that i absolve that seed they also the cloud at times at times it is just sunny so this is how life also is on. Mountain's what i love the most about is that i don't have that usual crowd around me.
Interview With Saray Khumalo, The First Black African Woman to Summit Everest
"You've heard me say many times that if you're gonna climb success mountain just to say that you did it well before that feeling it'll be pretty flat. We've also spoken many times about the need for doing things because of a greater purpose because not only will there be some amazing wins. There's going to be probably some mega losses along the way. If if there's something driving you giving you the resilience to overcome the obstacles. First difficulty is just permission to quit. However when you when you do decide to keep going have you considered the maybe the sky is not the because in life you are going to hit many psychological and emotional walls and you're going to get knocked on your ass that's just how it is. The question is do you have the internal and external emotional mental and even spiritual and physical sherpas to get you up to win. Well stay tuned. Because that's exactly where we're going. I'll guest on. This episode is set up khumalo. Her life is a story of remarkable resilience. She's overcome the odds. Most of us will never even likely face. She has met catastrophic failure and even death head on and she kept going not because of sheer willpower but because of being purpose driven seta is the first black african woman to summit everest and reach the south pole. She is an award-winning mountaineer. Philanthropist who has used to climbs to build libraries across south africa. She has recently partnered with apple to build digital libraries. She is also part of the forbes. Women african africa leading women's summit. Two thousand twenty one surat. Khumalo is a transformational and business. Executive coach of whom the south african president said. She reminds us that. Through courage and perseverance. We can achieve highest ambitions for the greater good of humanity. Ladies and gentlemen. Please put your hands together and help me. Kim having excited now you know. I always like to start the show by asking my guest in this age of influences. Where is an expert who somebody the we might not know. Maybe never even considered who has been a major influence on you and on your leadership. I have people actually. It's my mother and my grandmother. Mother didn't do too much school. She went up to from two is the second level high school but she could sell. I stood eskimo and she always believed that. The sky's the limit. Which is something bet. She used to tell my sisters nine. She ended up being a single mother with seven goals and she had two absolutely so you can imagine how what was going on the house especially living in the environment so that was a lot of fun but also my grandmother my grandmother. Is you know and my grandfather. We amazing people that were missionaries. Who really my grandfather always used to say who do not leave a lack of service. That is requested as a young kid. You don't really put much thought to it. But they've been just amazing people to me Because even though they did not have much there was always something to help a somebody else. always blissed while so. Are your grandparents still around. No unfortunately my grandmother was the last two to pass away. She passed away one hundred and one. Allison i'd crazy. What how and so if you put together the light your grandparents and that whatever coming from your mom what is that if you sort of able to boil it down. What would be the central philosophy that you've gained from from those two sources grandparents are mother. A lot of it came to the fore for me in two thousand nine and the fundamental philosophy is is that Is the is the concept of a wound to a because we are it realizing that i can achieve more with the right partnerships around me and i think that is fundamentally everything. It's supported me with my executive job is supported me on the mountain but but also to realize when set partnerships and not the partnerships that you need specific levels of where you are at because i mean you know about climate the ship let you use up to address best scam in not necessarily the same ones that you need for the summit. How do you appreciate them and really say goodbye in order for music summit.
Back to the Himalayas with Jeff Rasley
"About jeff. Welcome to the show. Thank you camping. Glad to be here happy. Have you tell us a little bit more about yourself well. I grew up in a small town in northern indiana gauchan. Indiana and i was all set to go off to college when it was time and i ended up dropping out after two days and just didn't feel like that was what i really wanted to do. After having spent my whole long life of eighteen years in school so i went to work in a factory saved up some money and then mom reluctantly drove me to the edge of town. I stuck out my son and he tried to cross country. But i did end up going back to college after my parents told me if i didn't they were going to kill me and i thought okay choices college death. I'll take college and ended up. Really loving academics. At a serious level went to the university of chicago than went to law. School eventually went to seminary so ended up spending a lot of time in the classroom. I'd even taught a few college classes practiced law for thirty years retired. And i suppose what's really brought us together is that i written ten books. Several of which are about what. I call philanthropy trekking in nepal himalayas grew so but is that exactly. What is philanthropy attracting. Yeah it it. Means a combination of fee lows. Which is greek for love and anthropologists philanthropy. Means love of humanity in. So i combine that with tracking. And so i've been to nepal fourteen times in started a foundation over there so i combined tracking with philanthropy led an organiz many groups of truckers and many of which have been involved with the mission of the foundation started which is called the possibility foundation. What exactly does the bassett village foundation do well. It's concentrated in a remote area of eastern nepal. Which is not on any of the popular trekking trails. A set of the first time. I was there which was in two thousand eight. My little group of truckers were only the second group of people from the outside world that had ever visited abilities which was an amazing experience because they were living basically the same way they had for the last five hundred years but anyway the foundation does is. I developed this relationship. Was that village. And we have helped to build a school hydroelectric system water system. Our most recent effort was little health clinic and we also help to rebuild the village which was partially destroyed from two major earthquakes. Back in twenty fifteen the same earthquakes that sarah safari was in when she was tracking mount everest in the last episode so our mission goal is to work with the local people to finance the projects that they would like to bring up their standard of living in terms of education sanitation healthcare those sorts of efforts but all of those projects have been requested by the village not suggested by us the outsiders the funders donors to the foundation members. And the reason for that is. I think it's very important for this. Kind of development work really to be primarily in controlled by the people at supposed to benefit so that we don't develop a kind of dependency mentality so the school the water system the electrical system the villagers build it themselves with their own hands and they own they run it and we just provide financial assistance and expertise. When it's ask for school cool. i was talking to somebody else as well. Today that happened to be working with foundations that affected the same area. About empowering nepali women roller. You should connect us. Sarah safari yeah. She's really cool. Where did you grow up. Like i said in the small town of gauchan. Indiana doesn't seem like there'd be much there in indiana as far as mountains. There are not. I had never climbed a mountain or done. Any sort of high-altitude tracking. Before the first time i went to nepal back in nineteen ninety five and my first experience there was directing the mount everest base camp trail.
FACT SMACK: Spider Edition
"Okay kwong here's how this is gonna work all right. Sebastian gets roughly ten minutes facts to prove that his critter of choice. Spiders are the coolest critters. Okay got it now. These are general spider facts. So sebastian gets to call on any spider. He wants which gives him a lot to choose from. There are like roughly forty five thousand species of spiders and to give you a sense of context. Think about an animal that we see all the time or type of animal mammals right there are only about six thousand or so species of mammals that covers literally everything from shrews to wales to rhinos compared to the forty five thousand as of spiders nest so many spy seen mammals. Like it's just where it's at. Now where's that okay. So here's the thing it's not just. How many of them there. It's also where they live. Spiders are out here. Along in here is pretty much everywhere. See this is one of my favorite things about Planet earth is basically. Wherever i go. I can find a spider because they are spiders living everywhere from the inter titles on right at the ocean's edge to forests to dryest desert's where they build sand tunnels under the sand up on mountains not as regular mountains all the way up to the slopes of mount everest and everything in between a hold on he just said there are spiders that live on mount everest. Oh yeah clung. There's a famous one up. There called the himalayan jumping spider. They live up to twenty two thousand feet or sixty seven hundred meters above sea level. They are the spider the animal that is arguably the highest permanent resident on earth. They're living in the penthouse on our planet incredible. I wouldn't have thought i wouldn't have thought spider. I would've thought something else. Yeah i know me neither. But i love this because even its species name omni superstars is kind of perfect for talking smack. The omni superstar means stands above everything because it is literally above us at all points of the day of the night of the year. Watching down a bunks. All be lower animals. Identify lower animal. You know about that spider. Maybe your soul mate. All right what else do you got supplier okay. So the one that sent me over the spider edge wong. Did you know that there are multiple types of spiders who live at least part-time underwater. Like i'm talking seawater freshwater. They're out there. I mean you must find that amazing because you can barely swim. Wow wow wow. Wow emily everyone else was getting to talk. Smack didn't turn honestly fair but her full fare but herve okay. Okay so anyways. There's this spider that lives underwater called the diving bell spider and they basically make a sifi like underwater dome of air. That's their air pocket. Go there when they need to breathe and the rest of the time they just go out and they bring a little like bubble of air around their lungs which on a spider on the bottom of the abdomen. Bring a bubble of air around with that and they're just walking around underwater. They are catching food under their catching fish catching small insects and their entire life every part of their lifespan from birth to reproduction to death. Okay even i. A person who doesn't think about spiders will admit this incredibly cool that spiders are really living all over. The place got range qualm. They got rained. I don't mean like as a group of species. Some spiders legit have ranged. in fact many spiders can fly. I mean technically it's called ballooning but they're flying get out what they'll do is they. Basically will just release silk into the wind and it goes up and basically turns into like a kite. But when you're a light enough to be a spider something that's like a kite is basically like an air balloon out of here and okay. Here's the thing though. It's not just them catching the wind. There's evidence that spiders can sense earth's electric fields and take advantage of that to shoot up into the sky
What's Your Everest? With Sara Safari
"I'll sarah it's great to have you on the show. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me. Do you have any questions before we get started. Tell me more about yourself. And what did you start this block. Cats let's see. I started this podcast out of the bit of a depression. That was trying to find out for myself how to be a happier person and through school projects and this show. I've been able to help myself and others be happier still happen to learn every single time i haven't interview. What is the secret to happiness. Now let's see well but if we talked about so far you're talking is going to be completely new but we've talked about relationships. Those are very important. We've talked about money. Buzek just kind of ways to be happier. I'll give you my own definition. Good cheer wore me to death of is leaving at your full potential. Who i like that so doing things that you really wanna do. And then you're happy and that there is a deeper levels to it after you do everything that you wanna do then you realize after doing all of that. There's only two things that really make you happy. The rest is just a surface happiness but the deep happiness there are only two ways of being actually happy one making a difference in the world to having relationships like that. Tell us a little bit more about yourself. I was born in iran. And i moved to the united states when i was twenty and i studied electrical engineering at ucla. And i was working in by companies and then later on. I decided that i want to start teaching and the main part of the story. Is that outof nowhere. I decided to climb mount everest. Seven years they go and then a couple of years a few months. After i decided to climb mount everest i decided to quit and then when i decided to quit i met the founder of the organization in power nepali girls and i decided to climb mount everest again for the second time. I mean just. I didn't do the stein. But i just said to quit right at the beginning but the second time i decided to do it. This time to raise funds and awareness for the girls who become victims of human trafficking or forced to get married at a very young age and then i actually climbed mount everest. And when i was climbing there was a seven point. Eight earthquake in nepal. I survived the earthquake and the avalanches and aftershocks everything about that earth way again came back home. Publish the book starting my own business and here. I am right now. Seven years after that would have been a scarier rake. It was gary. Yeah where were you. When that hit. I was at twenty thousand feed on an ice wall about finish the wall on the edge off the wall. Almost when the earthquake hit us at a decision mount everett above koumura icefall is the most dangerous part of everest in most unstable part of everest grey. I so did you end up making it to the top. No i'd i'd you're talking to my soul right no. We didn't make it to the top because everybody decided to quit climbing. You know there are sherpas which are neb Mountain climbers who are really good at this and they set up their route a rope all the way to the top of the mountain and because of the air raid ten thousand people died today have to call it quits and they had to leave to go. Take care of their families. Their home their belongings was just such a crazy earthquake and then when they left nobody else without them. Klein's evidence or any mountain that area so they let everybody else to leave. Yeah so no. I then make it to the top of everest. I still haven't made it to the top of everest. Even tried a bunch of times. After that i still haven't made it to the top of everest
