SHERPAS (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE): MM8281_131102_10575

Lakpa Sherpa, co-owner of the  Himalayan Ascent Expedition Company is a successful business owner and one of the best rope fixers/climbers on the mountain.  In these images he is {quote}fixing{quote} rope (anchoring safety ropes)  between camp 1 and 2 to replace dangerous ropes left from last year.   Without the fixed ropes none of the commercial groups can climb.

Lakpa Sherpa, co-owner of the Himalayan Ascent Expedition Company is a successful business owner and one of the best rope fixers/climbers on the mountain. In these images he is "fixing" rope (anchoring safety ropes) between camp 1 and 2 to replace dangerous ropes left from last year. Without the fixed ropes none of the commercial groups can climb.