Yesterday, on May 13, the Sherpa fixing team whose activities were embroiled in controversy as a result of the conflict with European climbers earlier in the season, finished the annual task of fixing ropes from the base of the summit to the top of the mountain, paving the way for commercial climbing teams. For a new perspective, here experienced mountain journalist Ed Douglas explores the social background of the conflict between European alpine stars and the Sherpas in the context of the Janajati movement within Nepal.

Tenzing and Hillary after the first ascent of Everest. According to Ed Douglas, Sherpas are trying to reverse a 200 year-old history of marginalization.

Tenzing and Hillary after the first ascent of Everest. According to Ed Douglas, Sherpas are trying to reverse a 200 year-old history of marginalization.


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