Today this trailer popped up in my facebook wall. Trailer of the upcoming movie, “Everest”, and it says based on a true story. How true !! Most western will never know, just like the Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.
But there are few truths I know about Everest as I come from the country where the Everest. Yes, it’s in Nepal and I am from that beautiful land.
Many do not know, even though Everest is the highest mountain in the world, it’s is one of the most conquered. And it is not because people always want to conquer the highest but it is the easiest compared to conquering others. And that’s because of the Sherpas.
Truth is, a huge percentage of foreigners are carried on Sherpa’s back to the top. One of our Sherpa brother told us, “They aren’t well trained and physically not able. In the middle of the climb when they cannot even couple steps, they tell us that they have paid us for this and we must take them to the top nomatter what. So, we carry them on our back and take them to the top.”
You can find the interview (in Nepali language) clicking the link below.