You’ve all heard me rant about how mountain climbers are selfish bitches disguised as fitness enthusiasts. Well, guess what? The selfish bitches struck again! Again, climbers got stranded–in the dead of winter–on Mt. Hood in Oregon. This time, they didn’t die.
According to the article:
The three, two women a man and a man in their 30s, were fed hot food and given warm clothing before being led down the mountain with their dog, a black Labrador named Velvet.
Personally, I’m interested in whether they were slipped a bill for their Happy Meals and the can of Alpo they ate. And maybe another bill for the rescuers… And another bill for the use of the rescue vehicles… And another bill for all the gas… And I wish they’d send me their addresses, so I, too, can send a bill for the time it took for me to read about their dumb climber asses.
Oh, and let’s not forget poor Velvet the dog. According to this article, the three climbers used the dog as a heat source:
Searchers credited the group’s rescue to two things — Velvet, a black Labrador mix who provided warmth as the three climbers huddled under sleeping bags and a tarp, and the activation of an emergency radio beacon the size of a sunglasses case that guided them to the group.
Thank goodness the rescuers found these climbers quickly. Otherwise, I fear we would have had to read about Velvet being used as a food source as well.
And why aren’t climbers required to buy some sort of climbing insurance–a fund that would pay for rescues?? Or better yet, why can’t we just let them DIE???