Race Row on Mount Everest: Sherpas Square Off Against Racist Western Climbers
The documentary ‘Sherpa’ captures an intense battle between Sherpas and entitled Western climbers—including one very racist American.
When disaster struck Mount Everest in 2014, an unprecedented avalanche wiped out 16 Sherpas but left dozens of wealthy Western climbers untouched. Mourning evolved into a Sherpa strike, and deep-rooted tensions erupted after more than half a century bubbling below the surface.
Who better to showcase the racial standoff than a privileged white American?