Seven Dead on Mt. Everest

Seven Dead on Mount Everest? I grieve for the climbers who died on Mt. Everest this weekend, including a beautiful graduate student from Nepal whose supporters were following her on Facebook. But I understand what makes people yearn to stand on top of that mighty mountain. Sometimes bad luck is what separates disaster from triumph. We have the right to try. R.I.P. Do you agree that death is part of the thrill of Everest?