Chess on Mount Everest ? !
OK...We began our climb shortly before sunrise.
|The temperature was about minus 20 with a howling wind at our backs.|
And there was absolutely no light so we had only our flashlights to show the way up.
Oh yeah, wow...BRING IT ON!!!
Ideal conditions(?) for what would soon change us forever.
Mount Everest...it's highest point is 29,029 feet above sea level!!
What a place to have a chess tournament.
But that's what a team of chess players from Brunei (northern tip of the island of Boreo in Southeast Asia) planned back in 2010.
But chess??? At the summit??????
Well...no, not at the very top!
Their strategy was to play at South Base Camp...17,700 feet high.
But not everybody who goes up Mount Everest comes down.
Strange that there is nothing on the internet (that i could find anyway) to confirm that they ever actually made it.