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The Khumbu Icefall on Mt. Everest.
Tomorrow: Outside Magazine writer Grayson Schaffer talks to Fresh Air about how being a Sherpa on Everest is the most dangerous job in the world:

It’s essentially the pinnacle of adventure tourism and the thing to understand about the Sherpa workforce is that there’s no other tourism industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients, and it’s something that people haven’t yet connected the dots on. That a 1% mortality rate for someone choosing to climb a mountain is acceptable, but a 1% mortality for the people that they rely on to get their stuff up the mountain as a workplace safety statistic is outrageous … if you’re a western climber you’re climbing the mountain once and you’re done. If you’re a Sherpa you’re doing lap after lap after lap through this roulette wheel of hazards that we know has a death rate, long-term, of 1.2% and that number makes climbing Everest as a Sherpa more dangerous than working on a crab boat in Alaska, it makes it more dangerous than being an infantryman in the first four years of the Iraq war.

nprfreshair:

The Khumbu Icefall on Mt. Everest.


Tomorrow: Outside Magazine writer Grayson Schaffer talks to Fresh Air about how being a Sherpa on Everest is the most dangerous job in the world:

It’s essentially the pinnacle of adventure tourism and the thing to understand about the Sherpa workforce is that there’s no other tourism industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients, and it’s something that people haven’t yet connected the dots on. That a 1% mortality rate for someone choosing to climb a mountain is acceptable, but a 1% mortality for the people that they rely on to get their stuff up the mountain as a workplace safety statistic is outrageous … if you’re a western climber you’re climbing the mountain once and you’re done. If you’re a Sherpa you’re doing lap after lap after lap through this roulette wheel of hazards that we know has a death rate, long-term, of 1.2% and that number makes climbing Everest as a Sherpa more dangerous than working on a crab boat in Alaska, it makes it more dangerous than being an infantryman in the first four years of the Iraq war.

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