Is it ethical to hire sherpas when climbing Mount Everest?

  title={Is it ethical to hire sherpas when climbing Mount Everest?},
  author={Emily A. Largent},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • E. Largent
  • Published 20 August 2014
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
A medical ethical approach may be useful, but the jury’s still out, writes Emily Largent 
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