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When pushing the boundaries of human capacity meets its maker: An anthropological collision

Zev Powell

It is hard to pass judgements on cutting edge climbers who aspire, and do, conquer the most extreme passes in the highest reaches of terrestrial earth. But here's a story of how an historically supportive relationship between climbers and sherpas exposed a contradiction. Is it a very visceral manifestation of something deeper? Something worth pondering. Duh. It's the New Yorker.

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