Changing the narrative of mountaineering books, Sherpa focuses on the people who live and work on the roof of the world.
Amid all the foreign adventurers that throng to Nepal to scale the world's highest peaks, there exists a small community of mountain people at the foothills of the Himalayas. Sherpa tells their story.
This is a story of endeavour and survival at the roof of the world. Sherpa traces the Sherpas' history from before the mountaineering revolution to the present day and shows their evolution as climbing crusaders. With previously unpublished stories from the most notable and incredible Sherpas of the last 50 years, it shows first-hand their existence at the edge of life and death.
This is the story of the Sherpas.