People Seeking Danger

It is sort of like, “If you build it, he will come,” but Shoeless Joe Jackson is not going to be climbing Mount Everest, even if he puts his shoes on.  By conquering the greatest mountain in the world this becomes a way for people to conquer themselves, or perhaps flirting with death makes them feel more alive.  Jon Krakauer an American writer and mountaineer said, “Let’s not mince words: Everest doesn’t attract a whole lot of well-balanced folks.”  Climbers are dying in record numbers this year.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – May 29 prompt.

7 thoughts on “People Seeking Danger

  1. No…just no. There are climbers from the 20s (in Joe Jackson’s time) on that moutain…intact. I’ll pass.
    I would rather die full of fun drugs than to freeze on a mountain.

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