Assorted Comments -- Slums

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Wed May 23 15:19:34 UTC 2007

I've always thought of a slum as a dirty, crowded, crime-prone area.
If someone doesn't do something soon to curb the climber count AND
the rubbish they're leaving behind, we're gonna have to add to the
list (of places with 'em) the slums of Kilimanjaro. And Everett, and
all the world's other major peaks.
An 18-year-old (female) Californian recently became the youngest
person to complete climbs to the top of the highest peaks on each
of the seven continents. She did Kilimanjaro when she was 12.

> Well, there are the slums of Beverly Hills, from the eponymous late
> 90's movie, but I imagine there's some irony involved there.
> LH

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