Climb Mount Everest 'because it's there'.
Though tragedies abound,
Brave climbers have found,
That this challenge is beyond compare.
And yet tales such as this, horrify-
When one fell, others turned a blind eye.
In their desire to seek
And conquer the peak,
They just left a fellow climber to die!
Reuters 24/05/06: Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest, has blamed the commercialisation of climbing the world's highest mountain for the death a British climber, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. British climber David Sharp died on the mountain last week, apparently after reaching the summit and getting into difficulty on the way down, while several parties -- including that of New Zealand's Mark Inglis who became the first double amputee to reach the 8,850 metre peak -- passed him by.