Put on your Bad Idea Snow Pants™. A bunch of Brits have decided the best and most obvious way to raise money for youth sports in England is by playing a cricket match on Mount Everest.
While touted as the highest-altitude game of cricket, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that it’s the highest-altitude game of anything. At 17,000 feet, it’s twice as high as FIFA will let soccer players play for fear of health risks. So what are the risks, besides death by Yeti?
A famous mountaineer has passed away. And much to the chagrin of West Virginia fans, it’s not Rich Rodriguez.
Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the top of Mount Everest, died on Thursday at the age of 88.
The New Zealand explorer and his Sherpa guide Tenzig Norgay are best known for making their historic climb of the world’s tallest mountain in 1953. Since then, Hillary spent decades helping raise funds for schools & health care for the people of Nepal, where Everest is located. It’s sad to see such an adventurous & honorable man go.
Luckily, we still have our own Hillary to admire.
NEPAL NIXES NUDITY ON EVEREST PEAK PERFORMANCES: The government of Nepal has a favor to ask. If you’re going to climb Mount Everest, please keep your clothes on:
KOMO-TV in Seattle scales down the word that authorities in the Himalayan nation are calling for a ban on nudity and other “obscene records” that naughty folks are trying to set while on the world’s highest mountain.Last year, a Nepali climber stripped down and stood naked for several minutes on top of the 29,000-foot peak. And a Dutch man recently attempted to conquer the mountain wearing only his shorts.
We’re not sure what the point is, but we are sure theirs will freeze off, from doing all these sub-zero stunts in the buff.