Robin Trygg – aims for the top…
How did your interest for climbing start?
That didn’t discourage you?
Is your family in to climbing as well?
As an alpinist one has to calculate risks?
I understand this is physical but also a mental preparation demanded…
Is the weather erratic on Mount Everest?
I imagine its cold up there.
There has to be a risk of cut-offs?
Is there a lot of apparatus left from prior expeditions on the mountains, loops for example?
How many of you were there in your expedition?
So now you have climbed Everest from two sides, the south side and the northern side…
What differences is there? I can imagine you have the sunshine in your back from one of the sides?
In what way?
It doesn’t sound nice at all?
You have guided tours on the mountain, how far up do you go?
What would a couch potato need to consider if he would be interested in going on one of your tours?
Did it ever happen that someone started hiking and then tried to climb the mountain?
Your equipment consists of oxygen and an ice axe; you also have something called jumars and prusik sling. How would you explain what they are?
Is it similar to the one you have on a safety harness?
Is there a mountain you wouldn’t want to climb?
What drives you?
Apart from the inexperienced that’s in your way towards the pike?
You took part in a puja ceremony, what did it consist of and what was the purpose?
Then I better understand why they get angry about littering the mountains. It is like throwing garbage at their Gods.
Absolutely. I am an ambassador for this project called Saving Everest which started in 2011 when the mountain was cleaned from six or seven tons of garbage. Everything was brought down to base camp on the southern side, but the problem of how we would get it down from there remained. Then the Sherpa’s came up with the idea of making souvenirs as art from this and sell it to tourists. In this way we receive money to the project and they are carrying the garbage down for us. Three souvenirs/artwork was brought to Sweden and sold for quite a lot of money.
Svip.se would like to thank Robin Trygg for sharing his thoughts and look with envy at the pictures and longing to go there.