Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Life Sherpa vs. Real-Life Sherpa: What is the point of this debate?
By Melissa Meinzer
on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 3:33 PM
They only needed oxygen ten times or so, and luckily their multitudes of baggage were no hardship for me. Immediately upon reaching the summit, they asked me to take their pictures for Facebook
My family has assisted Westerners in climbing for generations--my revered uncle Tenzing was the first to do so.We lead simple lives, growing potatoes during our short growing season and sipping yak butter tea. We do not have Facebook.
You want my opinion on whether corn or tomatoes are preferable
? If I
prefer to file and shine my toenails or fingernails
? How to shut my wife up during football
? I am confused. How is this related
to my genetically superior ability to withstand cold and altitude? Do
you wish to climb or not?
Today's work was very gratifying. The overfed Westerners make it to the sacred summit of Jomolungma, blessed mother Everest. We all laughed for joy. No one fell into a crevasse or met an untimely end.