If you are ever starving in Patagonia, Argentina, and get caught trying to rustle a sheep, it's best to drop your shorts and grab hold of the nearest animal.
This was just one of the many humorous and strangely useful things a standing room only crowd of over 100 people learned when Adrian Burgess spoke at Penn last night.
In another amusing tangent, Burgess explained how he set up a brewery at the Everest base camp and used it to barter with other people on the expedition.
"For two or three hundred feet of rope," he explained, "you could get about five gallons of beer."
"One in 10 on a Himalayan climb die," he said. "I've done 25 Himalayan climbs, so I should be dead 2.5 times."
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Adrian Burgess "Book of Lies" About Climbing Experiences at Amazon - Complete with 10 pages of previews