Changing the narrative of mountaineering books, Sherpa focuses on the people who live and work on the roof of the world.
Amid all the foreign adventurers that throng to Nepal to scale the world’s highest peaks there exists a small community of mountain people at the foothills of Himalayas. Sherpa tells their story. It’s the story of endeavour and survival at the roof of the world. It dives into their culture and tells of their existence at the edge of life and death. Written by Ankit Babu Adhikari – a writer, social science researcher and musician – and Pradeep Bashyal – a journalist with the BBC based in Nepal – Sherpa traces their story pre- and post-mountaineering revolution, their evolution as climbing crusaders with previously unpublished stories from the most notable and incredible Sherpas of the last 50 years.
This is the story of the Sherpas.
WOW WOW WOW What an incredible book, I never knew much about Sherpa’s but after reading this book I have so much respect for them. It is such an incredible journey that you go on when reading this book, I really feel for these men and women who are trying to provide for their families but are risking their lives every time they make the journey not just up Everest but down too. I found this book a really interesting and knowledgeable read and the pictures bring the stories of these men and women so much more to life, every single one of them are incredible and I am so in awe of them and what they do on a daily basis. After reading this book it is not something I would ever want to do because of some of the sights that you see but anyone that does it and comes back safe is incredible. Sherpas are unsung heroes in my book.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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