Monday, October 01, 2007

Amount Everest

It's Peak Season, So Keep Your Clothes On

So you were planning on climbing Mount Everest in the nude? Ahem, maybe not. I've got bad news for you. Officials in Nepal are calling for a ban on nudity and attempts to set obscene records on the world's highest mountain. Last year, a climber claimed the world's highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes while standing on the 29,035-foot summit with the temperature about 14 degrees Fahrenheit. "There should be strict regulations to discourage such attempts by climbers," said Ang Tshering, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

FOOTNOTE: Get your butt in gear - literally.

9 comments:

backpakker said...

I guess they want to get noticed when they reach those heights or maybe they want to express solidarity with nature .. wonder if the cold affects them at all ?

Catmoves said...

Oh, rats. Now we have to change our spring vacation plans. Maybe I'll start an anti-Nepal blog.
(You can edit this if you want, but son once remarked "It's peter shrinkin' cold out there.")

Rachelle said...

Yikes!!! What a chilly reception that would be :))
Some people will do anything for some press coverage.

BTW, your blog is so full of cool stuff, it would be great if you set up the comment window so it would pop up seperately from the blog, then I could keep track of what I wanted to say easier! I did it that way after someone requested it.
Slainte~
Rachelle

dot said...

Funny! Some folks will do anything for attention.

lime said...

very nipply weather up there...

Mushy said...

I'd say that was the ultimate case of "shrinkage" on record...little to nothing to show for their effort!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hehehee. Bit cold up ther fer pantlessness!

Lin said...

Again! I don't know if 'peak season' or 'butt in gear' is the better. I ATOLD you, WSJ awaits!

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