Forget the Everest brawl: the real story is how Sherpas are taking control

Sir Edmund Hillary, right, and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay after their ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. Photograph: Reuters It's an irresistible contrast. On the one hand, modern mountaineering superstars with their blogs and sponsorship deals, scrapping with outraged Sherpas on the slopes of Everest.

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