No, no, bad Timmy, bad……

Woman who was climbing Everest in bid to prove ‘vegans can do anything’ is named as one of four dead on the mountain

Very bad boy. That is not funny in any manner at all.

37 thoughts on “No, no, bad Timmy, bad……”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    That was certainly what I was thinking when I posted a link a couple of days ago.

    A vegan South African who did the chicken run to Australia, only to end up teaching at some Poly. They should make a film.

  2. Sure there’s a joke there, but I don’t get it; if the vegan was one of four found dead, doesn’t that make it three times more dangerous to climb as a non-vegan?

  3. It the true that vegans can do anything. They can die on mountainsides just as well as meat eaters.

  4. Bloke in Cornwall

    @Nemo – it wasn’t four dead at the same time, it’s 4 dead this season and one of them was trying to repair / improve a path near the summit…

  5. Bloke in Cornwall.”A path near the summit”you make it sound like it’s walking up to Rough Tor on Bodmin Moor on a Sunday afternoon.

  6. Bloke in Cornwall

    @marc – Not my wording – the article has it as

    “He had been working to fix a route for climbers about 150 metres from the summit.”

    But you are right, they do kinda imply that he was just fixing a garden path.

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    Nemo – “if the vegan was one of four found dead, doesn’t that make it three times more dangerous to climb as a non-vegan?”

    How many vegans do you think were up there? If it was two, that means a death rate of 50%. How many non-vegans? If it is 1500, that means a death rate of 1 in 500.

  8. Until a funicular with oxygen masks is built to the summit of Everest, I can safely say that going to it is one of the many millions of things I have no wish to do, and will never do.

  9. So Much For Subtlety

    bloke in france – “Haven’t we reached peak Everest yet? It seems to me we have.”

    It isn’t over until the SJWs declare climbing Everest is sexist, racist and Orientalist.

    So we have a ways to go yet.

  10. “It isn’t over until the SJWs declare climbing Everest is sexist, racist and Orientalist.”

    After Edmund Hillary died there was a guardian article not a million miles away from this.

    Amusingly enough the Nepali authorities have issued some new regulations for climbers. Min and max age limits, no legless or blind people allowed. Sensible stuff. Still waiting for the whining about this.

  11. ‘A 34-year-old Australian woman who attempted to climb Mount Everest to prove that vegans are not ‘malnourished and weak’ has died.’

    Proving then that vegans are malnourished and weak.

  12. Bloke in North Dorset

    SMFS

    “Nemo – “if the vegan was one of four found dead, doesn’t that make it three times more dangerous to climb as a non-vegan?”

    How many vegans do you think were up there? If it was two, that means a death rate of 50%. How many non-vegans? If it is 1500, that means a death rate of 1 in 500.”

    Small number wobble. We need to send a 1,000 vegans up there to get a statistically meaningful comparison. Lets start with every vegan who’s written in the Guardian in praise of their god and castigating the rest for eating meat. If that’s not enough we add the membership of the Vegan Society.

  13. @ BiND
    Small numbers mean that it is almost always unjustified to extrapolate *but* the death rate is the death rate just as there three other deaths.
    In this case we *can* say that she failed to prove her claim *and* we now know that *not all* vegans are fit and healthy enough to climb Mount Everest, so some of their bullshit now has to have caveats attached in the small print.

  14. Not the first time someone has tried to disprove a stereotype by climbing Everest. A homosexual group did it in the 1970s to show they weren’t effeminate and weak. (Who thought they were?)
    The only reason I remember it is the joke in Punch; that they were delayed in reaching the summit because they stopped to open a sandal shop.

  15. A friend of mine has an item on his bucket list: take a London night bus. Now that shows imagination.

  16. “repair / improve a path near the summit”

    I thought it was a hyper-space by-pass.

    Oh, you said “vegans”.

  17. ‘A 34-year-old Australian woman who attempted to climb Mount Everest to prove that vegans are not ‘malnourished and weak’ has died.’

    What a fucking stupid reason to do it. Darwin Award nominee, except she is clearly not male or red-necked enough to qualify.

  18. Rob – women can qualify for the Darwin’s – the criteria is whether you’ve reproduced.

    Its just normally women don’t so as many stooopid things as blokes….

  19. It’s not quite the right topic but some will enjoy this cartoon.

    I won’t comment on the actual story but it looks like I had the same reaction when I saw it yesterday.

  20. Hillary claimed (years ago) that she had been named to honor
    the first to reach the peak of Everest (Sir Edmund Hillary).
    She was as dumb a liar then as she is now (the ascent of Everest was years AFTER she was born).

  21. So Much For Subtlety

    Gene Berman – “Hillary claimed (years ago) that she had been named to honor the first to reach the peak of Everest (Sir Edmund Hillary).”

    Actually it is a little known fact that Hillary was originally named Mallory.

  22. Mister Bean. The husband was only saved by emergency evacuation.

    So they both failed badly, albeit one just survived.

  23. Alright, I wasn’t exactly serious in my statistical analysis, but I will add to it by saying that my direct experience confirms that vegetarians have 100% success at climbing Everest!

    And ‘route’ in mountaineering very rarely includes a path; 150m from the summit suggests the slab between the South Summit and the Clinton Step.

    As to SJWs and mountaineering, I give you this unpolished turd of an article in The Telegraph -http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/10037271/Adventures-too-close-to-the-edge.html?fb – but he usually writes for The Grauniad.

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