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Ang Kaji Sherpa

Lee Nadler | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Lee Nadler

My interview with Ang Kaji has not be seen before, as I recently rediscovered it when preparing for a Sherpa Path speech.

SHERPA Mediation

Lee Nadler | Posted 12.18.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Nadler

As the days, months and years unfold in NYC, since I returned from Mt Everest Base Camp two and half years ago, it's hard to recall the magic of the e...

Why A Sherpa Is Your Best Friend

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

What is a Sherpa exactly? As an experienced mountaineer, I can tell you that they are one of the best communities of people on the planet.

Advocating for the Sherpas in Nepal

L. Brooks Entwistle | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
L. Brooks Entwistle

he last ten days are marked by the most intense peaks and valleys of emotion I have ever felt. From horror of watching the bodies long lined out of the ice fall on Good Friday, to the still burning desire to climb the mountain a couple of days later superseded by the realization of the bigger picture around the long term need for change for the Sherpa community.

Everest Tragedy Exposes Big Business Interests At Play

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business

* Nepal faces season without successful Everest ascent * Death of 16 sherpas in accident sparks crisis * Climbing world'...

Crowdfunding for Sherpas After the Everest Avalanche

Elaine Heinzman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Elaine Heinzman

At the time of the avalanche, the Sherpas were working on a notoriously dangerous slope, setting ropes and ladders for hundreds of mostly Western climbers who pay tens of thousands of dollars to attempt an Everest ascent.

The Absurdity of Everest

Brian Rooney | Posted 06.24.2014 | World
Brian Rooney

Climbing Mt. Everest is no longer a noble pursuit and the people who do it are not heroes.

Another Body Found After Everest's Deadliest Disaster

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 06.19.2014 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three...

Diversity & Mt. Everest: An Interview with Luis Benitez

Stacy Bare | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports
Stacy Bare

I recently had a chance to sit down with good friend and 8,000 meter guide Luis Benitez to chat about these topics and the future ethic and leadership challenges in the outdoor community.

Fighting Climbers On Mt. Everest Reach Truce

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- A truce has been reached between three foreign climbers and Nepalese Sherpa guides who were involved in a fistfight on Mount Everes...

Why Nepal's Sherpas Need Our Help

Peter Zuckerman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Books
Peter Zuckerman

The recent dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in Nepal will likely spark a human rights crisis that will have disastrous consequences for everyone in the country. But especially tragic will be its unseen impact on the high-altitude workers usually called Sherpas.

The Forgotten Heroes Of The Himalayas

Elia Saikaly | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Since Mt. Everest was first successfully climbed in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay from the South side in Nepal, it's become ever so co...

Attitude

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Attitude is more impressive to me than money, credentials, appearance, or even talent. Attitude is something that lives deep within us. When life throws all kinds of curve balls at us, I believe that 90% of the outcome has to do with how we react.

Sir Edmund Hillary Built His First Sherpa School 50 Years Ago; Now There Are 63

James M. Clash | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

This week not only marks the 58th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's first ascent of Everest, but the 50th anniversary of the Khumjung School, the first of many educational institutions Hillary built for the Sherpa people.

Nepal: Stepping Forward for a Better Future (PHOTOS)

Catherine Cussaguet | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Cussaguet

I returned to Nepal for three weeks, trekking in an area called Langtang. I went there for a recreational purpose but this journey was also a great learning experience about the state of Nepal today.

The Abandonment of Gerard McDonnell

Freddie Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Freddie Wilkinson

It is readily clear that the media owes the family, friends, and loved-ones of Gerard MacDonnell an apology for so misrepresenting his memory. As someone who's written about K2 a lot, I include myself as being partly to blame.

Heroes in Fine Print

Freddie Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Freddie Wilkinson

Some extraordinary acts of bravery and selflessness did occur on K2 -- you just might have to read the fine print to hear about it.