The Everest Disaster Of 1996 Case Study

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The Everest disaster in 1996 was a disaster that could have been prevented due to some people's selfishness. The disaster had killed many climber from all of the expeditions including the leaders from two of the expeditions such as Scott Fischer and Rob Hall. The two climbers had been from the Adventure Consultants (Rob Hall) and Mountain Madness (Scott Fischer) team. The moral problem of climbing Everest would be that if you see someone else in danger you have to look and take your life into account and see if you will be a potential causality of if you can safely rescue the endangered climber. The moral dilemma would be that you take your life into account but sometimes you will run into somebody who has run into issues on the mountain and may die on the mountain but if your life is in danger you should think that you could also potentially die when you go to help the other climber. If you do pass away on …show more content…
Rob Hall had been selfish considering he had made Doug (a client) to keep climbing. Doug had been trying to summit Everest before and had never completed his goal. This later caused Doug and Rob to perish on the Hillary Step. Rob had been very adamant on trying to get all of his clients to the summit, this had made him somewhat cocky on his ability to make the client reach the summit. Also Rob had discouraged anyone going with there gut and not to the summit but abandoning the assault, he somewhat guilt tripped the clients into not abandoning the climb making the climbers risk their life just for Robs satisfaction. Also Rob had been selfless at the same time considering that he had sat with Doug on the Hillary Step so that Doug would not die alone on the mountain which had caused him to perish as well on the Step. This had also caused him to leave behind his child that hadn’t even born yet also his wife, they had named the child through a radio call. This would also make Rob quite the neutral

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