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How much would you pay to climb Everest?

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Which mountain would like to clmb?

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Do you know anyone with Alzheimer's?

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Which Everest route would you prefer to climb?

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Do you believe Mallory & Irvine summited Everest in 1924?

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Would you climb Everest?

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What do you think of climbers who use supplemental oxygen on Everest?

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Your favorite Boot Brand?

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What do you think about filiming Everest climbs?

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What are the 3 most important skills for an Everest Guide?

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Should Guides Disclose Deaths?

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How do you feel about stunts on Everest?

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What do you thnk of accelerated Everest expeditions - 30 days vs the normal 60?

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Should helicopters be used on Everest?

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Was it right for almost all teams to leave Everest after the April 18 deaths?

  • Yes, leaving honored the fallen, to continue climbing would have been disrespectful. (27%, 82 Votes)
  • Yes, the climbing conditions appeared to be too dangerous, continuing would have been too risky. (22%, 66 Votes)
  • No, they should have stayed to support the Sherpa who wanted to continue to work. (20%, 61 Votes)
  • Yes, leaving helped get the attention of the world about Sherpa pay and life insurance. (15%, 44 Votes)
  • No, deaths occur every year and climbing has continued in the past. (10%, 31 Votes)
  • No, they should have stayed and tried to summit to honor the fallen. (6%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 301

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How will Everest 2016 turn out?

  • Business as usual (82%, 42 Votes)
  • Another massive loss of life (18%, 9 Votes)
  • Sherpas will go on strike again (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 51

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Should Mike Horn have shown a decomposing, decapitated head on K2 in his Facebook Video? (pick 2)

  • No, it showed a lack of respect for the family. (25%, 197 Votes)
  • Yes, it is reality, nothing to hide and shows the reality of climbing K2. (21%, 165 Votes)
  • No, it showed a lack of respect of the dead. (20%, 160 Votes)
  • Yes, but he should have posted a prominent warning at the beginning of his video. (18%, 145 Votes)
  • No (10%, 80 Votes)
  • It was his choice and I accept what ever he decides. (5%, 39 Votes)
  • Yes (2%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 618

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Which Guide service would you use for Everest?

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Which Everest side is safer?

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Would you pay $6,000 to eat a croissant at Everest Base Camp? You only spend 15 minutes, but you get champaign! 🙂

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To Summit Everest, Would You:

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OK to climb Everest With No Permit?

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$130,000 for an Everest Climb?

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What are you interested in for Everest 2018? (pick 3)

  • If the Hillary Step is still there (30%, 535 Votes)
  • Colibasanu and Hámor's potential new route (25%, 435 Votes)
  • If Kami Rita Sherpa can get a record 23rd Everest summit (16%, 283 Votes)
  • If double amputee Chinese Xia Boyu can summit (10%, 178 Votes)
  • If Lhakpa Sherpa can get a record 9th female Everest summit (9%, 159 Votes)
  • If 79 year-old Japanese Funahashi Eiko can summit (6%, 112 Votes)
  • If 16 year-old Indian Shivangi Pathak can summit (3%, 59 Votes)

Total Voters: 746

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Was it right for almost all teams to leave Everest after the April 18 deaths?

  • Yes, leaving honored the fallen, to continue climbing would have been disrespectful. (27%, 82 Votes)
  • Yes, the climbing conditions appeared to be too dangerous, continuing would have been too risky. (22%, 66 Votes)
  • No, they should have stayed to support the Sherpa who wanted to continue to work. (20%, 61 Votes)
  • Yes, leaving helped get the attention of the world about Sherpa pay and life insurance. (15%, 44 Votes)
  • No, deaths occur every year and climbing has continued in the past. (10%, 31 Votes)
  • No, they should have stayed and tried to summit to honor the fallen. (6%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 301

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How will Everest 2016 turn out?

  • Business as usual (82%, 42 Votes)
  • Another massive loss of life (18%, 9 Votes)
  • Sherpas will go on strike again (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 51

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Which 8000 meter mountains would you like to climb? (pick as many as you like)

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As you follow someone on their Everest summit, what are you most concerned about? (pick 2)

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Would you climb K2?

