Company demands climbers pay extra for Sherpas

One of the commercial companies at K2 has been trying to get climbers to pay extra for the work of the Sherpas, it has been reported.  Nick Rice is reporting that the leader of the Kobler commercial company came to his tent and demanded that he contribute to paying the Sherpas. Apparently the company had under paid the Sherpas and the leader of the expedition was going around to many of the climbers at K2 base camp and asking them to pay to make up for this.

As Nick Rice reported though the Sherpas are there on a tourist visa. They are not there on a working permit. Thus if here were to give money to the, then this would be breaking their visa rules. Nick also reported that the manner that the Kobler leader talked to him was very condescending.

Nick Rice Blog

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