Sherpa

Sherpa

DVD - 2016
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Every year, Western mountain climbers make news ascending Mount Everest. The compelling stories of the Sherpas, the Nepalese guides who risk their lives to provide for their families, have remained a mystery, until now. This chronicles a fateful 2014 expedition and the tragic avalanche that spurred the Sherpas to make a stand for human rights and respect.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD :, Discovery,, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.5220954 SH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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GroundSuppression
Feb 04, 2019

Interesting contrast between the way rich and poor countries value life.

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jimg2000
Mar 16, 2017

Untold story of the porters who pave the route for paying climbers to Everest. Sadly, it took the tragic avalanche in 2014 (and again in 2015) to bring more equitable worker's rights to the Sherpas. The deleted scene was a short profile on the first female Sherpa whose goal was to follow her late father's footstep to summit Everest. While the film showed the obvious hard labor in moving heavy loads at ultra high altitudes (5.5Km and up,) there was no actual footage of the insanely dangerous job in prepping the Khumbu Icefall route in predawn hours (See a short BBC clip in "Videos".)

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tj_is_cool
Feb 11, 2017

Very interesting documentary about the Sherpas; the real heroes of overcoming the Himalayas.

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jimg2000
Mar 23, 2017

Good review here:

https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/booting-up-the-search-for-better-batteries/

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jimg2000
Mar 16, 2017

“Twenty years ago, less than 50 percent of the workers on Everest had finished high school. Now 80 percent of Everest workers have graduated from high school. They’ve been exposed to Western media. They know how things work. They are more aware of their rights. They know they can speak their mind. They know about the outside world and how much money the government gets from permit revenue and how little of it comes back to them. They shouldn’t be branded militants or Maoists or a new breed. It’s not a new breed; it’s a younger generation.”

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