Anthropology’s Cynthia Beall discusses history, experiences of Sherpas

Sherpas are way of life for treacherous climbs

USA Today: Distinguished University Professor Cynthia Beall discussed Sherpas, the indigenous guides that help mountain climbers up the face of the some of the world’s most dangerous cliffs. “They have a tradition of doing this and making a good living at it,” she said. “It’s a very dangerous living and they recognize that.”