What a Sherpa carries in their backpack
What a Sherpa carries in their backpack

Undoubtedly, the unsung heroes of every summit expedition are The Sherpas. You might be under the impression that Sherpa is an interchangeable term for mountain guide but Sherpas are actually an Tibetan ethnic group, native to the most mountainous regions of Nepal and Tibetan Autonomous Region. Here’s Pastemba Sherpa, a Mount Everest guide, breaking down every piece of gear Sherpa guides use to summit the world’s tallest mountain.

About Sherpas:

Sherpas are esteemed as elite mountaineers and local experts, playing a crucial role for early explorers of the Himalayan region. They served as indispensable guides at the extreme altitudes of the region’s peaks and passes, especially for Mount Everest expeditions. Renowned in the international climbing and mountaineering community, Sherpas are celebrated for their resilience, expertise, and extensive high-altitude experience.

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