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Where you like to climb a 20,000'/6,000m mountain? (pick one)

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What is your personal opinion of Nirmal Purja's accomplishments on Project Possible?

  • Fantastic! Makes him one of the best climbers in history. (73%, 838 Votes)
  • Wonderful! He is a great climber but not in the top tier. (11%, 126 Votes)
  • Pretty good! I love his positive attitude. (6%, 69 Votes)
  • OK! But he used supplemental oxygen, helicopters and standard routes. (4%, 44 Votes)
  • So,So! It is a stunt but I admire his ambition. (3%, 37 Votes)
  • Don't Like! It is another selfish climber looking for publicity. (3%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,147

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What do you think of the banners on Ama Dablam?

  • Despicable! All involved should fined by the Nepal Government. (47%, 1,155 Votes)
  • Shameful! Ama's summit or any summit is not the place for a stunt of this magnitude (38%, 942 Votes)
  • Don't really care. (7%, 169 Votes)
  • Amazing! Love the creativity since it is only temporary. (7%, 166 Votes)
  • Inspiring! That was a lot of material to haul up there and attach to the peak. (1%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,465

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Were China and Nepal Correct to close Everest in 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

  • Yes (93%, 964 Votes)
  • No (7%, 69 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,033

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If Mt. Everest were to be renamed, what should the name be throughout the world?

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Who would you like to see make the first Winter summit of K2?

  • Nims Purja or one of his Sherpa teammates (34%, 778 Votes)
  • Anyone, don't care which team. Just get it done (17%, 383 Votes)
  • Mingma G Sherpa or one of his Sherpa teammates (11%, 266 Votes)
  • Icelander John Snorri Sigurjonsson, or Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Sajid Ali (11%, 246 Votes)
  • Young, new unknown climber in the future by "fair" means (10%, 225 Votes)
  • Polish climber in the future (8%, 184 Votes)
  • SST Professional-Class Climbers i.e. Tamara Lunger, Alex Găvan, etc. (7%, 151 Votes)
  • SST Commercial Clients i.e. Atanas Skatov, Luis Carlos Garranzo Ibanez, Colin Obrady, etc. (2%, 46 Votes)
  • SST Expedition Leaders i.e. Dawa or Mingma Sherpa, Sergi Mingote (1%, 24 Votes)
  • Russian climber in the future (1%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,319

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Whaat is your personal opinion of using supplemental oxygen on this winter's K2 attempt.

  • Fine!!. Whatever it takes to summit in the winter! (46%, 671 Votes)
  • It's OK but I'd rather not see the first winter summit with O's (31%, 459 Votes)
  • No, absolutely not. Using O's is cheating - on any mountain (23%, 332 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,462

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Should Everest be Open in Spring 2021?

  • No, closed due to COVID concerns (71%, 552 Votes)
  • Yes on both sides, Tibet and Nepal, with no restrictions (24%, 186 Votes)
  • Yes, only on the Nepal side (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Yes, only on the Tibet side (1%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 781

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Are you planning on climbing Everest in Spring 2021?

  • No, I was but have canceled due to COVID concerns (44%, 44 Votes)
  • Yes, and I'm still going (42%, 42 Votes)
  • No, I was but my expedition operator cancelled (13%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 99

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Should Nepal Stop the Current Everest 2021 Season?

  • No, Let them climb. They knew what they were getting into (25%, 142 Votes)
  • Yes, immediately, it's too dangerous. Let foreigners fly home ASAP (18%, 106 Votes)
  • Let each operator decide for themselves (18%, 104 Votes)
  • Let each climber decide for themselves (18%, 101 Votes)
  • No, They paid their permit, COVID was low in Nepal when they arrived. This is not their fault. (13%, 77 Votes)
  • Yes, but let the foreigners fend for themselves (8%, 44 Votes)

Total Voters: 574

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