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Vegans Can Do Anything

That's what Maria Strydom wanted to prove before she died of altitude sickness while climbing Mount Everest. She would have been 1/2 of the first vegan couple to scale Mt. Everest.

Maria Strydom died on Saturday afternoon after having to turn back from the final leg of the expedition because she felt unwell. She returned to Camp 4, the last camp before the mountain's summit, on Friday where she spent the night but died from lack of oxygen the following day.

Weeks before her death Dr. Strydom told how she and her husband wanted to dispel the belief that vegans were 'weak' or 'malnourished' by taking on the climb.
'It seems that people have this warped idea of vegans being malnourished and weak. 'By climbing the seven summits we want to prove that vegans can do anything and more,' she said in an interview with the university where she worked.

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Re: Vegans Can Do Anything

I think scientific research shows a mix of plants and animals in your diet is best for your health.

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Re: Vegans Can Do Anything

Today I had some beef, chicken, shrimp and some vegetables. I feel pretty good.

I think vegans should stick themselves up a transgenders ass. Two peas in a pod.

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Re: Vegans Can Do Anything

The meat I consume all eat plants and vegan food which is where I get my daily requirements! I've had a BBQ on the summit of Mount Everest and left the Sherpas in basecamp eating beans! Salads are healthy as long as you squeeze steak juice over it first!

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Well she proved a point. Not the point she was hoping to prove though.

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The meat I consume all eat plants and vegan food which is where I get my daily requirements! I've had a BBQ on the summit of Mount Everest and left the Sherpas in basecamp eating beans! Salads are healthy as long as you squeeze steak juice over it first!
Why not eat a steak?

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Re: Vegans Can Do Anything

Three people died this weekend climbing down the 29,029-foot Mount Everest, the New York Times reports. One of them was 34-year-old Dr. Maria Strydom, an Australian finance professor who just a few months ago told her school she and her husband were planning to climb Everest "to prove that vegans can do anything and more." They'd already climbed the six other highest peaks in the world.

"It seems that people have this warped idea of vegans being malnourished and weak," Strydom continued, and "We've all heard stories of frostbite and having to turn around from excessive waiting times due to inexperienced people blocking routes. This can lead to life threatening situations and death." Ultimately, it wasn't any of these things that killed her — board director at Seven Summit Treks Pasang Phurba Sherpa told AFP Strydom fell ill on Saturday afternoon between camps 4 and 3: "She said she was feeling very weak and suffering from a loss of energy … signs of altitude sickness."

She and her husband Dr. Robert Gropel suffered from high-altitude pulmonary edema, the Washington Post reports, which caused fluid to build up in Strydom's brain and Gropel's lungs around 3,000 feet below the top of the mountain. While Gropel was able to fight his altitude sickness and try to help resuscitate his wife when she collapsed, he was unable to successfully resuscitate her. He remains in a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Gropel does not want to leave the country without Strydom, whose body remains 26,000 feet up the mountain. Her sister, Aletta Newman, told the paper the family would not begin organizing a funeral until they knew for sure whether or not they could recover Strydom's body: "It just wouldn't feel right leaving her up there alone. It will make it so much harder." The BBC reports bodies are oftentimes left up on Mt. Everest because it's incredibly dangerous to try and recover them. More than 200 bodies reportedly remain on the mountain.

Gropel's father Heinz told the Australian, "Physically, [Gropel]'s OK, we think. Mentally, he is a mess. He's just lost his wife. These guys were not amateurs, they were experienced climbers."

Everest's other two victims this weekend were Eric Arnold, a 35-year-old alpinist who'd tried to climb the mountain five times and made it to the top this time before succumbing to frostbite, and Subhash Paul, another climber who died due to altitude sickness on his way down the mountain.


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Seeing as I don't eat pretty much any cooked vegetables I would be pretty fucked if I was a vegan, salads make up for it. But meat I love meat, any meat give me more meat....did I mention meat is nice? Rare MOOOOOOOOOOOOO cow yea!!!!

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