Everest Expedition and Sherpa
Nepal is the country full of ethnic diversity amongst them Sherpa is regarded as the elite mountaineers and experts in their local terrain. These people were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Mountainous region, serving as guides at the extreme altitude of the peaks and passes in the region, particularly for expeditions to climb Mount Everest.
Sherpa people are technically sound. They are able to scale any mountains within hours. Today, the term SHERPA is often used by foreign people to refer to almost any guide or porter hired for mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas, regardless of their ethnicity. The first person to scale Mount Everest along with Sir Edmund Hilary was Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The first woman to climb Mount Everest was no other then Pasang Lhamu Sherpa. Sherpa people are so good at what they do that the term ‘Sherpa’ is used as a slang for a guide or mentor in other situations. Most of the expedition to Mount Everest is lead by Sherpa. They are also renowned in international climbing and mountaineering community for their expertise, and experience at high altitude. So while on an Everest expedition, if you are with a Sherpa it is most likely that you will scale the Everest without any technical difficulties. Sherpa are generic and friendly people and are always ready to advice you and motive you when it comes to scaling the world highest peak the Everest.
It has been researched that a portion of the Sherpa’s climbing ability is the result of genetic adaptation to living in high altitudes.
So when it comes to climbing Mount Everest be sure to interact with this proud nationality of our country THE SHERPAS.