|The mighty Himavanta/Himalayas (Raimond Klavins/artmif.lv/artmif/flickr.com)|
|Buddhist and Bon family members of the Nepali mountain-guides lost in the Mt. Everest avalanche wait for the bodies of loved ones to arrive at Sherpa Monastery in Kathmandu on April 19, 2014. The avalanche was the deadliest in eight years (Navesh Chitraka/Reuters).|
|Pasang Y. Sherpa (Penn)|
|Beyond Everest in Bhutan (Soultravelers3.com)|
The term Sherpa is often used synonymously with expedition workers, or porters, because historically those were the jobs that Sherpas did. But it kind of takes our attention away from who Sherpas really are and does not differentiate the ethnic group from the job.
|Buddhist Himalayas from K2 to Bhutan|
Why are Sherpas so skilled at mountaineering?
|Buddhist novices of India behind the Himalayas, Ladakh (SylvainBrajeul/flickr.com)|
How do Sherpas generally view the Himalayan mountains?
|The devas' resort (kerdowney.com)|
|Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal|
Does the worst accident in the history of Everest expeditions mark a turning point for Sherpas?
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