Photo by @renan_ozturk // The insane triple stack 90-KG of duffle bags headed up the long, 10-day trek to Everest base camp. One important thing to note is that Sherpas with a capital โ€œSโ€ are not porters, but the ethnicity of people who inhabit the Everest region. With a lowercase โ€œs,โ€ sherpas have widely become known to the general public as specialized, high-altitude porters on Everest and other high Himalayan peaks. The porter pictured here is actually from the Tamang ethnicity, which is one of the many lower-land cultures of Nepal. Hardly any Sherpas take work portering loads such as this but rather play their odds in the more dangerous work of high-altitude guiding and rigging, piloting fixed-wing planes, or running the lodges. I have to say that a lot of the lower-land porters working in the Khumbu are some of the strongest, happiest, and hardest working people I have ever met! It is especially mind-blowing when they carry these loads wearing flip flops, even while crossing suspension bridges with heavy consequences. #NepaliLoveYou #SherpaFilm

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    Wow, inspiring !

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    Impressive and humbling

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    like everest.. hee