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Published:September 28th, 2015 10:46 EST

Japanese With Only One Finger Abandons Everest Climb

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Mount Everest`s summit will once again remain elusive for Nobukazu Kuriki, the tenacious Japanese climber who was nearly a month into his fifth attempt to scale the world`s highest mountain when perilous conditions on Saturday forced him to abandon his latest quest.


`I realized if I kept going, I wouldn`t be able to come back alive,` the 33-year-old Kuriki, who lost nine fingers to frostbite in a 2012 Everest attempt, posted on Facebook. `So I decided to descend.`"


This is an update to my article: Climber with Only One Finger Nears Everest Summit

Kuriki cited "too much snow" as the reason for abandoning his quest. Really? Dude if you attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest expect snow up the wazoo!

Kuriki lost nine fingers to frostbite in a previous Everest attempt, l hope he still has his middle finger so he can flip the bird at fate and his haters.

Kuriki has lost fine fingers, and he`s also lost face, let`s hope his deep humiliation doesn`t lead him to lose his life by committing ritual suicide.

Dude, you`ve still got a big heart, there`s many things you can still do with your life.

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