What makes Sherpas special?

 

Sherpas are the superheroes of the Himalayas! The very first Sherpa to reach the top of Mt. Everest was Tenzing Norgay who performed this extraordinary feat along with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953.

Since then they have become invaluable as guides and porters to those aspiring to climb Mt. Everest. These gentle, small mountain dwellers are genetically adapted to withstand extreme cold and extreme deprivation of oxygen. This is because Sherpas are genetically predisposed to use oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders or people living in the plains. They combine with their extraordinary climbing skills and genetic advantage, a positive and cheerful mindset to face challenges.

This is what makes the Sherpa so special.

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