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More user-friendly Mt Everest replica/s

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Right...the original is quite far away, has a treacherous climate and a dead-zone which lacks oxygen.

The more user-friendly version will be franchised out to countries. It is hollow, to cut down on materials, and it situated over a pit of 9,676ft.

This construction allows rotation - so if it's a bit windy the mountain can be turned, putting climbers in the lee of the wind.

The clever bit is....as climber make their way up the mountain, the mountain is lowered into the pit at the same rate,so avoiding the need for oxygen bottles and it'll be a bit warmer.

In extremis, the climbers can simply open one the many hatches and rest, or continue their climb on the inside.

One free Kendal Mint cake bar for those making it all the way to the top.

not_morrison_rm, Jan 09 2019

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       // quite far away,//   

       Not if you live in Nepal.   

       // has a treacherous climate and a dead-zone which lacks oxygen. //   

       So does Slough.   

       // a pit of 9,676ft. //   

       Do you mean feet or metres ?   

       // it'll be a bit warmer. //   

       So how will you manage to replicate the Khumbu icefall ?   

       // One free Kendal Mint cake bar for those making it all the way to the top. //   

       Now we're interested. Brown or white ?
8th of 7, Jan 09 2019
  

       Feet.   

       //Brown or white ?   

       Oddly enough their factory is on St Kilda, so stick to the white stuff.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 09 2019
  

       Thanks for the hint.
8th of 7, Jan 09 2019
  

       Caterpillar's stock just went up...
RayfordSteele, Jan 12 2019
  

       The trouble is that Mt Everest itself is TOO easy. All those annoying tourists getting dragged up it. if you make the fake one next-to-impossible to climb as well, the annoying tourists (who might do the fake as test/prep for the real) will be discouraged and stay home.
neutrinos_shadow, Jan 13 2019
  

       Does anyone own the copyright on Mt. Everest ?
8th of 7, Jan 13 2019
  

       They could just make up "the copyright on Mount Everest" the way the French decided to spontaneously privatize regions to make cheese origin location official and less easily described.
beanangel, Jan 13 2019
  

       //The trouble is that Mt Everest itself is TOO easy.   

       I might be minded to do a Olympus Mons one, but it'd be a bugger to stop them tripods wandering all over it.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 14 2019
  

       One could always climb it from the inside.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 19 2019
  

       I wonder what the flattest mountain is?
Ian Tindale, Jan 19 2019
  

       Holland?
not_morrison_rm, Jan 19 2019
  
      
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