Expand your knowledge

Share your favorites

Learn how to Contribute
Play Video

Why Some Sherpas Say There Won’t Be Any Guides On Everest In 10 Years | Inside Everest

Author(s): Business Insider
Video Release Date: February 7, 2024
Video Source: YouTube

Everest climbing-guide services — often provided by people of the Sherpa ethnic group — can cost $10,000 per expedition. At this price, the guide takes responsibility for climbers’ lives as well as their own. They lead mountaineers to the top of the world, carrying heavy loads and providing emergency services. This is one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet. Of the 332 people who died climbing Everest between 1921 and spring 2023, over a third were mountain guides.

The Backpacker's Field Manual book cover

The best seller used by outdoor programs across the country as a resource and textbook. 

Available in paperback, E-book, and now as an Audiobook at Amazon.com