The Rest of Everest: Episode 57


A new episode of The Rest of Everest is now available from iTunes on the episodes page on the website. We’re up to Episode 57: Unsung Heroes.

This very special episode is dedicated to the Sherpas who work in the kitchen tent preparing the food for the team. These guys really are the “Unsung Heroes” of the climb, as they toil away in the tent, mostly in obscurity, making sure that everyone gets fed. Watching them go about their work is a lot of fun, and the food that they serve up looks amazing. It’s hard to imagine eating so well while in base camp, 17,000+ feet above sea level.

This is another “slice of life” episode for The Rest of Everest, but it was great to see Dawa and Pempa, whom Jon has mentioned a number of times throughout the episodes, go about their work. He’s also mentioned how good the food was on more than one occasion, and after watching this, you’ll understand why. Clearly these cooks, one of whom spent lots of time cooking in the South of France, take great pride in serving up great food for their team.

So, if you’ve ever wondered what kind of food is served on one of these expeditions, and what it’s like to prepare it, you’ll really enjoy this episode. A lot of people forget about the logistics that goes into running base camp and making sure the climbers have the fuel they need to make a successful summit, but this is a good reminder that someone has to keep them going. And they aren’t exactly serving up freeze dried trail meals either.

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