Longtime DP readers will be familiar with one of our central themes: of all the “isms” that plague us, Human Supremacism surely excretes the most virulent toxins.
The below image shows what has previously been described as a “human snake” — a clot of consumers lining up to complete their purchase of a coveted “conquest”.
As Ralf Dujmovits put it, way back in 2012:
People nowadays treat the mountain as if it was a piece of sporting apparatus, not a force of nature. It really makes my soul ache.
Everest has been pushed to its limits, and a complete change of mind needs to take place otherwise we’ll see many more tragedies taking place. We need to debunk the myth of Everest.
It’s spoiled for me now. And it’s too dangerous. There are simply too many people on there who should not be there.
Alas, during the subsequent seven years, nothing has changed: the shoppers huff their oxygen, and wait their turn to attain the pinnacle of their deluded monomania.
As an “adventure consultant” pitches the “experience” online: