Meet the Sherpas!
Skype Interview: Meet the Sherpas!, Miles O'Brien
"Astronaut Scott Parazynski checked in from Everest Base Camp at 11:15pm EDT - 9am Saturday morning at Everest. This was a surprise as he told me 24 hours ago that he was going to hike down into thicker air to do some blood doping for the big push to the top. But on further reflection, he decided not to go. Word is some climbers got the trots while there - and it is overrun with lowly trekkers - who are not aiming for the summit. A real mountaineer cannot be seen with such a crowd, can he /she? This gave us a serendipitous chance to meet Scott's Sherpa Deanuru - who has summited Everest no less than ten times. Scott's video Sherpa Keith Cowing also had a few words to say about these amazing, resilient guides (his has topped off 11 times). So what's the secret to being a good Sherpa you wonder? I asked (of course)..."