Here are a few of my musings on the latest situation in Everest base camp that has been in the news over the last week or two
Since returning from Nepal three weeks ago, I’ve been reading about the problems between the Sherpas, the porters and climbers at Everest Base Camp with sadness but no surprise. Even after a relatively short time in the mountains and just three nights in camp, the potential for major problems seemed obvious. Here is my own take on the issues that soon became clear to us during our visit. There are obviously subtleties involved and this is my own very personal view but it may help shed some light on what is going on at 5400m.
Our group, Team F, was one of ten groups of up to 14, travelling up to Base Camp over a six week period from mid March to early May 2013. The treks were organised and managed by trekking company Jagged Globe but we were there to take part in research for the Xtreme Everest 2…
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