Traveling To Snowdonia
"Let's start with a peak at the natural appeal of the largest national park. In wales snowdonia the highest peak and wales in fact the highest peak in england and wales is called snowden sits in the heart of the snowdonia region and in one of britain's first national parks these welsh islands offer outdoor adventures gorgeous backdrop and draw countless tourists each year. Well skied martin. The land of its is here to help us make the most of our time in snowdonia martin. Thanks for being here. Thank you for having me there. So i've been to your home. Snowden is right in the backyard you grew up there in northern wales snowden in snowdonia national park mean to you. It's a place. I tend to walk quite a lot. It's just a huge and beautiful area. When i say huge. It's massive eight hundred and twenty seven square miles but you don't see that many people in it feels massive because it's it's windy it stark. It's pristine yeah. Small road not allowed to crowds. How tall is mount snowden. It's the massive height of three thousand six hundred fifty feet above sea level at its peak but because it rises more or less out of the sea. Yeah it has the aspect of bigness about it. It's so interesting because here on the west coast of the united states. Three thousand five hundred feet. It's like this is sort of a medium mountain pass for britain. That's a big peak. That's you know. Ben davis is the highest one in britain and there are few mountains over four thousand of the snowdonia national park. You have all of wales peaks over three thousand feet high and on. I think there's only one pecan english over three thousand okay. And this is the north of wales in. I've traveled on wheels. A fair bid. I just if you got limited time. I would recommend north. The peaks only Less than four thousand feet but didn't The british Climbers have mount everest. Actually practice in the snowden area. They practiced in that. Nobody had ever used oxygen on a mountain before. And so they had a stroll round be had Two systems an open and closed. And they thought oh. The closed system is much better. But what they didn't realize goes onto everest the vows and clo- system froze so the luckily they had a couple of open systems with them but they had some rugged enough areas in north wales where thought they could have some practice there. And you do get to some mountain. they're not resorts alert. Sort of hiking centers or something there. There's some beautiful towns. There's town called. Beth goulart galaxy. Guess who described beth killer it's a mountainous area and therefore towns villages. They nestle in the valleys. They don't sit on tops of hills and bathe galax which means ballots grave is useful in a little bowl with rivers running through it stone building. Oh everything is built on. Everything is built stone bridges over the babbling drone bridges and of course slate roofs because wales used to be the slate production center of the world at one time that right so when we think about going to north wales as a visitor and we want to do some hikes. What advice would you give for enjoying the nature of snowden national park and bringing up some calories at the same time you can hike all levels. Mt snowden itself with acid in welsh is an attraction. And there's a railway that runs up if you don't wanna walk for three hours just take the train and this is kind of a cute little tourist steam train. Yeah it goes from some berries up to the top and that's a family out it is. It gets crowded. Some of what i was going to say is that snowden is like a magnet people have heard people know that so that eight hundred and twenty seven square. Miles will get away from snowden. You'll see fewer and fewer and people which is a lovely thing. It is very empty area. It is and if you wanted to have some rugged memory you could hike it without the steam train. Take what five hours or so three hundred. Well five hours up and down if you if you know. It's a nice day. It's a lovely day. Beware say this flat up. Beware of times of year like easter when it's considerably cooler the top dress. Well okay
London And Surrounding Areas Restarting Lockdowns Due To Coronavirus Mutating
"And parts of essex and hot fanfare are hours away from returning to the highest level of covid nineteen restrictions following an alarming spike of cases in the capital pubs restaurants and other indoor entertainment. Venues will close once more. The latest surge has been ascribed to a new variant of the corona virus which appears to be growing more rapidly than previously for the moment however the uk's government says it has no plans to review the curious christmas truce. It appears to think it has negotiated with the virus. While i'm joined with more on this boy monocle. Twenty four health and science correspondent dr. Chris smith also a virologist at cambridge university chris. This the idea that there's a new strain of covid nineteen sounds like the very definition of the absolute last thing. We want to hear at this point. How grim news is this to be quite honest with you. I'm not alarmed. I'm not surprised. And i'm actually quite reassured and explain all those things ovar mutate because they're based on the same genetic code is running in pretty much will life on earth then the same mechanisms that lead to life evolving and changing apply viruses. And so as they go through their hosts they would evolve and change and corona virus is no exception. That's exactly what's happened to you. Therefore we would anticipate that we would see different strains and different emerging and indeed. This is not the first time it has happened. We've seen happened early. On in the pandemic in china we've seen it happen and disclosed various different forms of the viruses spread across the world and in europe they documented some of the same changes are now being seen in this new variant in the south east of england. So this is not altogether new in terms of concept and is not altogether new in terms of variant. This being disclosed. We're reassured by matt. Hancock saying yesterday house commons the the. Don't think although they are confirming that this will lead to the virus sidestepping the effects of a vaccine. We don't think it makes people who catch it for ill. It just may be transmits a bit better. Although that speculation on airpods that they're they're saying it might be linked to an increasing cases in the southeast england in terms of course load but don't know for sure if we're going to try to be exceptionally optimistic about this. Is there any possibility that the reason the viruses having to mutate to survive is there an indication that perhaps that means we've got it on the run will certainly when you apply pressure to a virus and by pressure. I mean for instance putting a vaccine into a population so you create an immune barrier or you put in place public health measures. You are forcing the virus to change to optimize to those new conditions. Because that's why things evolve in the first place. They're responding to selective pressure from their environment. And we know we do this to the flu. We know this happens with hiv. When we give people hiv drugs for example then the virus that grows in them is the only one that can bypass the blockade of drug. And that's why we use multiple drugs at wants to minimize the chance. The happening so the concept is common. Well understood so yes. It is. Theoretical possibility that by applying pressure to the virus. We are forcing it to become more infectious so that despite robbing it of opportunities to transmit it can still continue to transmit given the does appear to have become more infectious in the capital. However does it make the proposed relaxation of restrictions around christmas. Look even more. Ill advised than they might have. Well we don't know it has become more infectious in the capital. We know we've got more cases same in the east and southeast of england essex positive of cheer kent. They've seen big increases in numbers of the trend is in an upward direction. Which is why caution. Reproach has been taken in the uk by moving. Probably the best part of eleven million people who live in those territories into a so-called tier three situation to apply more pressure to the virus. The idea i think is this is anticipating the trend is going upwards where we are today is not where we're going to be tomorrow and so by bearing down on ahead of christmas when there's going to be this loosening effect where we got five days of reveling and Enhanced mixing the there are going to be more cases so if we start molo point and already have more control at the virus to start with them. We're going to end up finishing the low point than we otherwise would is or anything that the rest of the world should have learned from the united states. Experience we've thanksgiving because that was sort of a test run of what happens if all of a sudden millions of people travel by aircraft and by train and spend at least today in close quarters with households other than their own well. This is exactly what happened with chinese new year and when millions of people were mobilized to crush china to get together for the chinese new year this probably spawned even more cases because people traveled internationally for that event to so yes. History is full of examples of peop- of of Repeating itself and this is no exception. We are anticipating that. The mixing that goes on over christmas will lead to more cases. The question is how many more cases and how are we going to cope with them. So is there a good reason at least scientifically good reason. Why not just this government. But any government wouldn't just say to its people look seriously. Christmas is basically cancelled We are just going to have to suck this up for a few more months. We do have a vaccine to look forward to. We do have a restoration of normality to look forward to. We might maybe think about throwing in an extra couple of bank holidays around. June but christmas is basically not going to happen. Will the president of the royal college of emergency medicine was asked this very question on bbc. Radio four's pm program. Yesterday an her answer was. Are you asking me. This is a doctor or as you asking me this as human and actually you get a very different also because the doctor slash the infection control person is going to say which just council everything we should imprison. Everybody break the chain of transmission bear down on the virus but the human element of this is people need something to look forward to. Morale is incredibly important. And if you rob people away of the one thing. They've looked forward to in. What is the end of a very dismal year than this will probably translate into poor compliance in the long term. it will probably therefore translate into in the long-term more cases more headaches more problems and ultimately more casualties from are so. I think the government have of compromise. Here the trying to go for a controlled christmas. Where if you allow people some flexibility you know that most people will be responsible. You hope that they are. You're willing to tolerate some degree of of letting your hair down because you know that in a noncompliant christmas where you'd said don't do this and if on breaks the rules anyway he's probably going to be a higher price to pay in the long term. I think that's really the equation that they've done. Well let's look finally at the progress of that vaccine which is now being rolled out in united kingdom and again it's a question of government messaging. Does it strike you. As a missed opportunity that there is a website with a rolling hourly update of how many people have now been vaccinated. Well the numbers are not that high yet You see numbers like yesterday. They did three hundred people or four hundred people in this hospital and that hospital. And when you see that there's this peak of mount everest which is sixty eight million people in the uk high eight billion people on earth. Hide one what. You wanna do When you knock a few hundred off that is not much. And so. I think maybe that's coming may be there. There is that opportunity in the future but for now. It probably wouldn't be a big demonstrable difference
Progress Toward A Safer Psychedelic Drug To Treat Depression And Addiction
"There's growing evidence that psychedelic drugs can help people with mental health problems like addiction and depression. But these drugs also cause hallucinations and other dangerous side effects. So as NPR's Jon Hamilton reports, scientists are working to create safer alternatives. The drug ibogaine comes from the roots of a West African shrub. Small studies suggest it can reduce drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. But David Olson of the University of California, Davis says using ibogaine is a treatment presents huge challenges. Ibogaine is like the Mount Everest of psychedelics. It causes hallucinations and potentially fatal heart problems. Also, it's really hard to make in large quantities. Olson in a team of researchers had a question. Can you take a really complex molecular structure like ibogaine and distill it down to its essential elements that give rise to the beneficial effects? Coulson's team started by giving the ibogaine molecules some nips and tucks be locked off the parts of the structure that gave rise to a lot of the deleterious effects and we left the part of the structure intact. It still was able to have anti addictive and anti depressant properties. The changes also left the substance that was easy to manufacture. The scientist named their creation tavern and tha Log or TV G, and they began testing it in rodents, including some binge drinking mice. Every single animal in the experiment. Reduce their consumption for alcohol, which was really, really surprising. TVG also helped rats that had been addicted to heroin, Olson says. Usually these rats relapse in response to light or sound cues they associate with the drug Tabernacle log is able to have this long lasting protective effect on heroin relapse. TVG also improved symptoms of depression in mice. All without producing any heart problems or behaviors associated with hallucination. Wilson, who has a financial stake in T B G, says drugs based on psychedelic substances have great potential because they work in a different way. They don't mask disease symptoms. Really designed to try to rewire the brain. The T B G results appear in the journal Nature, and it's still not clear whether they will hold up in people. But scientists not involved in the study say the approach has great potential. It's definitely promising it zah first step Gabriella Manzano is a researcher at well Cornell Medicine in New York and co author of a commentary on the T V G study. She says it suggest a way to make other psychedelic drugs safe enough to become mainstream options for treating psychiatric disorders. This provides a road map on how we could start tweaking these chemical compounds to make them very useful in the clinic. Keep the good parts get rid of the bad parts. It's still not known, though, whether getting rid of the bad parts will keep the drugs from being effective. Counter. Liston is an associate professor of neuroscience and psychiatry it while Cornell. One of the big questions in the field is is the hallucinogenic experience necessary for getting better. And there's some evidence both ways, Liston says. It's time to figure out what psychedelic drugs and they're triplets counterparts can really do for people with depression, addiction, PTSD and other disorders. Let's gather the data. Let's see what works. Let's make sure we understand the safety profile. But let's also be open to the possibility that these compounds could really help. A lot of people who need help. Listen, notes that one psychedelic ketamine has already been approved to treat depression. Jon Hamilton. NPR news
Why did Mount Everest's height change?
