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By ovi  
Everest Base Camp Trek-October 2011, on the route from Namche Bazaar (3440m) the capital city of sherpa people to Tengboche (3780m); portering is the most common sense of living in Himalaya; adults, teenagers and even children boys and girls would get involved in a such strenous activity (portering) which will guarantee just enough income to make their survival in an extraordinary enviroment (Himalayan Plateau). Despite the regulations set up by the Himalayan Porters Union which allows porters to carry no more than 30kg per back, I witnessed during my trip the locals struggle to earn more in one go, breaking any rule, so therefore some of them will carry on their back enormous weights such as: sofas, armchairs, huge logs etc, while turists were struggling to carry their own rucksacs.

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djh698 15 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 2:13PM
good picture showing the porter as part of the landscape.
Not great shoes for that sort of terrain
David

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Lelah 6 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 4:56PM
If one of the objectives of photo journalism is to show the determination of people to overcome and deal with the struggles of their everyday lives this image does just that in a clear, well framed shot. Grin
ovi 15 11 1 Romania
13 Jan 2013 3:33PM
Thank you every body for your kind comments or simply voting this image; thank you Pete (the site editor) for voting, too.
Best regards!
oviWink
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14 2 Austria
13 Jan 2013 5:47PM
a fine photography...very well presented!

cheers 4 your PM WinkWinkWink

ATB

ollie

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