Mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner is convinced that tourism on Mount Everest hardly anything to do with alpinism.
“You can already book for 50,000 to 100,000 dollar to climb Mount Everest. It has become a business,” the 71-year-old said Reinhold Messner.
“People meet with the climb up Mount Everest vanity? An experience as before is no longer possible. This mass business ceases only when every neighbor sometimes stood on the summit and the final touch is exclusivity away.” The Sherpas had meanwhile set to this mass tourism and “build a slope to the summit, with hundreds ladders, ropes, oxygen stations,” says Messner.
“This will only stop again when the world has understood that tourism has nothing to do with mountaineering.”
Translated from German to English in Google Translate