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Thank you for the wonderful interview that I can relate to having done some high altitude climbs. I went a mile+ lower than Ed. I have been to 21,900' and 23,410' without oxygen. In response to Jon P. - high altitude mountain governments do charge registration fees to climb. These fees cover the expenses of a liaison officer and the partial cost of a potential rescue.
Should there be a substantial fee to climb “extreme” mountains just incase you have to be rescued which will cost a lot of money and put a lot of rescuers lives in danger to try and find you?
You are amazing Ed. I cant beleive you climbed all these mountains without supplemental oxygen. Truly an amazing feat.
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