Shouldering the Load

Out of Bounds columnist Eric Hansen found out firsthand what it takes to be a Himalayan porter in the June feature story, "Dead Weight." Here, listen to Hansen read his story and see a gallery of his photos from the trip.

May 10, 2007
Outside Magazine
Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Podcast: Dead Weight
Poor Eric Hansen. After heading all the way over to Nepal to take a stab at the Way of the Sherpa, he found out that all those wiry, diminutive porters are actually pretty big badasses, and your average dude probably shouldn't attempt to do their thankless job. But is seems the hardest part was actually shouldering all that humanity. Listen here.
Listen to Podcast version

Gallery: I Am Sherpa
See Eric Hansen's photos of his attempt at being a Himalayan porter.
Launch Photo Gallery

Filed To: Rock Climbing, Nepal

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