April 26, 2014 Dianne Whelan

My heart goes to the Sherpa community

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.

-Dianne Whelaneverest peak

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