National Geographic on returning to Everest

 

An excellent article was posted this week by National Geographic by Molly Loomis. She has a wonderfully balanced, informed and heart felt look at the dynamics at play in the decision on the part of local mountain workers to work on expeditions or not. Of course there's no right or wrong on the part of these families and workers about whether or not to take these jobs that exist, regardless of one's opinion on how or why they exist. Happy to share this nice portrait of Pemba and his family.

PHOTOGRAPH BY AARON HUEY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

PHOTOGRAPH BY AARON HUEY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

"Those expedition earnings often are used for the next generation's education, as Pemba's family did for him. He's benefited from a good education, but the next step is uncertain."

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDY TYSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDY TYSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Published on by David Morton. Source.