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Panel Discussion: The Ethics of Adventure

"The Ethics of Adventure: The Changing Dynamics Between the Sherpa Community and Climbers in the Himalayas"

Thursday, February 24, 2022
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Zoom: https://dartgo.org/ethicsofadventure
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Panel Discussion: “The Ethics of Adventure:  The Changing Dynamics Between the Sherpa Community and Climbers in the Himalayas”

with Pasang Yangjee Sherpa, PhD (Assistant Professor of Lifeways in Indigenous Asia, University of British Columbia), Matthew Moniz ’20, and others.

Moderator: Professor Sienna Craig, Dept. of Anthropology. Dartmouth

On April 14th 2014, a serac collapsed over the Khumbu Icefall on Mount Everest, causing an avalanche that killed 16 Nepalese guides, mostly members of the Sherpa community. Sherpas, who are hired by climbers to help carry equipment up mountains, have served as the backbone of the Himalayan climbing industry since 1921, but responses to the 2014 avalanche have highlighted the changing dynamics of this relationship. Join Pasang Yangee Sherpa (a University of British Columbia Anthropologist), Freddie Wilkinson (climber, guide, author, and Dartmouth '02), and Matt Moniz ( Climber and dartmouth '20 ) as they discuss the future of Sherpa-mountaineer relations within the Himalayan climbing industry.

Time: Feb 24, 2022 04:30 PM EST

Zoom Meeting link:


Meeting ID: 932 1804 6235

Passcode: 859046

Sponsored by the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund and the Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages Program.

For more information, contact:
Bryanna Entwistle

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.