Contrary to what you might think, I have never been a big rock climber. But since I'm on an Everest kick right now, I'm pretty intrigued by the whole thing.
This is a video of a guy climbing a huge wall of rock at fast as he can. It's the craziest thing you'll see today (at least).
I was also thinking about what it would be like to go to Everest. Brian and I have always talked about going to Alaska. Maybe we switch that to Nepal. We go to Kathmandu with the wives, then take a guy's trip to check out Base Camp and see what's up.
Then I saw this video of the Khumbu Icefall, a frozen waterfall of glacial melt. Check out the ladders strung across huge crevasses like tinker toys. No f&$king way I'm doing that! Besides being chicken-sh*t, Harley wouldn't let me. Also, I had trouble at 14,000 feet at a wedding in Denver. The altitude gave me a headache and was not fun. Base Camp is 17,000 and I'm a wuss.
I'll read the books. I watch the movies and TV shows. I'll look at pictures on line and read the stories. That should be enough to get me through this phase.