"Mount Everest. Official Height is a contentious topic between China and Nepal until today. Officials from both countries just announced they've agreed the world's highest peak measures exactly 8848.86 M or 29,032 FT. The new number is less than a meter higher than the previously recognized height and comes after more than a decade of debate.
The world's highest mountain officially just got a little bit higher
"Today. China and appall agreeing for the first time announced that Mount Everest, which straddles both countries, is now 29,032 FT. Tall, slightly more than Nepalis previous measurement. About 13 ft higher than China's BBC environmental correspondent Levin saying Khadka joins us from London on Skype Levin, How do you measure this thing? How they do it? Hmm. Now that's the question, isn't it? How do you do it? How do you measure the highest mountain in the world? All right, So look, I don't want to confuse your audiences. It's lot off lot of technology a lot off complications there. But basically what they told me was, it is easy to find out the top of the mountain. But what you need to find out is the bottom of the mountain. How do you find at the bottom of the mountain and that will help them to find its height. So that is where you know the sea level thing comes in, so the Nepalese authorities they used the building goal as the base And then from there, they call this precise leveling again now that sea level needs to reach in the Everest region. Okay, so that's illegal. You know, visibly, you have to reach using your tripod. You know every 50 m or so they did for 250 kilometers and reach the Everest region and that watch as if The mountain is standing on the sea. You know that? Yeah, they calculated. That's one of the ways of doing it. But there are other ways as well well, but I understand that the two countries have argued about the other side how high it is. So when China and measure the mountain in 2005 it found a mounting was 8000 Internet 44.43 M So that it said was the rock surface. Now That's why there was this disagreement and China back then wanted Nepal to agree to this. This hide that found and appall disagreed because the Nepalese How did the snow on top of the summit? You're right. So yes, the the figure of Nepal government was using Woz, including the snow cap. They had this difference all these years. And then finally, you know, Nepal told that okay, This has to be decided once and for all, And then, in the meantime, if you remember in 2015, they were just major earthquake. So many geologists believe that that might have impacted on every side and therefore they have to find out if there was any change. Look, we understand that there's a Almost like a competition among these great mountains, which is the greatest, which is the tallest, which lends itself to the competition among climbers who can climb. You know these peaks and you've just explained that this extra footage really comes from below, really where that climb starts. So just this is really make any difference. When I speak to mountain is what they say is well, it doesn't make any difference to us. But then clearly, you know when countries are using these figures than definitely it becomes a huge issue and also quickly just to remind you when the two countries China and Nepal announced the height this morning, they didn't use the word Everest even once Nepal stuck to it its own name Sagar Mata and I know the Chinese kept on talking about trouble. Oma all these years, you know, Everest, the name itself and the height that was given out. You know it was it was initiative during the British colonial era and so on and so forth. China strictly believes that you know it owns up that mountain to some extent with the park. Everybody feels they own it in some way, But you know nothing. Hearing this news. I've just decided I was going to climate. But now I'm not 13 more feet. That's a bit much by China's standards. BBC's environmental correspondent Levin Sing Khadka on the new height of Mount Everest. The world's tallest mountain is a little bit taller Now, Naveen Thank you, my president.
China and Nepal announce new agreed-on height for Mount Everest of 8,849 meters (29,032 feet), ending past discrepancy
"Is officially a bit taller. Today. China and the Paul share the mountain and switch me to Pataki reports. Officials from both countries have revised ever wrists height. Gotta watch your press conference and the police and Chinese officials unveiled the new height of Mount Everest. 8848.86 M. That's about 29,032 ft. Nearly 3 FT, taller than when previously measured. Mountains gain height overtime because of shifting tectonic plates, but can become shorter when earthquakes occur. After a powerful quake in 2015 Nepal in China decided to re measure the peak in the past. The two neighbors have disagreed on the height of Mount Everest. But today's announcement ends a long debate. Both countries called the announcement a mark of their friendship. For NPR news. I'm search
China, Nepal announce new official height for Mount Everest
"World's tallest peak. Mount everest is officially a bit taller today. China and the paul share the mountain and sushmita paddock reports officials from both countries have revised everest's height at a wardrobe press conference and he believes and chinese officials unveiled the new height of mount everest. Eight thousand eight hundred and forty eight point. Eight six meters. That's about twenty nine thousand thirty two feet. Nearly three feet taller than previously measured mountains gain height overtime because of shifting tectonic plates but can become shorter when after a powerful quake in two thousand fifteen and china decided to re measure the peak in the past. Two neighbors have disagreed on the height of mount everest but today's announcement ends a long debate. Both countries called the announcement a mark of their friendship
"everest" Discussed on Short Wave
"Okay lauren fire. Today we are talking about mount everest. Which is the highest mountain on earth when you measure from sea level and today we're focusing on how that measurement is made weird we start. How about some old timey newsreel resort evidenced bothering his survey of eighteen hundred and forty one estimated his height pinton nine thousand feet back in the nineteenth century. When george everest brit was the surveyor general of india the used trigonometry to measure the height of the mountain like what we learned in middle school points angles and triangles totally. Yeah and incidentally the mountain got its english name from sir george everest but it was actually an indian mathematician. Radin seek dr. Who did most of the work and actually figured out that. This mountain is the highest point on earth. That sounds right for colonialism. Totally yeah okay. So how accurate was this trigonometry. Approach will i put that question to be nagaraj on. He's a geoscientist. One of george everest's successors at the survey of india office which still exists about is now staffed by indians. In fact i was sitting in the same chair. Our team location. Where you're sitting. Because i didn't want to change the room. So he says the trigonometry that his predecessors use throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was surprisingly accurate. I mean the standard height. Everyone now uses for everest that twenty nine thousand twenty nine feet. It dates back to nineteen fifty five. Wow that's pretty impressive. Okay so how did they actually calculate that measurement for mountain like. Walk me through it. It was not easy. They measured it from eight different points throughout langdon distance and everything and computer and took the mean. It was a very difficult matter very heavy machines. Heavy machines called theod delights instruments used to measure angles between visit points on the horizon and vertical planes like a cross between a telescope and compass. You might have seen municipal surveyors using them sort of on a tripod. Oh ya know. I've seen those folks reflective vests and their little tripods them. Yes yeah okay. So but for measuring mountains. They are these big heavy versions. I don't know how many hundreds of kilograms they carried forward to make this measurement it has slowed colored most of the time we didn't know work so the foot that was put on. Who's very difficult nowadays. Nothing much what the chinese are doing. Our a nepalese are doing their hypic instrumentation with the chinese and the nepalese are doing now involves satellites so instead of measuring everest from afar on the horizon with these theod delight contraptions these send a team up to the top of the mountain with a hand held. Gps receiver hey. That sounds like a little easier to me. Maybe but maybe not. Here is d nash mandar. He's gps expert from nepal. Who teaches now at the university of tokyo. It's a very harsh environment. There that very windy and you have all these battery or power problems and like the people who climbed everest. They come steadier probably more than half an hour. I think that's limit for them because they already exhausted. So they've got thirty minutes to connect to multiple satellites because they are solar flares and interference. at altitude. You can't rely on just one reading and they have to measure the thickness of ice and snow underfoot because you wanna reading from the actual rocky mountain right and not the ice and so for that you need a ground penetrating radar so another piece of equipment to haul up the mountain. Yes oh fumbling. With all of that on top of everest. You've got wind. you've got your oxygen depleting. The clock is ticking and that is still the easy. Part monitor. Says because all of that data from the top of everest. It's only half the story. Yeah so you need to know from his point. And that's the biggest problem then need a reference somewhere but we don't have a seat difference in nepal because nepalis a landlocked country. It's land everywhere. The nearest sea level is in india. Sitting knew how high this mountain is you. I need to know how low sea levels and you need a reference point sea level which it turns out varies depending on where you are. Yeah i mean sea levels tricky right. It's not necessarily constant and climate change is really messing with sea level these days. Yeah and has monitor says there isn't even a cenex to so here's how they do it. They measure sea level in india at the bay of bengal at china's yellow sea at many other points hundreds of them to calculate the mean sea level. And then they figure out where sea level would be. if there were a ac- right next to everest o- okay and then you measure from there up to the peak. Oh no no. No you have to account for the shape of the earth bishop of the art okay. It's a live swyto very much. Swyto right the earth is elipsoid. Soil like a oval-shaped watermelon because of the earth rotation makes it kind of bulge slightly at the equator. Plus you have to account for how gravity effect sea level in different places around the world and mountains themselves affect gravity so the earth at sea level this invisible line along the earth's surface. It's actually like kind of lumpy. So you're telling me that we are standing on a lumpy elipsoid. That's exactly what i'm telling you. So sea level is actually not level at all and the next step. You got map. Those lumps essentially variations in the earth's gravitational force. And then you get the gop lead a. I'm sorry a joy d- yeah so the geo is the shape of the earth at sea level taking into account gravity and the planet's rotation. And now you follow that joy to appoint directly under everest. And that's what you use as a reference point for the mountains height okay so after all that sea levels gravity you finally get a reference point you take that you compare it to your. Gps measurement from the top of the mountain and you get everest height. Well not so fast. Because there's also these pesky plate tectonics oh my lord. This is harder than actually climbing everest. I'll say i'll say right now. Yeah yeah so. The mountains peak is variable to like and i'm not just talking ice and snow like the rock is actually moving. Sri daddy jaw is an engineer and expert on himalayan plate. Tectonics i have been field kinney. My philosophist been between behaviors and then ever asked is on the edge of two plates. The eurasian plate and the indian plate and j has measured how the indian plate is slipping underneath the eurasian plate and how that is pushing everest skyward measurements for last you. One point four million yearning threes in high. Like a few hundred years. We can only do bring <unk>. Comes johnny has concluded that everest is gaining roughly a centimeter every ten years. So that's about a foot every three hundred years other scientists say that's far too conservative that the growth could be three times even four times that much but i mean however fast everest is rising. Things can happen very quickly to change that like earthquakes hung or at least they have in the past. So professor john day studied a nineteen thirty four quake that calculated took about sixty centimeters off the mountains height. So that's at least six hundred years of growth a raced in an instant and there's been another quake since in two thousand fifteen and we're not sure how that affected the height because there haven't been any definitive measurements since then so i'm guessing you're about to tell me it's time to remeasure mount everest. It is indeed so last year nepal sent up a team of scientists to do just that and this year with the climbing. Season cancelled for kelvin. China did the same and both countries have been analyzing their findings and their due to release the measurements pretty much any day. Now this is very exciting yes especially because most of the surveys of everest has been done by foreigners british colonial rulers. There was an american survey was an italian one and professor monitor. The gps expert from nepal says yes. He's motivated by science and the search for truth and all of this but you know also in part by the previous. Why don't we measure our own mountain and so nepal dead and we are waiting for those findings now. It may turn out to be taller shorter. Whatever the point though is that it's changing and that's what scientists say matters to them. Here's garage on the former survey of india guy again. I feel the joint will here. Shedding the knowledge will use the society beget understanding. What is there a big deal if you come and see okay. I'm announcing mall. Dividends did this much healthy that who cares you know because she missed the learning that teaching how people understand how do people perceive almost put in what model you used. Then be be happy if he's happy about what this tells us about. The earth overall the technology. They're fine tuning on. Everest has all these practical applications from agriculture to defense and scientists say if their research gets more eyeballs because it involves the tallest mountain in the world. Hey that's a great
How Tall Is Mount Everest REALLY?
