I cross posted to a number of web sites..3 or 4, don't remember without looking. The idea was to start a conversation. Agree or disagree on the topic it seems to have done that. Gandi once said... first they ignore you then they laugh at you then they will fight you then you win
I've seen that quote attributed to Gandhi, but maybe it was Gandi. Anyway, I'm not sure how it applies here. Lost me on that one.
I think people just need to qualify their accomplishments. I'm an asthmatic but I'd still love to climb Everest someday. I'm not going to pay a sherpa to carry me up but you can bet your ass I'm bringing O2. I think for 99% of climbers the activity is a personal challenge, not a competitive one.