Episode
May 5, 2014

Everest on edge

Will the mountain's deadliest accident improve the lives of local guides?
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The Everest avalanche that killed 16 porters in April transformed those who lead expeditions up the world’s highest peak from being seen as stoic servants into frustrated labor activists. Sherpa and Nepali workers have left the mountain and are demanding better working conditions, as well as a greater share of the multi-million-dollar adventure industry. At 19:30 GMT Monday, we’ll discuss how Everest’s deadliest accident is challenging the world to rethink the value of a mountain guide. 

In this episode, we speak to:

Pasang Yangjee Sherpa
Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University

Yankila Sherpa
Former Minister of Tourism, Nepal
snowleopardtrek.com

Sumit Joshi
Everest guide
himalayanascent.com

Alan Arnette @alan_arnette
Climber
alanarnette.com

Pemba Gyalje Sherpa
Sherpa mountain guide
pemba.com.np

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