Luxury adventurers blamed for angry sherpas on Everest
Luxury adventurers blamed for angry sherpas on Everest, climbers sayNew Delhi Sherpas who attacked three European climbers on Everest were angry at the disrespect shown by adventurers who demand tea in their tent on the world’s highest peak, a British member of the group has claimed.
Jonathan Griffith, a British Alpine climber and photographer based in Chamonix, Franc Jack Wolfskin Outlet e, was one of three European mountaineers attacked on Saturday by up to 100 Sherpa guides who kicked and pelted them with rocks following a fight at 24,000 feet over right of way.
The Sherpas claimed that the three mountaineers had ignored their request not to climb over their ropes until they had finished fixing the route for guided expedition groups.
Sherpa leaders and officials later tried to persuade the climbers to resume their ascent, saying they could not remember Jack Wolfskin Outlet an expedition being attacked before.
The big commercial operator out here said they [the Sherpas] hate Westerners and that’s been the problem for the last few years
But in a telephone interview with The Daily Telegraph, Griffith said he and his colleagues would leave the base camp and that their motivation had been by the attack and the hostility of Sherpas towards Western climbers.
He said that in the past 20 years, the deep respect shown to Sherpas for their strength and dedication by committed mountaineers had given way to insensitivity from adventurers who paid more than 40,000, about $63,000, to realize their ambition. The Nepalese government charged 337 climbers 2.2 million, about $3.4 million, last year for permits alone.
big commercial operator out here said they [the Sherpas] hate Westerners and that Jack Wolfskin Outlet ‘s been the problem for the last few years, he said. not necessarily that t Jack Wolfskin Outlet he Westerners treat them badly. We don’t have to treat them badly to disrespect them.
attracts money. People are paying an awful lot of money to be here and they [the Sherpas] are carrying up these huge luxury tents. They are angry at this financial gap on their mountain.
commercial trips are based on a lot of luxury and getting you up the mountain and a lot of these Western clients don’t even know what the names of their Sherpas are. They carry up their sleeping bags and by the time they get there a cup of tea, sleeping bag and tent are already waiting. believed that he and his two colleagues were in the wrong place at the wrong time and felt the backlash of the Sherpas’ wider resentment. whatever we did, even if we knocked a bit of ice off, it doesn’t warrant trying to kill three people. It shook us and scared us, he said.