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What Is The Point Of Climbing Mt. Everest? Ask A Sherpa.

For a Sherpa, climbing the mountain is not recreational nor is it done for pride or for a transcendent experience. The Sherpa mountaineers risk their lives out of necessity. Scaling Mount Everest is a means for providing for their family. It is a job. During a two month period, a Sherpa guide will earn an average sum of $5000. The Napali people earn an average of $700 a year, according to The World Bank data. 

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