Why is it that so many people in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Iran (etc) have suddenly risen up in great numbers to protest decades of oppression? There has been some talk about the impact of social media like Facebook and Twitter being key in organizing many of these people and protests. Or had the situation reached it’s tipping point?
As you may or may not know, Mount Everest is never far from my mind and heart. I have been a climber for over 25 years and stood on the top of Mount Everest last spring. Now that it is the season once again for climbers to make their pilgrimage to the slopes of the mountain I am once again hooked on the daily dispatched coming from the climbers.