"Okay lauren fire. Today we are talking about mount everest. Which is the highest mountain on earth when you measure from sea level and today we're focusing on how that measurement is made weird we start. How about some old timey newsreel resort evidenced bothering his survey of eighteen hundred and forty one estimated his height pinton nine thousand feet back in the nineteenth century. When george everest brit was the surveyor general of india the used trigonometry to measure the height of the mountain like what we learned in middle school points angles and triangles totally. Yeah and incidentally the mountain got its english name from sir george everest but it was actually an indian mathematician. Radin seek dr. Who did most of the work and actually figured out that. This mountain is the highest point on earth. That sounds right for colonialism. Totally yeah okay. So how accurate was this trigonometry. Approach will i put that question to be nagaraj on. He's a geoscientist. One of george everest's successors at the survey of india office which still exists about is now staffed by indians. In fact i was sitting in the same chair. Our team location. Where you're sitting. Because i didn't want to change the room. So he says the trigonometry that his predecessors use throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was surprisingly accurate. I mean the standard height. Everyone now uses for everest that twenty nine thousand twenty nine feet. It dates back to nineteen fifty five. Wow that's pretty impressive. Okay so how did they actually calculate that measurement for mountain like. Walk me through it. It was not easy. They measured it from eight different points throughout langdon distance and everything and computer and took the mean. It was a very difficult matter very heavy machines. Heavy machines called theod delights instruments used to measure angles between visit points on the horizon and vertical planes like a cross between a telescope and compass. You might have seen municipal surveyors using them sort of on a tripod. Oh ya know. I've seen those folks reflective vests and their little tripods them. Yes yeah okay. So but for measuring mountains. They are these big heavy versions. I don't know how many hundreds of kilograms they carried forward to make this measurement it has slowed colored most of the time we didn't know work so the foot that was put on. Who's very difficult nowadays. Nothing much what the chinese are doing. Our a nepalese are doing their hypic instrumentation with the chinese and the nepalese are doing now involves satellites so instead of measuring everest from afar on the horizon with these theod delight contraptions these send a team up to the top of the mountain with a hand held. Gps receiver hey. That sounds like a little easier to me. Maybe but maybe not. Here is d nash mandar. He's gps expert from nepal. Who teaches now at the university of tokyo. It's a very harsh environment. There that very windy and you have all these battery or power problems and like the people who climbed everest. They come steadier probably more than half an hour. I think that's limit for them because they already exhausted. So they've got thirty minutes to connect to multiple satellites because they are solar flares and interference. at altitude. You can't rely on just one reading and they have to measure the thickness of ice and snow underfoot because you wanna reading from the actual rocky mountain right and not the ice and so for that you need a ground penetrating radar so another piece of equipment to haul up the mountain. Yes oh fumbling. With all of that on top of everest. You've got wind. you've got your oxygen depleting. The clock is ticking and that is still the easy. Part monitor. Says because all of that data from the top of everest. It's only half the story. Yeah so you need to know from his point. And that's the biggest problem then need a reference somewhere but we don't have a seat difference in nepal because nepalis a landlocked country. It's land everywhere. The nearest sea level is in india. Sitting knew how high this mountain is you. I need to know how low sea levels and you need a reference point sea level which it turns out varies depending on where you are. Yeah i mean sea levels tricky right. It's not necessarily constant and climate change is really messing with sea level these days. Yeah and has monitor says there isn't even a cenex to so here's how they do it. They measure sea level in india at the bay of bengal at china's yellow sea at many other points hundreds of them to calculate the mean sea level. And then they figure out where sea level would be. if there were a ac- right next to everest o- okay and then you measure from there up to the peak. Oh no no. No you have to account for the shape of the earth bishop of the art okay. It's a live swyto very much. Swyto right the earth is elipsoid. Soil like a oval-shaped watermelon because of the earth rotation makes it kind of bulge slightly at the equator. Plus you have to account for how gravity effect sea level in different places around the world and mountains themselves affect gravity so the earth at sea level this invisible line along the earth's surface. It's actually like kind of lumpy. So you're telling me that we are standing on a lumpy elipsoid. That's exactly what i'm telling you. So sea level is actually not level at all and the next step. You got map. Those lumps essentially variations in the earth's gravitational force. And then you get the gop lead a. I'm sorry a joy d- yeah so the geo is the shape of the earth at sea level taking into account gravity and the planet's rotation. And now you follow that joy to appoint directly under everest. And that's what you use as a reference point for the mountains height okay so after all that sea levels gravity you finally get a reference point you take that you compare it to your. Gps measurement from the top of the mountain and you get everest height. Well not so fast. Because there's also these pesky plate tectonics oh my lord. This is harder than actually climbing everest. I'll say i'll say right now. Yeah yeah so. The mountains peak is variable to like and i'm not just talking ice and snow like the rock is actually moving. Sri daddy jaw is an engineer and expert on himalayan plate. Tectonics i have been field kinney. My philosophist been between behaviors and then ever asked is on the edge of two plates. The eurasian plate and the indian plate and j has measured how the indian plate is slipping underneath the eurasian plate and how that is pushing everest skyward measurements for last you. One point four million yearning threes in high. Like a few hundred years. We can only do bring Comes johnny has concluded that everest is gaining roughly a centimeter every ten years. So that's about a foot every three hundred years other scientists say that's far too conservative that the growth could be three times even four times that much but i mean however fast everest is rising. Things can happen very quickly to change that like earthquakes hung or at least they have in the past. So professor john day studied a nineteen thirty four quake that calculated took about sixty centimeters off the mountains height. So that's at least six hundred years of growth a raced in an instant and there's been another quake since in two thousand fifteen and we're not sure how that affected the height because there haven't been any definitive measurements since then so i'm guessing you're about to tell me it's time to remeasure mount everest. It is indeed so last year nepal sent up a team of scientists to do just that and this year with the climbing. Season cancelled for kelvin. China did the same and both countries have been analyzing their findings and their due to release the measurements pretty much any day. Now this is very exciting yes especially because most of the surveys of everest has been done by foreigners british colonial rulers. There was an american survey was an italian one and professor monitor. The gps expert from nepal says yes. He's motivated by science and the search for truth and all of this but you know also in part by the previous. Why don't we measure our own mountain and so nepal dead and we are waiting for those findings now. It may turn out to be taller shorter. Whatever the point though is that it's changing and that's what scientists say matters to them. Here's garage on the former survey of india guy again. I feel the joint will here. Shedding the knowledge will use the society beget understanding. What is there a big deal if you come and see okay. I'm announcing mall. Dividends did this much healthy that who cares you know because she missed the learning that teaching how people understand how do people perceive almost put in what model you used. Then be be happy if he's happy about what this tells us about. The earth overall the technology. They're fine tuning on. Everest has all these practical applications from agriculture to defense and scientists say if their research gets more eyeballs because it involves the tallest mountain in the world. Hey that's a great
"everest" Discussed on Short Wave
"You're listening to shortwave from npr. Mattie safai here with lauryn f- first time on the show lauren. Welcome hey thanks for having me absolutely okay. So you cover south asia for npr. What do you have for us sumati. Today i have for you a number the number itself. Twenty nine thousand twenty nine. It just becomes something that you i guess fixate on it becomes just this special number in your mind and like you hear it and you just know immediately what it means sumati before he tell you who this person is. I want to ask you. You're a climber. I bet you know what. This number means Yeah climbers a strong word. For what i do out there lauren. But yeah i totally know what that number is. But why don't you tell our audience who might not know what it is okay. So it is the height of mount everest. The world's highest peak is on the border of nepal and china height. That roxanne gle whose voice you just heard there. She knows every single foot of and that's because last year she set a speed record there. I became the first person to successfully climb everest from my home in san francisco all the way to the top and return home in fourteen days. We called a lightning ascent. That's that's fast lauren. that's too fast. Total underachiever that roxanne there but how can a person even do that. Lauren will so to prepare for this. Lightning ascent roxanne trained like mad and she was constantly focused on that number. Twenty nine thousand twenty nine twenty nine having never been that high twenty nine thousand twenty nine. It was certainly something that focused my training. Twenty nine dollars in twenty nine. She kept plugging in that number. Doing calculations twenty nine thousand twenty nine like okay. Here's how many thousand feet. I need to be sleeping and then to finally stand there. Twenty nine thousand twenty nine at that altitude. That's the closest to have or the closest outer space that i will ever get on this earth and kind of life changing when you're out there.
