Sherpas and Mt.Everest
November 7, 2010 § 1 Comment
I’m a bit obsessed with Sherpas and Mt.Everest, ya’ll. Perhaps it is the way of life of the Sherpa that is pretty incredible to me, or the fact that ‘Sherpa’ is actually the last name of a group of people who live a bit east and south of Everest
Either way, these smiley people are fascinating.
Recently I was researching the topic and came across a soul named Apa Sherpa, nicknamed “Super Sherpa”. This dude is crazy. He has summited Everest 20 times since 1990. That is basically once per year! And ever since Everest joined the 3G network, he has been tweeting the climb to the top of the mountain. SHIBBY!
As you can probably imagine, this feat isn’t very comparable to the Disney World ride, so don’t start thinking it’s a walk in the park.
The climb is packed with hundreds of variables that could all go wrong, everything from weather disasters like avalanches to falling into a gaping ice crack to low oxygen. Along the way to the top, there are reminders of the delicate balance of life on the mountain.
Check out Apa’s twitter for more info, his last Ascent was over the summer. http://www.twitter.com/apasherpa