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Injured Sherpa Explains Why He´ll
Never Climb Mount Everest Again

National Public Radio, by Julie McCarthy

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 4/25/2014 2:10:39 PM

Monitors flash Kaji Sherpa´s vital signs as he recovers in the ICU of Katmandu´s Norvic International hospital. Miraculously, the 39-year-old senior climber survived the wall of deadly ice and snow that crushed 16 of his colleagues in the largest loss of life in a single day on Everest, the mountain Sherpas call "Mother Goddess of Earth." (Snip) The reversal of fortunes represents a huge blow to one of the poorest countries in the world, whose reputation as a climbing mecca generates tens of millions of dollars each year from climbers and the companies that guide them. But the recovering Kaji

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Liberals like to idolize countries like Nepal, but in reality it is desperately impoverished with few income earning opportunities besides assisting mountain climbers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jj1319, 4/25/2014 2:30:58 PM     (No. 9824580)

I work with a young man from Nepal. He is here for one reason: Economic opportunity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Shucky, 4/25/2014 3:31:26 PM     (No. 9824648)

If the government of Nepal is desparate enough to keep up the business, they will be willing part with a bit more of the lion´s share they were taking in, to sweeten the deal for the Sherpas, or risk losing it all if the Sherpas go Galt.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/25/2014 6:25:41 PM     (No. 9824794)

The Sherpas are exploited by wealthy adventurers just so they can make the claim to have "conquered" Mt Everest. The truth is that the Sherpas do all the heavy lifting and the adventurers follow along for all but the last couple hundred feet. Without the Sherpas, Everest would stand unconquered by outsiders.

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