How To Use Goal Setting In Sales
"How to use goal setting in sales the latter method versus the mountain and if you're a sales manager or CEO, you might not like the first part or something maybe the concepts of what I'm going to talk about but trust me stick with the whole podcast recording and you'll like how I finish discussion, you know any great achievement in our same career most likely started off as a goal. Maybe you went to the annual sales meeting and saw people on stage getting awards for their selling success. You decided right then to make that your goal or maybe you decided you wanted to be a manager or vice president or CEO or the company after a successful sales real? Well, these are all great reasons to set goals. How else If you don't know how your mind works those lofty dreams can crush your desire to even try but before we dig into that last sentence, let's review a few goals setting quote on some thoughts. You know, there's an old saying a journey of a Thousand Miles begins with the first step or aim for the stars or sets your size higher. I mean higher and know even higher or quit sandbagging and that's one that frequently in sales we get from our managers who want us to raise our goals success is built on a series of failures. That's a common quote out there in off the internet memes that are go around today. I want to talk about the the mountain method first cuz that's a that's the typical goal-setting Journey that we hear about and that's set off a great big goal. Think about some of the great goals that have been set forth in history. And one of the most famous was posed by President Kennedy to land on the Moon by the end of the nineteen song. She's now that was certainly an inspiring goal to set all good and great. But not all mines work the same if you're a hundred pounds overweight and you set a goal to run a marathon. I mean, if you're dead in your first week of sales and you set a goal to win president's club or if you barely know how to pack for a backyard campout and you decide you're going to climb Everest. Well, these goals can seem so far off that they will crush your dream when your ten miles into your Thousand Mile journey and your legs are killing you in the goal is going to weigh on you like a ton of bricks so much so that you would be inclined to quit and just like so many that came before you that lofty dream becomes a burden you aren't willing to carry you pass by that picture on the fridge of the six pack abs when you reach in for the six pack of beer you skip making that extra sales call as the journey to the Million Dollar Club just seems impossible. Well, that's where I want to introduce you to the lads. Method and what I found was the process of incremental goals, you can call it the ladder method or climbing the ladder of success the letters not just an analogy. It's a literal thing when it comes to reaching a long-range ultimate goal after many years of goal setting. I've had my share of successes and failures along the way early on in my journey, the ultimate goal seems to distance and the decision to turn back is really strong. Our mind needs that feeling of making progress. We have to feel like we're getting somewhere and that's where short-range goals come in. That's where these these small package mental steps. You can call them checkpoints or resting spots on the climb to the Big Goal. Well in the earlier example of the overweight individual with the marathon goal. I was actually only fifty pounds overweight and I wanted to complete an Ironman instead of a marathon with no earthly understanding if I could even achieve it my first goals were to get my weight under control and to consistently exercise. By walking well that turned into running and then biking and running and then swimming biking and running on a regular basis. And then of course six years later, I was ready for the final piece of the goal is ice pack 13 and 1/2 hours in the panhandle of Florida completing an Ironman and in the earlier example of the sales person in their first week on territory who wants to be on stage winning president's Club. It was actually the month before I went into sales and I sat there in the crowd as fifteen of the top sales people were selected for The Ultimate Sales award. I mean, they were their results wage astounding I couldn't even imagine what it took to sell that much was setting off towards that goal over the next few months. It just seemed futile. I got rejection. My numbers weren't even close. I was more worried about just being able to sell anything enough to keep my job. So that became my first goal sell something, you know, that's that's the big step on the way to the top sell something. What seemed illogical then sell enough to keep my job and that meant meeting the standard we had for supporting the cost of a salesperson and making a profit. Next goal is top third in the region. The great thing about them is is there are numerous ways to measure or look at results. We used to have a lot of fun with this one. You can measure Yourself by units by dollars by units and dollars by increase in one of those areas by new customers buy new customers within a product line. I mean the list of measuring sales success along the way is endless. Well those two Journeys winning president's club and completing an Ironman. We're life-defining moments. That means their Journey shouldn't or can't be easy. It has to seem so far off that most people will quit on it. I mean that's what really makes it. So great secret goal setting hack is to set small goals that seem easy to reach and then jump over them and set another one and another one and another one
"everest" Discussed on Bad Science
"With him on sixty minutes when you show the the effects of the frostbite on his on his fingers yet and put my hand up here I experienced snow for the first time in my life in December. Wow. Yeah. I've never been snipe before I went to Pennsylvania to shoot a project and it was my first ever experienced anything below zero. So it was school it was called it was like Monty six, seven Celsius. How was it with these guys are like how called was getting at that altitude? Definitely like Subzero temperatures subs I don't know how far down the summit of Everest Twenty Nine Thousand Twenty, nine feet. So yeah, and the the oxygen doubt. The amount of oxygen you're getting the top is like a quarter of what you're getting at sea level twenty, eight percent. So yeah, freezing the top I can't believe you've just seen snow for the first time. Somehow that's the craziest back. Os working on something in Australia and I literally on the plane on the Beach Surfing and then forty seven, thousand dollars in Pennsylvania we snapped my ankles site. It was it was surreal to experience when you look at this movie with these guys go through and. Come across long before today I was looking at Vladivostok on like. In Russia and it was is forty five degrees Celsius and that was just a regular die for them and you think about these boys in these these these women in these men had climbed ever in the sugars. Yeah. Who are who are adapted to it Referring.
"everest" Discussed on Harney's Hot Topics
"Good afternoon, everybody. It is September 27th Sunday at 4 p.m. And I want to Thursday talk about the educational Everest that we face in front of us. And how are we going to be navigate climbing this mountain? before us and so I want to talk about I want to go back and reference the episode on brain and behavior. And in that episode I discuss how we are the product of our genes and our environment and those two things interact to in the context of all other sensory information. I need those things interact and result in the development of us as individuals our habits. Our interests. Our fears our likes or dislikes. We are the product of our environment. and when we look at education We realized that the education that we do is in a social context. It requires is social interaction between individuals that are the same age and that are similar in maturity and that starts in preschool and it goes all the way through higher education everything that we do of significance in our lives as human beings are done in the context of relationships and so from that perspective. I look at I look back on my own life and say how did my interactions with my friends at school in all the different places. I went. How did that impact My Life Learning? How did that impact who I grew up to become and so and you recognize that people play huge roles in your life your parents and your siblings play huge role in growing up. Once you start to go to school. Then you start to spend even more time with others and Thursday are a part of your development whether they bully you whether they're your friends, whether they tease you they impact the way that you look at the world may impact a way that you look at yourself wage. And so I think about right now. The the absolute need for social interaction the need the children's have children have for touch for subjective feelings of affection and closeness and I think of the development of kids and how much of that growth through school and through Sports and through extracurricular activities. oral revolve around.
"everest" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast
"Damn. Curse segments again and then of Saddam Hussein percentages, so it was. One day of eight years. Let's you know one of the three hundred and sixty and I apply. Jim It. Just it's a nice way to actually breakdown. How small amount of time you're actually suffering full as Tom. It feels like only get six thousand. Six thousand a quarter of a day like it's tiny and me that helps. Well The star of the PODCAST. I, talked about what may be the first known everlasting effort on a bike. I really loved the symmetry of George Mallory, the grandson of the Mountaineer George, Mallory? Who of course? died during a mountaineering trip to Everest in the nineteen twenties and George Mallory his grandson. Did the the first ever sting on a bike, we thought in nineteen, ninety-four. Australia as a Andy explained but With the F- The phenomenon having kind of off in recent months, and he received an email from a Frenchman Francois Coo. He sent an email to explain the on July, first nineteen eighty-four, he wrote repetitive claims. The cold de la foresee in the Jura mountains until he had scaled everest on a bike, and he did it in thirteen hours thirty minutes and. while. He's seventy eight now and still riding very regularly. And I caught up with Francois on the foreign to ask him how the idea came about. Two days you were really. Presenting mountaineering is really hard sports physically, but to me you know having. A little bit of climbing in British. And funny it so easy! You know I mean. I, don't know. Maybe I want to show that. The Everest F door was. Such a big deal of course. Of course. The difficulty of Mutt in mountaineering is not physically just knowing well when you get above eight something, obviously your ability to cope with attitude and knowing the mountain and knowing. Techniques and the survival, and all that not the physical aspects you know so anyway, you know. I thought it was a nice China. Inches do the height of the even though in terms of physical exertion. It's only maybe half of your effort. Do we take from? Fee Level to the height of of the efforts is a rally leading up there you know. Still going up the efforts and dealing with you. Reduce efficiency of. Of your of your engine. If you want. It's really. Close to double the effort you know close to fifty thousand meters Let's. See Lever in terms of physical. In some nine hundred ninety four. Thirty six years ago last week. In fact, in fact in July First Nineteen eighty-four was my ninth birthday so I remember that day at Shirley. I remember what I was doing the day that you winding. So you chose a climb and tell me why you chose this particular climb. The lesson ten kilometers away from the bottom of the client, of course, not optimal in terms of minimizing time you know because the to minimize the time you have to have a steep incline, but I prefer I've always preferred to climb six seven percent than than ten percent or you, so the half first half is just under under six percent for the average of I sixty metres, then you slightly over seven percent for the left of five who? Is So it, forcing range for percentage of just suited me, and and the downhill fast I mean it's not the fastest. You don't have to break all that much. You know so so you can do it without taking chances you can go down in In twelve minutes or some or bit more, you know so, so you know you don't lose too much time. Going Downhill, so I thought it was. It was okay owned that for that and then of course. Could have local support because there was. By at that time they had. Like by club from which was low court. Got In contact with. We see owner of. Pujol. Stored in this industry in arresting dot, he see you know. I got the owner of the shop to lend me so. Carbon bike was delighted in mind it was. Eight point two kilos, instead of maybe nine something from you know so so he was a slight advantage and then especially onion. He got to separate east. Who relayed behind me on the motorscooter. Area and you about it and you know came to cheer and I was a better choice than going far away from. ABC. You know I'm with. which the sort of! which the fronts that you used in the past? Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, and and you also you had a per show jersey, the famous Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah Yeah. Yeah have actually yes, so you know so i. was given to me. But you wonder if the bike shop. And how long did the did the right? Take you I remember. I started at twelve by six and. Finished Thirteenth Climb Nineteen, forty two, so it took me. Hours and thirty minutes basically to do this. But you know my hope. was that somebody would. Try to do better. You know and things had still had the margin. I could shave and on loss time they because I took my time to eat one point, or and so I was hoping that somebody would do better. But no two hours of course. And those with the could try to petered in new best time you know and But. It didn't happen. You know nobody. Many picked up, yeah. You go a lot of media coverage. I've seen on the in the article. The. Gray covered it and. So got the record in the Guinness Book of Records. Attract people you know I don't know I don't know. I yeah. Was it good disappointed? Yeah, there's nobody who is you know I mean. How much did you calculate that you definitely be making the right elevation gain to to say? I've climbed the height of Everest because there was no gps mapping. You had to go from I. Guess Paper Maps and low chronology. Actually beforehand. I had a mistake on the attitudes at the bottom, and then days after I called the movie. You know a CD whore to ask Yeah, actually do it and they also have a a cycling cookie with a severe for certain and. So they have maps, ask him and to to get the exact attitude for me. You see in France two sets affected. You see mich Le Attitude. And you see s tissue. In National Geographic. Institute and Quite often two meters. So the bottom of the climb if you buy one. Six hundred thousand nine meters. You'd go buy another it's. Six hundred, twelve, or whatever and the top can be either thirteen, twenty, one or sixteen twenty street, but the difference. Is Definitely seven hundred eleven meters, but I suppose that would have made it more difficult for people to have ago, whereas now with which Straw and GPS data, it is easier to calculate work out. How many how many climbs you would need to do. There's a lot more information available, so maybe you would just. Twenty five nearly thirty years ahead of your time. And so thinking about the recent. Developments at. The active climbing Everest on a on a single bike riders has become very popular. People are doing all around the world now and so, how did you? How did you kind of hear? All undies attempt to basically making unofficial where he basically made an official. Apparatus for people to submit their rights, and then he he and his group will verify the the the ride meets the criteria. You know. Confinement, of course you know. Time to devote to think a do other you know, slice it, you know I wondered. I had heard about this ever resting with the jets for eight and and other people like that and I so I figured. Who is behind all this? And saw you so basically i. Heard, so I found on the Internet but health, the five hundred.
