Video: Inside the Khumbu Climbing Center
Here's a quick short from Cedar Wright that captures the essence of the Khumbu Climbing Center. The school aims to train Nepali climbers and high altitude workers in order to reduce their risk to injury and sickness. The climbers learn equipment inspection, knots, belaying, rope management, protection, wilderness first aid, risk avoidance and camp hygiene on ice and rock routes. The first school began in 2004 and has continued in the winters during the climbing low season.
In his post about the video on the Never Stop Exploring blog, Wright said:
To give you an idea of how important it is to provide climbing education to the Sherpas, this year we had a five time everest Summiter who didn't know how to tie a figure eight, the basic climbing knot for tying into a harness.
To learn more about the Khumbu Climbing School, go to alexlowe.org.