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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Sherpa's Story of Mount Everest

Yesterday, I posted some resources for learning about Mount Everest along with the news that Google Maps now contains Street View imagery of Mount Everest base camp. All of those resources give a very western perspective to Mount Everest. There's another side of Everest and that is the perspective of the Sherpa people who are native to the area and have climbed Everest more than any other group. Kraig Becker at The Adventure Blog shared a great BBC documentary about Sherpas who work with westerners on the mountain. You can watch the video below. Before showing the video to your students, you may want to remind them that Sherpa is an ethnic group, not a job title.


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