"everest" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast
"And. They went many organized events that really catered to to that idea of being right up and down it also up most of the events that were in my area in Melbourne, Australia, where generally fairly flat and once done all of them we. Grew a little bit bored of them as well so with a group of friends, infective is myself and my uncle that sage we would just go and create challenges, which is go and do. Hotter and hotter things every year and kind of the whole idea behind these challenges to pick something mono that you you just couldn't do. The next had to have to train for over site winter, and was a good excuse to collect out of bed, and when it was docking, raining outside, and and then things that. Every year these these epics would do which is get bigger and bolder and Brash, and after about five years of that ECOMOG until the point where able him to hear about these rides of of that time I know it's kind of normalize now, but of that time, if you to do a Rav four five six thousand vehicle, Mehta's paper would talk about it and. It would find. It would get coverage on local radio in a like that doing one of those rising I know that's normal now, but these Roger did stand out, so we'd get people from all over the world, saying Hey Andy Wanna come and join these rods that you're doing and ECOMOG got to the point after a couple of years of that by two thousand fourteen I knew that I needed to create something that would cater to riders from from anywhere in the world. Because I've had people saying I want to fly from France from the states or From the UK Oh wherever might be obviously which I wasn't interested in creating it at the Physical Event End, maybe twenty, twelve less i. read this article about amount to neo who had sinusitis George Mallory. Grandson of George Mallory, who had attempted to climb mannerist, and unfortunately these locks on that mountain so Georgia's training to mountaineer Mount Everest and during that training. Rod Repeats Have Different Hills over and over again, and that was kind of his cardiovascular training. Anyway, he wrote this report. It a couple of years later, because basically nineteen ninety-four, he attempted to in his training, bright up and down mountains, until on the ever see photos and nate little. Go to take it during his childhood climb out of Arizona Brock and that's what he was actually climbing on during mountaineering as well so I've read about this debate brewing in my in the back of my mind for a couple of years. Back in Nineteen, ninety four I read about it nearly twenty years later, and there was just this beautiful idea of. His in something that potentially people could do anywhere in the world that would just pick a one hill, and I would just up, and down at into by climbed, equals hot of mannerist, who something really pure beautiful about that that kind of led to that idea of hear something that that we can, we can all do together Gobi united in this one simple, simple active of everlasting. So when was your first official or semi official? Everest attempt that was in February of two thousand, fourteen, yet reached out to to this community of people that I said had wanted to come and ride with us, and it was over one hundred people that. That was sworn to secrecy Lebanon on this idea and bad a couple of months to try, and for that we all peaked different hills all around the world and undercover of darkness in February of Twenty four team. We all set out to do this. This ever seeing that that was something that known headed hurdle. There was a lot of them that were in no one. That's where crew was based Mayan efforts thing that I chose who is Karma. That was really important to me and that was called Mount Bulla at. It's about three hours to the east of Melbourne. Say had took my whole family out there. We drive out there for the weekend and yeah like I think the tricky thing about it was. There wasn't really any precedent. We had no idea what it was going to be like you know we. This is going to be one of the longest rods that deputising the bike, obviously, the mice amount of climbing and the length of time on the bike, as well with something that are addressing the really dumb, maybe once or twice tried to that, so it was a interesting weekend, but of the original email sent to the crew, and basically at set some private there. Because you know the more you think about A. A challenge like this. That's non geographically specific, but you want people doing the same thing, the more you realize that guy will the needs to be some basic boundaries and those boundaries still today in fairly simple, you pick one ill you rod repeats at that he'll on the same climb until you call the manner I, he constantly and it has to be one activity, so you multiple days or anything like that, so they they kind of fundamental rules, and then there was some some sort of additional goals that surrounded that as well which went into a little bit more detail, but fundamentally those basic rules a would have. Guided the global community of ever since ever since. There's something strikes me quite a gala -tarian about it because different riders can choose at different climb the either as you say, means something to you or or suit some better, some people might want a longer slightly more gradual gradient. Others might be quite happy with a shorter a climb. One of the most wonderful things and at this particular challenge is something that I I think I try to build into anything that I'm creating, and that's Saudi era of flexibility within a framework and you know the the idea behind that. That is you know we provide a framework? But really people can bring this to life in their own way, and you know you mentioned. He'll section, which is obviously important, but people can choose. What if a black? The day like as well you know they can be indoors or they can run mountain bike, or you know there's been unicycle ever sings and bright. Klis track bike ever sings, and people can get kind of really creative with that as well, but it also allows you to you know include charities. Include special causes do it for other reasons as well. There's there's a lot of flexibility within it. I mean obviously the symbolism of Everest. The world's highest mountain above sea level is obvious, but it strikes me listening to you. Talk about this kind of the origins. George Mallory being the grandson of George Mallory th this. This whole idea is rich with symbolism, isn't it? It really is I grew up. Reading mountaineering books. I've never had the desire to do it as well probably because I read so many books in our night, actress can be, but I'm just fascinated by the culture. When we first launched ever sting the whole deal for a week or two, you was that you know you had to be the first on the climb the second it didn't. Had to be first and that was the. Like, a we basically born stat weekend and I think the very first article that came out about a daylight. There was always comments about that particular will. When Y- entered in some interesting debate and I'm so glad that was one thing. We change because of the wonderful things that is. Always be the TIKI on a bit goes to the person. Who is I like Mount? Everest itself. You know anyone can climb that and get amazing Kudos for doing. Shirt shoot that I. DO I think about Austin team car the back of the lease. This episode of explore is supported by baboon now. If you're thinking of visiting another country when you can finally get on, your bike can go and explore. You WANNA be able to speak if the language, don't you? I find it. always comes back to me. Over the course of the Tour de France my a level, French sort of begins to return to something approaching useful are being actually doubling up with Babel recently. I've been doing the Italian court from the beginning and I've been trying to brush up on my French as well and it's become a bit of A. Happy already, really been using the APP on a daily basis I got a little reminder on my phone to do my fifteen minute lesson and I worked through the exercise and the process of GETTING THE ON, says Roy it's a real moral boost when you hear the little thing to say that you've got the answer right when he pronounced something not too badly. Something that I'm sure Daniel. 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NAACP, local Seattle families call for reform in wake of fatal officer-involved shootings
"Families whose loved ones died in officer involved shootings are working with the regional chapter of the N. double ACP to advocate for specific police reform measures the live NYC pop of reports from Seattle with what those families had to say how many times we gotta keep reminding you on the street where and resident Gerald Hankerson says change needs to happen now but we don't have to go to the east coast right here in the city obscene Hankerson in the local chapter of the N. double ACP invited people who lost a family member by a law enforcement officer every to sit down and discuss what kind of changes they want to see here in Washington more quick justice we we wanted fast since your son Sean this call back in April by police did you shoot unarmed man with his baby in his arms when he ran into the back yard and had nowhere else to go that's the only question that needs to be asked many of the families here wanted leaders like Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan and Pierce county sheriff Paul pastore to resign for these incidents what they say is an action that followed stop making announcements about what you plan on doing and actually do it even after Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a statewide inquiry of all officer involved shooting investigations families like many Ellis's mom marsia Carter say they're tired of what they call empty promises all the crying is stopping now I want to see action attention that they say is long overdue we need to get them the off of our necks in our communities which has been on on deck for since we've been here and part of that action includes looking at nine nine forty because they say there are still issues with it even after it was approved two years ago Nick problem come on Everest
"everest" Discussed on Tales From The PROS
"I mean, it's unbelievable and this does actually already climbed Everest adoption before so it's not like it was as first time it's yeah, it's it's so hard to describe the difference between the two, you know, and the danger of being up in the death zone without oxygen is that you can push it too far cuz you know, you have to get down right and the problem with lack of oxygen is a Is that your body can just shut down so fast, so normally, you know, we can get tired in the mountains you like. Well, I'm getting quite tired now. I'll just start heading down and then you just start heading down but the problem with the lack of option at home actually starts to kill yourselves because that's why it's called the deathstone, right? There's so little oxygen in the air that your body literally starts to die. So if you don't know when to turn around fast enough you could have faith could have turned around already, but you will still just give up on the way down because your body is already gone past as owned that it can't recover from that's why it's so dangerous. It's yeah. Well, like I said, it's it's actually really quite serious climbing without absolute respect people have done it either. I can't I don't understand how people could do it without oxygen. I thought it just sounds even it sounds so hard even with oxygen oxygen, you know, but like I said, think a lot of the perception is wrong or you know, if take a very fit athlete right and you they train forever if they can probably climb Everest, right if they go go to the safe route, yeah exactly and on oxygen it's you know, any climate that I know which is a lot of climate since it's been you know, most of my life would be able to climb Everest perfectly happily and fine on bottled oxygen but only a couple of people that I know would be capable of climbing it without just to put it in perspective and these, you know, they're all fit guys right there all full-time climbers, but the difference between with and without is just huge and also you have to really want to do it without because the amount of suffering you go through is just in crazy, you know, it's such a mental game trying to clamor that oxygen it's dead. It's really impressive honestly and what about like the pain the pain on your body your muscles and just do you feel or you like you said feel completely fine..
