I was stunned when I read perhaps the worst news story in history. Reporters simply did not know no one can get mountain-sick unless he is above the timber line at the very lowest, which is about 3,000 meters. The young lady simply could never have mountain-sickness. Did they make the story up? Unlikely. Their copy was read by copy readers. Didn’t the copy readers have that little piece of common knowledge under their thick skull? Unbelievable! What about her fellow scientists who have to climb a mountain from time to time on a field trip? Didn’t they know mountain-sickness could be cured the moment the victim was lowered to an altitude below the timber line? How come the paramedics didn’t carry an aqualung or two with them, knowing the victim was mountain-sick. The police were asked for help by phone. Didn’t the caller tell them exactly where she was? How could the chopper pilot leave the paramedics in the middle of nowhere to do exactly nothing while staying overnight? Did they agree and obey the order obediently like two running dogs, though they knew full well they would be stranded there for the night? Those who produced the story were idiotic press workers. They can never hope to be cynics.