Sherpas of Mount Everest
2002 article commemorating the first Everest ascent in 1953 and how the cheerful smiles and legendary strength of the Sherpas have always been an integral part of Everest climbing expeditions.
NOVA Online: Sherpas on Everest
Offers a history of the Sherpas, who became the gateway culture to Mount Everest and other peaks for visitors in search of mountaineering glory.
Mt. Everest's Quiet Conquerors: The Sherpas of Nepal
Article about the Sherpas, who climb the mountain twice for every exhibition. They climb first to fix the ropes, break the ice, and make the trail; and then they go back to bring the climber up.
Information and links about the culture, music, and history of the Pashto language and the Pashtun people of Afghanistan.
Everest Anniversary and the Sherpas
Background on the Sherpas as well as why the mountain has "lost its spirit of adventure," according to Jamling Tenzing, the son of Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two men to reach its summit.
Khumbu: Country of the Sherpas
Pictorial essay describing the history, agriculture, forestry, community, and tourism of the people of Tibetan origin, who live in the high country below Everest.