# how have the outsiders both honored and abused the sherpas as the various cultures have interacted

chapter 4

Farming is extremely difficult at these heights. The average per capita income is about $160 a year. A skilled sherpa can earn between$1200 and \$2400 in two months. Still this money is a fraction of how much the guides are making. Sherpas are often exploited and made to do the hardest and most risky jobs.