"everest" Discussed on Tales From The PROS
"Because I was young and I was climbing a lot out here and it was funding pack my climbing basically cuz I it allowed me to go climbing as well because it ends up being my job just being in the mountains and taking photos of people but I you know, if I'm in the mountains that don't have a camera with me, just never I would feel naked almost by me going climbing is just as much as not really creative process, but to me, it's just as much of a photography process or filming process is the actual client. You know, when I get climbing, I'm always looking out for spots where I know that would be a good shot with good location. I'll often reads every single body beforehand and I live on Google Earth and I see how the Sun and Moon for night time changes over the course of the day. So I know where I want to be on each climb for certain parts of the day for these exact shot. So there's so much research that goes in beforehand. And yeah, I just love it's mostly I think if I did a huge Alpine route, I didn't come away with a good photo. I'd be a bit disappointed which is crazy cuz most wage just super excited to completely but I need a bit of both actually but to be a great experience. And you know, I mean, know I mean you did climb Everest, right? So did you use some it ever say did you just climb it that you made make it to like the I know there's different camps. There's how many cameras or five. All right. Yeah for camps. Did you were you able to reach the summit on Everest? Yeah. Yeah. That's awesome. Just once or twice just once once wow thoughts about that. How was what does that process look like? What's the kind of from just from from preparing for IT training for it? I know you didn't just go for climbing you went for other reasons, but tell me a little bit about that process on Everest..
"everest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"When you see something like that yeah just brakes through all those all those walls and yeah for for five or ten minutes there i was. I was really stunned in a bit frozen so you get to the top and you're there. Do you have time to savor it. Sadly not at all and you know. I didn't expect that i think probably anyone who dreams of climbing everest dreams of that moment of getting to the top of the world and being able to look in three hundred and sixty degrees and see nothing taller feeling like you're an astronaut on the edge of the atmosphere but no i didn't get that at all i was in the queue all the way to the very end which means a big cluster of us arrived to the summit it at the same time it was beautiful. It was perfectly time for sunrise. You knows coincidental but it we ended up literally getting there as the sun broke the horizon and it was beautiful but i actually mostly only know that from a couple of photos i took in the moment all i could think it was. How do i survive. 'cause it's crowded. It's a small summit so there's a fear and risk that someone bump you and you fall off on top of that freezing cold. I took my gloves offer.
"everest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"Coming up in a few hours so it's seven thirty p._m. You know you. I put on my headlamp. I put on my oxygen. I pack my bag. Put boiling water in my thermoses mrs because even boiling water will probably freeze within six to eight hours on the mountain and you set out so i can i connect with my two sherpa and and already so seven thirty. It's actually much earlier than than folks would traditionally leave summit folks would usually leave between nine pm eleven pm <hes> and the leadership saw the crowds and tried to beat them by getting us out early but we weren't the only ones with that idea at seven thirty i looked up and you could already see a trail of headlamps headlamps going up into the fog up towards everest so we set out and at first for the first thirty minutes forty five minutes i got to walk pretty much my own pace but it was sort of around my forty five minute time that iran smack into the queue that has now become so famous you know i couldn't tell how many people we're ahead of me because it was snowing and dark and so i could just see the ten feet that my headlamp illuminated above and behind me but as far as i could. Let's see in front and behind me. It was a line of people like disneyland and it stayed that way all night long and you know at first. It's actually kind of a relief because you know it's a lot of work to climb this mountain with very little oxygen and so you go from step step step two okay. It's kind of nice to have an excuse to take a break and wait and relax a little bit but you know after ten fifteen fifteen twenty minutes of in some cases being completely stopped or in other cases being just much much slower than you would otherwise climb you start to get worried because because a few things happen when you're stuck one you get cold. One of the biggest risks of climbing everest is frostbite. You can be in perfect health and still lose fingers and toes right. It's very easy thing to do and you're standing there and pretty soon within twenty minutes. I was like okay. My fingers are getting real. Cold lose in feeling and a few of my fingers up <hes> shoot. My my toes are getting cold. What do i do now and so you start.
"everest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"Oxygen. So you have limited time that you can survive up there so it's it's really a race against the clock you climb from camp three to camp for its steep. It's icy you travel across to rocky sections one's called the yellow yellow abandoned once called the geneva spur and both are extremely exposed. You're on shifting rock and people unfortunately fall and things not irregularly. It was actually on the section that i passed the first <hes> dead body that i saw which was as you can imagine pretty jarring. Um amid someone had passed away just in the few days prior and around the middle of the day you get to camp for weight where he's shocked to see it. What happened when you saw that body body. I think like anyone's first reaction. My first reaction was what what's that person doing lang. They're they're in a really awkward position. Their head was below their feet laying on the top of the snow just sort of six seven feet off the trail and yes so i asked smasher prize said you know what is that person are. They okay and my sherpa says that person dead and as you can imagine. It was really really shocking at a million questions well how they die. Why are they still there. What's going to happen to their body. <hes> we unfortunately walked right <unk> by it and it was not the last body that then i saw on the trip. Did it crystallized for you something about the danger in a way that it hadn't crystallized yet absolutely. I mean to see someone who basically looks like me right. You're you're covered head to toe in expedition year and this person was wearing down suit very similar to mine it yes for it brought into very a stark relief this idea of oh. My gosh death happens appear to people like me. I have to be extremely careful awful so you continue on and that's your first dead body and not actually you still got a ways to go at that point yeah yeah unfortunately that was i was like passing through the the the front door of the real summit challenge so it was a wakeup call for sure so we continued and we got to camp for which is the highest camp on everest. It's at twenty six thousand feet which is considered the informal komo boundary of what's called the death zone that very friendly term refers to the elevation at which the human body basically can't survive without without supplementary oxygen for more than a few hours and so it's there so you're i walked up to. It's on the saddle between mount luzi and mount everest chris too so it's a sort of flat section at this insane elevation on the boundary between tibet in nepal and i got there and honestly i've i've in my mountaineering in getting to a saddle is usually a moment of celebration and a bit of euphoria because for the first time you can see over the regency onto the other side usually get this brand new view. You and it's really a beautiful wonderful thing getting to camp for was not that feeling at all if felt like an apocalypse. Honestly you see a cluster of tents. There's probably fifty tents set up and as you approach those tense you realize that on the.
"everest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"Almost a waterfall waterfall of ice and because you know it's coming over the steep section the isis cracked has huge crevasses and and big vertical walls and it's not not only rugged and and really intense looking but it's also always changing and moving every night even when you're in base camp you can hear the ice cracking in collapsing and avalanches occurring <hes> just three four years ago. There was a big avalanche that killed many people on everest. Unfortunately it's so very dangerous section and so that's why you leave in the middle of the night when the temperature is coldest and so the isis moving the least and with headlamps on your navigating this labyrinth breadth of ice walls and crevasses and all of the rest so that's that's your first night is climbing through the night to camp one once you get to camp one. You are are greeted with this incredible view down the valley. It's called the western coom and it's this huge completely isolated valley that basically starts at at the icefall and ends at low t. which is an eight thousand meter peak one of the tallest mountains in the world and just to the left of load see as mount everest so you have this insane view down this long desolate valley and that's an interesting section. It's mostly just a walk. It's pretty flat. There's some crevasses you you have to be careful but for the most part you're in this big long frozen bali and that's your climb from camp one to camp to at this point. Are you on oxygen oxygen. Are you able to walk on your own. How does it feel to your body to be up there. You're not on oxygen. It's actually familiar territory. You know by the time i am you're climbing to the summit. I've traveled through the icefall that can do is fall six times already so i knew it. I.
"everest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"When a friend invited needed me over we were just hanging out at his house and he had a new virtual reality machine and then he was like hey you know what you love the outdoors you should try this everest expedition game game so i said sure and i put the headset on and the game walks you through what it's like to climb everest in virtual reality and honestly that tinguely feeling that i get the first time i climbed mount shasta and every time i climb a mountain i got in a big way <hes> with that headset on and honestly it just planted the idea in my brain that maybe everest wasn't a crazy idea. Maybe i could really train for it and get their <hes> and do it. Well okay so you start thinking that maybe mount everest isn't and a pipe dream. How do you start to train for something like that well. My story is unique in that. I did not specifically train forever for very long but i pride myself on staying in good health. I've competed in triathlons and an active cross bitter and things so i actually was at a funny anyplace in my life. At the beginning of this year i had been at a tech company for six years that had done well and was really thinking about what i wanna do next with my life and i thought i wanted to take a break from work and go on some of these adventures so i committed to a six month sabbatical and almost on the first day of that sabbatical i sent out a bunch of emails to a lot of the mountaineering and guide companies that i'd climbed with before and my basic email said hey. I have a crazy idea. I think i'd like to climb everest next year in twenty twenty. What what should i do this year to prepare. What mound should i climb you know what training regiment should i take on and one of the most prestigious companies in the business international mountain guides actually responded to me within an hour after an hour long conversation about my fitness level the mountains i have climbed and just generally <hes> the current state of where my life was the lead guide who's been expedition leader for everest for more than a decade said to me. Hey this conversation is exactly what i had hoped to here. You're fit enough. You have the time you are psychologically ready. You have the climbing resume and the technical skills. We had a cancellation on our trip this year. Just two days ago we leave in three weeks and i think you should be on our everest trip this year and for me that was shocking and terrifying. We're finding but also exhilarating so i had only three weeks to formally prepare <hes> and off. I went to climb everest. What does it cost to on one of these trips abs yes. That's a huge barrier for folks. It's expensive absolutely to go with a reputable company which i think particularly given the news that we've heard since then there are cheaper organizations out there but i'd say a typical trip starts at about fifty thousand dollars. I did actually actually slightly more expensive trip. Because i had less preparation i actually hedge my bets and bought an extra bottle of oxygen for some day and had an extra sherpa on sunday. Take two instead of one so those were that cost an extra ten thousand bucks when we spoke the other day you mentioned that the company tells you to prepare a will and that you actually actually wrote a letter to your loved ones. You left behind. Tell me about that yeah. The idea of thinking about death was sort of blase like okay yeah. I've thought about it. It happens. You know. There's always that risk so be it. I drive to work. That's dangerous too but when you talk to your loved ones it it gives you a different perspective so as a thirty five year old i'd never prepared a formal legal will entrust but i put that together in the three weeks before or i left and then on a personal note i decided i wanted to write a letter.
