David Sharp was at the center of the most controversial climbing season in Everest history.
|Everest: view from Camp III at 24,000 feet on the mountain's Lhotse Face (Alan Arnette/AP)|
The real tallest mountain is?
(BBC Earth Unplugged) Maddie Moate investigates: Is Mt. Everest really the tallest? Many other mountains like K2 have been living in the shadow of Everest and deserve recognition.
|Mount Everest is constantly shrouded by clouds and beset by storms (/npr.org)|
|Sherpa with Buddhist prayer wand (npr.org)|
- Fear for Sherpas' future grows with each climbing tragedy Sherpas have a great reputation as the world's best climbers, so when something goes wrong up there, it affects the small Buddhist ethnic group and its communities around the world.
- Female Sherpa makes record climbs Few can say they've reached the summit of Mt. Everest. Even fewer can say they've done it twice. Only one woman can say she's done it twice in one month.