Sherpa route fixers finsh job, summit Everest


The associated press is reporting that a team of Sherpa guides have summited Everest! The commercial expeditions on Mt. Everest work together to hire a team of Sherpas to fix ropes to the summit of Mt. Everest. This is the first year that helicopters were used as part of this process. Every year the rope and anchors leading to the summit must be leapfrogged from camp to camp. This year the expeditions saved 75 trips through the Khumbu icefall by flying rope and anchoring equipment to Camp 1, making the task safer for the Sherpa guides doing this dangerous work.