Mt. Everest Sherpa Documentary Coming Soon

Not much to add to this beyond the fact that I’m incredibly excited for this documentary film. No other outdoor discipline would tolerate such loss of life among the ranks of their guides other than Himalayan mountaineering. The upcoming release of Sherpa may well prove to  the moment that forces us to re-examine mountain guiding practices and bring about long-overdue reforms. The synopsis is below:

A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 21,000ft as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. Climbers and Sherpas were trading insults – even blows. What had happened to the happy, smiling Sherpas and their dedication in getting foreigners to the top of the mountain they hold so sacred? Determined to explore what was going on, the filmmakers set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season, from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever. (Synopsis from

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