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A Champion Sherpa Died Guiding Foreigners. Is It Too Dangerous?

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In July 2023, a mountaineer successfully guided a Norwegian climber to summit the world’s 14 highest peaks in record time. The article highlights the contrast between the financial rewards and attention received by the Norwegian climber compared to the Sherpa guide. Sherpas, who play a crucial role in guiding climbers, often face dangerous conditions and financial struggles. Despite the achievement, the guide had to return to work shortly after to support his family and educate his sons. Tragically, both the Norwegian climber and another American woman, who were pursuing similar records, lost their lives in an avalanche on Mount Shishapangma in Tibet.