Sherpas heavy on my mind

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Spending time with our amazing guides Anil, Sangam and Man, whether it was trekking through the “hills” of Nepal, visiting temples, making new friends or sharing perspective during Gary’s Dharma talks in the evenings, you’d never know they’d lost five of their own brothers just days before during the tragic collapse of the Kumbhu Ice Fall. Each morning they showed up with the biggest smiles, compassion and joy to insure our adventure was fun, safe yet challenging and willing to give their own lives to save ours from any danger. It was our exposure to the warm spirit and amazing strength of the Sherpa, capable of sprinting up and down the mountains with ease to serve, or carry goods and supplies weighing what seems like more than half their body weight up the most treacherous mountains. Nevertheless, it is a job. A very dangerous one at that and at a rate of pay significantly less than foreign guides. The only way out for generations to come is education, education, education. Please consider helping and if interested visit