The ethics of mountaineering
I was just reading this piece in the Guardian questioning whether it's right for climbers to traipse past the dying on their way to the Everest summit.
Mount Everest: the ethical dilemma facing climbers | World news | The Guardian
Tricky one. I certainly don't blame people for doing it, though I could imagine it could play on your conscience afterwards...
But can it ever be right, in the words of mountain leaders Chris and Simon Holloway, for climbers to "carry on to the summit, while there are living people dying behind them"?