Video: Climbing Everest With A Mountain On My Back – The Sherpa’s Story

We are in a bit of a lull in the world of adventure at the moment. With the South Pole and winter climbing seasons behind us, and the North Pole season a bit of a bust once again, we now wait for spring in the Himalaya. That is only a few weeks away from really getting under way, but until then we’re in the calm before the storm.

To help us get through this period and prepare for the Everest climbing season ahead, I thought some of you might enjoy this fantastic documentary from the BBC that takes a look at what it takes to climb the highest mountain on the planet from the perspective of the Sherpa. Most of us know that very few climbers would ever reach the top without the assistance of these incredibly strong and dedicated men and women. They truly are the unsung heroes of the Himalaya and the video below pays tribute to them quite nicely.

Be warned, this one isn’t short. It’s nearly an hour and length, so you’ll want to make yourself comfortable and have a block of time to enjoy it. Well worth it however. Hope you enjoy.

Kraig Becker