In April of 2014 Rob Fraser from nearby Grasmere, spent three weeks in the Everest region working as a porter. He ate with the porters, slept in their lodges and lugged a full load of 35 kilograms up to Gorak Shep, which sits in the shadows of giant peaks and is the highest settlement along the route. iPorter documents his journey, shining a light on the hard work that the porters do to support the dreams of trekkers, and he also wanted to see if as a relatively fit 51-year-old bloke whether he could cope with the rigours of the work.

Screened to complement the current exhibition in our Gallery, Being Human on Base Camp.


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  • Duration
    25 minutes

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