The Sherpa accused the westerner of knocking off ice to hit the Sherpa below.
The Sherpa strike left you with no highest mountain to climb?
Sadly one Sherpa, from another team, has now been killed in the Icefall.
She has been reduced to porter, to Sherpa, to something even less–some inanimate bit of set decoration.
The pride of Kathmandu is a cross-country skier named — I kid you not — Sherpa.
His humility is refreshing; Sherpa himself expects a last-place finish.
These headlamps, Sher realized, belonged to a team of Sherpa descending to base camp.
Amanda Padoan is a co-author of Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day.
1847, from Tibetan, literally "dweller in an eastern country."