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This is my rough draft for school about the 1996 everest disaster. Please give me your thougts.
“ ....... I was in deep shit and the Calvary wasn't coming so I better do something about it myself.”(Chapter nineteen page 264) Clients from the Mountain Madness, and Adventure consultants groups were singing this dreaded tune in the mist of the calamity atop the world's highest peak. Due to delusional mistakes, the everest Expedition of 1996 became the worst in history. Scott Fischer and rival Rob Hall along with climbing guides paved the trajectory for this catastrophe. A sense of widespread distress, and destruction stopped the world for a moment a feat started by Anatoli Boukreev.
Anatoli Boukreev the leading climbing guide behind Scott Fischer did not believe in the 25,000 dollar job he was taking up. Born behind the Iron Wall of the Soviet Union, Boukreev was brought up to believe that everyone should fend for themselves. While ascending the mountain Boukreev refused to use supplemental oxygen; he dubbed it as “cheating”. So during May 10th the summit day, Boukreev eluded his assigned duties. Mountain Madness leader Scott Fischer devised a plan that would keep Boukreev in the middle of the clients. Instead of doing his job he rushed up to the summit and came down to reach camp four. He ended up being a over 4 hours ahead of schedule. Because of his steely, egoistic beliefs, he had a helping hand in the calamity. If anything it rubbed off on everyone; including Adventure Consultants leader Rob Hall.
Highly Successful, polite, and well known, Rob Hall was the head honcho of the climbing world. However while still pushing for the summit John Krakauer stopped, looked at Rob Hall who disappointedly said “ I wish we had got more clients to the top”. He knew that had he gotten all his clients to the top he could cement his status has the best climber/guide in the climbing community. He had placed a cast system between life, money, death, and pride. Hall knew that it would be impossible for him to make the, and that 2pm was sprinting swiftly closely. Scott Fischer his rival was briskly closing in on him, and the summit. Instead of think about the safety and well being of his clients; his turn his mind into an impregnable structure focused on one thing getting to the top first. Scott Fischer also was an unshakable piece of work too.
Scott Fischer used the expedition to find a sense of salvation. With 80's movie star good looks, a deep sense isolation, and lack of respect among the climbing community laid has the base; it was the perfect excuse to climb to the roof of the world. Fischer knew that unless he did something to surpass rival and friend Rob Hall he would always live in his shadows. Fischer also agreed to no matter what turn around at 2pm. Even though he knew that it was virtually impossible for him to climb 1,000+ feet in 30 minutes he dragged all 160 pounds of himself sluggishly up the mountain; for advertising and bragging rights. Being one-dimensional, he failed to realize the apparent malicious weather. Due to his mistakes he sadly unintentionally killed many clients.
Clients were charged 65,000 dollars to climb all the way up to the summit of Everest. Sadly the clients had no meaning to the more “experienced” climbers. Fischer was stated saying “I wasn't concerned about you, but the advertising space I could get in your magazine”. That egoistic statement proved that all clients were no more than meal tickets. Which is sad, due to the fact that had they taken themselves and the clients seriously 15 people would not have died. Everyone fails to digest the fact that this incident was avoidable had 1 person thought logically.