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Hong Kongs Nepali Group Mobilizes After Nepal Earthquake

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The two commonest routes to the highest, the North Ridge and the Southeast Ridge, are flecked with discarded gadgets dropped during greater than 9,000 profitable summit climbs, as nicely as countless different attempts. Most visiting climbers have at least one local expedition staffer assigned to them who cooks, assists, and carries life-sustaining tools. These guides are usually Sherpa, the ethnic group who’ve been essential to successfully scaling the Himalayas. Originating in eastern Tibet, Sherpa folks began migrating to Nepal in the 15th century, and since then climbers have relied on their knowledge of the Himalayan region to ascend Everest safely. The complete expedition takes round two months; the vast majority of that time is spent acclimatizing to the altitude in a sequence of ascending camps—all the while each particular person produces around 18 pounds of trash.

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For the Sherpa folks, Everest is a sacred place deserving of respect, but its recognition has polluted it. Thankfully, the mountain community and different organizations are restoring it to its former glory. Norbu grew up in Darjeeling, and received his faculty education in New England. Joe met him in 1976 when Joe was co-leading a visit with Norbu’s father, Tenzing Norgay, (known for having summitted Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953.) They trekked above Darjeeling and toured through Bhutan.

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