Base Camp Chat: Video Interview with Everest Guide Ryan Waters

Base Camp Chat: Video Interview with Everest Guide Ryan Waters
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Apart from virus-related remarks, guess what was the main conversation topic at ExWeb’s second Base Camp Chat?  Of course, it had to be Everest, or rather, the three contrasting Everests we have dealt with in the last 12 months: the Everest of spring crowds, the winter Everest of expectations and this year’s Everest of broken dreams and silent slopes. When coach potatoes around the globe lambasted the “millionaire idiots” queuing — and even dying — on Everest, American guide Ryan Waters was actually there, going to the summit and back with his clients, without major drama. He had hoped to return this year too, when COVID-19 turned his climbing and business plans upside-down. In this ExWeb video conversation, Waters discusses with journalist Angela Benavides the evolution of high-altitude mountaineering, the impact of the pandemic in mountaineering and his thoughts for... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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