The worst accident in Everest’s history underscores an unfortunate reality: ascents have gotten safer for Westerners, but not for Sherpas.
Will our consciousness change enough to prevent another tragedy like this from happening? I see no reason why not as long as enough people are made aware of the inhuman circumstances surrounding ‘recreational’ climbs up Mount Everest and others like it. The lives of those who can’t afford the luxury of doing this for recreation should not be put on the line for those who can. Something must be done about this inequity NOW.
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