What does "solving alignment" actually look like? How will we know when it's been solved (if that's even possible)?
I'm starting to think you're trolling.
I suspect you don't know much about mountaineering based on your comments:
"Mountaineering is a rather banal adventure" - have you ever climbed a mountain? If so, how dangerous was it? I doubt those that have climbed K2 consider it banal.
"zero greatness in mountaineering" - there are still unclimbed peaks and new routes to already-summited peaks.
"noble and altruistic ways to risk your life" - some people don't care about nobility or altruism the way LW users do.
See the third paragraph of the “Proximity” section.