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Follow G. Love and Brett Dennen as they travel along Mt. Everest (Journal Entry #2)

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    everestentry2 pic1 Follow G. Love and Brett Dennen as they travel along Mt. Everest (Journal Entry #2)

    From November 24th to December 13th, G. Love (of Special Sauce fame) and folk-pop singer Brett Dennen will be taking part in the Everest Basecamp Trek in support of the music-centric cancer charity Love Hope Strength. Along the way, Dennen will offer dispatches of their journey, chronicling every steep peak, breathtaking view, and anything and everything they encounter up and back down the world’s highest mountain. Below, read Dennen’s second entry, where he pens an ode to the Sherpa people.

    LHS was founded in 2007 by leukemia survivors Mike Peters (of the Welsh band The Alarm) and James Chippendale (president of Doodson Insurance Brokerage). Over the years, they’ve spearheaded bone marrow drives at concerts and festivals the world over, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. To date, they’ve added 28,000 people to the international bone marrow database. For more info or to pledge, head to their official website.

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    Journal Entry #2
    Sherpa

    I am not very tall
    But I am stronger than most
    Put me at sea level and I will keep up with the greatest athletes in the world
    Try to keep up with me in the mountains, you won’t
    I am from the mountains
    We are one and the same
    I am a yak herder
    potato farmer
    Porter
    street peddler
    Buddhist
    Worker
    Mountain climber
    Guide
    I will carry you and your belongings into the clouds
    When we reach the lodge each day, I will go into the kitchen and make sure the food is prepared to your liking
    Bring you tea and coffee
    When you retire to your room, I will sleep in a common area with other mountain guides such as myself, sometimes a shared bed, sometimes on the floor of the dining room.
    You may hear us singing at night as you fall asleep
    I will wake you up in the morning with warm washing water
    We will set out on the trail each morning and I will tell you stories of these mountains
    And my people
    We are one and the same
    I am always smiling
    I am always willing to help you

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