May 21, 2004

No Way!

A Nepalese Sherpa has broken the record for the fastest ascent of Mt. Everest, scaling the world's highest mountain in 8 hours and 10 minutes. Yes, that's right. From the bottom to the top in 8 hours and 10 minutes.

How long does it take most climbers? Oh, two to three weeks. Non-Sherpas have to stop at four camps along the way to acclimatize, but the Sherpas are amazing. They live on the mountain in low oxygen and are very strong. These guys kick ass.

Hat tip to Buzz.

Posted by Shelby at May 21, 2004 06:02 PM