Reality: Sailer is a journalist and thus malignantly ignorant. Much less malignant than other journalists, but that's only because they're competitively malignant; they redefined the low bar as a high bar and keep trying to beat it. Sailer doesn't play and as a result is way ahead (behind?) of the rest of the pack.
"Mount Olympus was climbed in antiquity, for religious reasons and for what can only be described as curiosity and tourism. There are archeological artifacts on the mountain and visits are documented in extant documents.