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The local Sherpa community considers Mount Everest a goddess and I left feeling she was a very mean mother. More Sherpas have died on Everest than all the climbers from around the world added up together. The locals speak throughout my book about their concerns of climate change in the region. For Sherpas being on Everest is a job, a very dangerous job and with the glacier melting and increasingly unstable it may soon be a risk not worth pursuing. My heart goes out to members of the Sherpa community.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the Sherpas and the families of those who lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy. The locals consider Everest a goddess, yesterday she was a mean mother. Good article about the risks Sherpas take to take paid climbers to the top.