BASED ON THE AUGUST 2013 STORY "DISPOSABLE MAN": outsideonline.com/sherpas
For more than a century, Western climbers have hired Nepal's Sherpas to do the most dangerous work on Mount Everest. It's a lucrative way of life in a poor region, but no service industry in the world so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients. As Grayson Schaffer reports, the dead are often forgotten, and their families left with nothing but ghosts.
"Ivory Black" by Seryn, serynsound.com
Cory Richards/Eddie Bauer coryrichards.com
Michael Brown/Serac seracfilms.com
David Morton climbjourneylive.com
Melissa Arnot thejuniperfund.org
Ryan Heffernan ryanheffernan.com/