When you are poor and see rich people willing to spend lots of money and you see a way to get some of that cash... even if it means possible taking a huge risk with your life .....you are going to take that risk.I do not think many Sherpas die each year?
It is a risk they know about.
Benefits contra risks...
Youtube and tiny portable recording devices has created a ‘need’ for showing off lethal, idiotic things and practices.
A while ago a young guy believed a book could stop a .50 AE round.
His girlfriend too. A good stunt for their Youtube audience.
I'm sorry to hear that tengu.My cousin died in the mountains. This was the Cairngorms, not anywhere else, early 90s.
He was experienced or he would not have been there in the winter.
I looked up to him, was very angry with him for it.
These days, I am older and a little more understanding.
Great choice!The Sherpas have a choice, just like we do.
Risk and reward.
According to the net, 111 or so Nepalese have died in Everest in total.
About 200 other nationals.
I think 10 people have died on Everest in 2019 so far.