Another amazing Himalayan climb

Pasang takes the load

The Sherpas divide duties thus: Sirdar (the boss and manager), Climbing Sherpa (guide on the mountain), Cook, Kitchen Boy, and Porter.

The title Kitchen Boy does not begin to convey the hard work required. He assists with all food preparation, serving,  and clean up so he is slicing, dicing and scrubbing before we are up in the morning and after we go to bed. He carries the food, fuel, pots and pans, dishes, stoves, cook tent, climber’s dining tent, and toilet tent. He also is a high altitude porter handling loads over difficult technical terrain. There were 500 liters of kerosene for this expedition so loads were always very heavy and as you can see, bulky.

Pasang was exemplary. Always helpful, always smiling, and always doing his job well. Here he is just as we were loaded up to move on from Baruntse.

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