Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Jinpa Sherpa
Filed under: Bronx, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy
Chris Arnade (who took the above photograph) writes:
I have always been fascinated with Nepal, a country I was lucky enough to visit as a child, so when I saw Jinpa working the counter of the Hunts Point 7-11 I asked him if he was a Sherpa. He was surprised to find someone who knew much about Nepal, so we chatted for awhile.
Jinpa, like many Sherpas, is a serious mountain climber, having summited Everest six times, Lhotse and Cho Oyu twice and Shisaphangma one time.. He works at the 7-11 when not taking clients on climbing trips in North America.
Its not often you find the guy selling you Powerball and drinks has literally been on the top of the world.
Here is a picture of him on the summit of Mount Everest: Top of world
It is stuff such as this that makes operating site— and living in New York City, for that matter— such a joy. What makes this city the amazing place it is is its people— and their stories. This is one example. I am certain there are many others waiting to be heard!