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Holmes - Hillary's Trek: The Sherpas Television (Full Length) – 1991 News/Current Affairs Documentary

Holmes - Hillary's Trek: The Sherpas

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In the last of three Holmes pieces made on a 1991 trip to Nepal alongside Sir Edmund Hillary, reporter Mark Sainsbury looks into the lives of the Sherpas. Angrita Sherpa talks about how his people have been portering for Western climbers since at least the 1950s, and his concerns that they preserve their culture and Buddhist religion. He reflects on their unique connection with Sir Ed and their apprehension as he ages. Sir Ed responds typically "I have quite a lot of motivation, but I don't regard myself as a hero at all — I'm petrified most of the time".

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Mark Sainsbury

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Edmund Hillary

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