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"<music> from foreign policy i'm sarah wiedeman and this is first person this week the perils roles of an overcrowded mount everest. It was just sixty six so years ago when new zealand's edmund hillary and his nepalese guide tenzing norgay became the first climber to reach the top of mount everest nearly thirty thousand feet now in the state of nepal hillary and tensing with connor hunt and others of the expedition grodin triumph soukup undo in the decades that followed only the most experienced climbers set out for the summit off after training for years but the nineteen nineties brought a commercial era to mount everest international tour groups learn more and more people to the mountain including many amateurs with the promise of scaling one of the tallest peaks in the world. The result has been catastrophic at times. Hundreds of people have died over the years in twenty nineteen. At least eleven people lost their lives attempting to make it to the summit. A photo of human traffic jam along a narrow ridge of the mountain went viral. The government of nepal issued a record number of climbing permits. This season three hundred eighty one people were given permission to ascend the world's highest pink which can create a log jam to reach the summit hartman a thirty five year old lift executive from san francisco reach the summit this past spring but he had to climb over dead bodies to do so. I spoke to him back in june of this year. This is a rebroadcast of our conversation it would thanks for joining us yeah. Thanks for having me so. Let's start at the beginning. What made you want to climb amount of rest. I think everyone knows what mount everest is and on some level has probably at least thought to themselves. Wow what is that like. What was it like to be on top of the world to be as close to spaces. You can be on this planet. I certainly have had that thought. Many times growing up <hes> i grew up in denver colorado and fell in love with the mountains climbed a lot of fourteen years as a boy scout growing up so i loved mountains and and have always spent a lot of have time in them. It was about six years ago then that i really did my first proper mountaineering trip. I climb mount shasta here which is a fourteen volcano in northern in california. <hes> that experienced me was everything i loved about hiking mountain magnified and that's when i started to put together a dream room list of other mountains that i'd want to climb woody. What's a fourteen or tell us what a fourteen sure <hes> any. It's a mountain over fourteen thousand feet so you said about six six years ago. <hes> you climb mount shasta. What did you do next yeah so i started climbing a few other mountains around the world..
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"That sound that you hear probably doesn't sound like much, but it's the sound of the wind blowing from the top of Mount Everest as climbers filmed, what can only really be described as chaos around them long lines of climbers, and their sherpas hoping to reach the summit, not all of them making it, though. One of those climbers in that now infamous lineup that you've probably seen pictures of on the news. Or online, was Chris dare. He's an experienced mountain climber from British Columbia Chris's goal was to climb all seven of the world's highest peaks, and he'd completed six this far Mount Everest, which he intended to climb in may of two thousand nineteen would be the final peak. He planned for two years. But little did. He know this would be the fourth deadliest climbing season ever on the mountain seems kind of unbelievable, but I was actually able to connect with Chris and speak to him while he was still at mount. Everest base camp. Thank you so much for chatting with me. I can't believe that I'm talking to you right now from Everest. Pretty far away. Making work. I I'm having a bit of a hard time. Wrapping my mind around what that must be like. So right now, I'm at the base camp on the side of five thousand two hundred meters. We're still very high. It's only eleven percent oxygen compared to see level, but we are packing up, and we are going to the parts base camp tomorrow, to try to, to get out of the area to get back to lower altitude five thousand two hundred meters still significant altitude. You cannot recover here. Our team. We were sleeping without oxygen at eight thousand three hundred meters because we ran out. We got battered that entire night. We have descended to advance base camp. Debase base camp. We're still we're still not feeling well, a lot of our coughing, like, fluid up, we need to get out of here and get back to see little. So right now, we're packing up. We're gonna be departing tomorrow morning. We'll be back in Katmandu, which is a lot lower. Let's thousand meters compared to where we are now. Well, if you don't mind, maybe we can start by you taking me back a few days ago to last week when you climbed Everest and the months leading up to that really because takes quite a bit of preparation before you even try for the summit. Okay. So on Everest. It's obviously very high. Now, Nathan eight hundred and forty meters. You can't show up and expect to, you know, climbing a week so you go from sea level to that height. You're gonna die your body's not ready your lungs ready your brain and everything's not ready. So what happens is climbers. Typically come to Everest either from the north and to back from China or from the south and the Paul in around mid April, and you train for whether window in kinda mid-may so by training, their constantly moving up and down the mountain trying to get used to thin air trying to create more red blood cells trying to maintain fitness, so that, when that weather window comes in mid-may, then you're ready to go. And what, what the weather is, is is time. Where the jet stream moves from the peak of the mountain, and it moves a little bit aside, so that the winds are low enough and temperatures slightly warm enough that human makes the top because that's remains one hundred kilometers an hour. No one can get there when it's blowing hard so preparing until that weather window to make that some attempt. So twenty team was the best weather window that Everest ever had it was about ten days straight of no wind, but starter midday. And so we're hoping and people are thinking that maybe twenty nineteen to be the same. However, twenty nineteen turn to be different. It turned out to be complete opposite, the weather window predicted by meteorologist and all the centers and all the guide companies was looking to be one day, the twenty third of me what I did was at forest almost everybody on the. North side of Everest from where I try to summit in one day, and that is a recipe for disaster. You began your assent early on summit day because you knew that everybody would try to make this weather window you left early. That's that didn't necessarily go as planned because everybody else decided to leave early to didn't they. Right. So we were positioned at camp three, which is the highest camp, eight thousand three hundred meters ready for a summit push 'cause we had built up to that altitude over about five six days for base camp. We have been doing rotations, we have been trading. We're ready. So we got up to camp three on the evening of the twenty second typically the timing for someone push is about midnight. And then you get to that summit around six to nine hours. So you're standing summit around six AM, you know, when the sun rises and you can see things six AM, and it'll take you three hours to get down. So we had to sided that we're gonna leave two hours early ten o'clock instead of midnight to try to beat the rush. But yeah, the groups decided that they were also gonna leave early, but earlier so they left it like five hours early seven hours early. This created huge bottlenecks for our team. And the bottlenecks on the north side there. It's called the three steps each step is a section of vertical climbing. You cannot pass and other climber to go up that step is very slow is very technical, and you're usually waiting if there's other people there, even like five to ten people, you might be waiting our in our and aphid step. And that's not just going up. That's also when you have to go back down, so that six to nine hours talking about to try to get this normally for timing, and I was fastest group. It took me it took me eleven and a half to get to the summit. So that's very dangerous. Because now you're exposed in the death zone, which is any altitude above eight thousand meters is the death zone where your body cannot process food, your body starts eating its own muscle. You just cannot function out there, even with supplemental oxygen. You're not supposed to be there. So as exposed for. Almost twice as long as I should have been going up. And the same thing all the way down. So I was actually camp three to summit to camp, three took me seventeen hours and that is way too long. Not only that kept the summit and nine thirty in the morning that whether we're new, we talked about being one day started to close, so sixty kilometer winds started coming in negative fifty degree temperatures came in just started battering us, if you look at some of the photos that people have been posting, everybody has like burn on their face. A lot of people have frost Nipper frostbite. There were a lot of deaths that day, just absolutely in this. And the problem is well with being in the death zone for too long as you run out of oxygen, so you provision certain number of oxygen bottles that you have to carry and certain flow rate. And you think you're gonna have enough time. But then you know what you get stuck behind other people. You can't pass them. You went on oxygen. You're in the world of without oxygen above eight thousand meters. You are a snail you're paralyzed you cannot think you.
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"Everest climbing Mount Everest. Someone just approached me and asked to live on the street, and I go. Yeah. It was an outreach worker from the shelter. Joe moved in on day one. He asked that we only use his first name because he doesn't want to hurt his chances of eventually getting work again. He's about why he ended up homeless in the first place. He says he lost money in a bad business deal. It's not unusual for homeless people in this neighborhood to have life stories that are tough to unravel. But some details come out in bits and pieces. I one son he's thirty thirty thirty one. Now when I went into the situation that I'm presently existing in just cut everything on that was two years ago. I don't take it personal that cutting you off as yet. But you know, I said, I'm not using the phone anymore. You know? So let's wave the most important thing to understand about the people that were trying to serve at this site. Is that the needs are complex Kate Peters. Overseas strategy and new projects at the people concern, the nonprofit hired by the local government to run the shelter. It may first theme that they just need this. They just need a job or they just need to see the doctor. What we always find is that it's multi-layered and nuanced this whole project is called a bridge home at this first site, you'll find five trailers arranged around an outdoor deck. Do you want to go outside and is that? Okay. Yeah. Only forty five people at a time can live here. The idea is to make it as easy as possible to move in. We have.
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"People send everest to tame their personal glory right to for the other people do tend their story which is kind of there's a lot of dichotomy between how this sherpa view mount everest in how the interact with it that the western influence kind of puts them in this weird position because they are they follow a form of tibetan buddhism yeah which says that you should perform selfless acts and help others right yeah and being the top of everest to them means you're closer to enlightenment right if the people are going to climb up anyway you might as well go with them for two grant or but you might as well go with them to make sure that they don't kill themselves right very selfless people it is but at the same time they're helping the west kind of exploiting ever sit some people worry that the everest experience is being cheapens since since hillary summited everest i think like more than twenty three hundred other people have right kind of loses its closeness to the buddha's when you know all these other footprints are everywhere and there's couple hundred dead bodies on the on the mountain yeah i think norgay kind of summed up there how they feel about everest when he called it when they asked him how he felt about being up there and he he'd likened it to a mother hen instead what else he said that this was quote warm and friendly living how about that.