SHERPAS (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE): nepal_slideshow_029b

Climbers are lead through the icefall below Island Peak by an experienced Sherpa guide.  Many climbers on these expeditions have little of no experience with ropes or big mountain gear.  They rely on Sherpas for safe passge.

Climbers are lead through the icefall below Island Peak by an experienced Sherpa guide. Many climbers on these expeditions have little of no experience with ropes or big mountain gear. They rely on Sherpas for safe passge.