Real life X-men: Biology of the world's greatest climbers - the Sherpa

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Pramesh Dhakal : Once I was trekking in a circuit in Nepal. I had good jacket double shocks, -30 grade boots and expensive gloves. Weather was snowed and very cold. I had to keep any water bottles with me inside sleeping bag else it would froze. And same time I saw 3 Sherpa kids outside playing snow they were in slippers, no shocks or gloves. They had jackets but it was not in great condition. They were happy and playing like they don't give a shit. Lol

Chubbyemu : In Emu We Trust 😂

eecak1973 : Would Sherpas make great cyclists? Western kids are evolving bigger thumbs for xbox and texting.

Morbius1963 : My Sherpa led but our porter, carrying three backpacks, in flip-flops, coached and encouraged me.

mako : As a climber i've always been interested in one day climbing Everest and knew the Sherpa were the real heroes, i just didn't realise how much more naturally equipped they were than the rest of us until watching this, very informative video, i learned a lot!

Sherpa Sonam Tobden : Well It seems I got one more thing to add to my CV.

Medlife Crisis : Keen to hear your thoughts - too long? Too boring? Too scienceful? Or not scienceish enough? Or do you just want to register your objection to my face? I know the autofocus went nuts, unfortunately my cousin had borrowed my lenses so was left with this crazy thing. Blame her! I hope it didn't make you feel too seasick.

Satyam Shah : I am nepalese , it was really nice to hear the unravelling truth of Sherpas from you ! thanks

TheDoubleGrin : Excellent video, your articulation and pacing are spot on. I think you delve into the underlying science enough to satisfy curiosity without getting too technical. I hope this channel blows up, doc, you deserve it.

Yorick : 4:17 that glove save is incredible

Sumann Raaz : I am from Kathmandu,Nepal and i have many Sherpa friends from Bouddha and Kapan. They are really good for good people n somehow superhumans too.

Uncletaco supreme : Did cuz just say less likely to be stopped by police? Wow! As a white man I find that offensive. Does anyone care? I got pulled over twice last week because my tag was out. But I didn't make headline news because I didn't pull a gun or run from them.

lambiepie : Is it me? You talked so fast that I had to continually pause the video and replay because you talk so fast. I would do much better if I could read your script. Excellent information and most interesting.

Marichel Salcedo : Thank you so much for this interesting and all the very informative videos...

Darren Rogers : Did he compare Sherpa's to Yaks and Mountain Goats .... lol

GuideSource International : Thank you for a well-done vid regarding the Sherpa physiology. I have guided and worked with these wonderful people and climbers for decades and they are not only some of the strongest people on earth, but some of the kindest and most generous. Bless them all. RJ Fleming, Mountain Guide, NNMGA

Sliiim Cridder : So these guys help these rich nobody's climb the hardest summit in the world and really get no credit....I've never heard of a Sherpa till a read a comment on an Everest video....smh

A Fruit Shop Owner : Oh wow, this channel is amazing! I just found this video on /r/videos and it reminded me of Chubbyemu's youtube channel. I love this kind of content, keep it up doc!

Gorden Brown : Buddha was born in Nepal and Tenzing Norgay was born in Tibet.

Armanlex : At 2:32 you are giving me chubbyemu vibes. I like it!! Edit: Ok I resumed the video and I literally paused right before the chubby emu picture showed up. I'm telling the truth!

A. DUBITANTE : Wonderful video! I learned a lot, got everything and had a good time (where appropriate). Liked the tentacles into different areas, too. Thanks. A happy new Subscriber

Squatting Squirrel : Sherpas deserve more than they will ever receive

Ken Powers : "Not being pulled over as much" - Salty

A H : Brits are really smart

N J : Please tell us about the porters of Argentina mountains and similar others places

Tyler Ash : i love the low key shout out to ChubbyEmu 10/10 love the videos bro

Marco J : This was fantastic, and I learnt so much; it was scienceful enough for me. It was a great at 10 minutes, but you could get away with making it shorter. Although i knew Sherpa people were special I didn't realise just one tiny gene can have such an impact. More human diversity videos like this would be awesome

Aaron : Seems like my ancestors were evolved to eat a lot of fish and murder people with melee weapons. I guess it's cool but def not very useful today.

alex benzler : Great video, although i have no idea why it was in my recommended. greetings from germany!!

Brian Harder : This is quite good. Great to catch up on the latest findings. I spent a month with Peter Hackett on his 50th birthday climb of Ama Dablam. We spent hours talking altitude medicine and I've been a geek ever since. I couldn't agree more with your sentiments about the Sherps and Nepal in general. Chapeau!

____________________ : The chubbyemu reference had me laughing! Good video. I like the fact you cite your references too. I also see the double meaning in your channel name. I suspect you’ve been practising medicine for a long time and reached burnout. So you’re trying to rediscover control of your time, while still doing what you both know and love; medicine.

Vincent Chirico : What I am curious about is what are the penalty's of having these traits. I am courious if they have drawbacks

Hip Hoptimus Prime : This video is fantastic. Please make more. The science amount was just right and it was an interesting topic. I've checked out your other videos and you are doing great things, keep going. You will definitely find a market and expand.

BrokenSymmetry : This was very nice! I think you hit the right balance of science and non-science language and I think you are doing a great job in explaining (I myself love teaching so I subconsciously pay attention to teaching abilities :D ). What I really, really like especially is that you introduced us to a part of the world we don't know much about, provided more information about it in your description, and by doing that raised awareness of the conditions of people's lives in Nepal. I think these kind of videos are a great way of letting us be more familiar with the unknown parts of the world and their inhabitans because it cultivates compassion and understanding of the differences, which, as this video shows, are very often only due to the fact that some gene in a group of people switched on (or off) just because those people lived for a long time in certain set of climate/geographical conditions. By using a mixture of science, humor and a captivating way of presentation I think you are doing a very important job in a great way!

zorakandbrac : but what about political correctness, are you telling me some people have genetic dispositions to be better in certain environments? no no no no facts aren't allowed to trump my feelings that every one is 100% equal and the same, denise from venice beach is just as capable as the sherpa's and don't you dare tell her other wise you sexist bigots.

titanium9000 : Very informative and just enough humor to keep things really interesting. This video is a breath of fresh (sea-level) o2.. Thumbs up!*

Aashik KC : im from nepal..we r proud to haave mount everest n many more mountains.. proud to be sherpa

timlawn1 : This was an excellent summary of a complex topic. I have received lectures from Dan Martin and Ned Gilbert, two big names in this field of research, and you're information was more or less spot and extremely concise. If you fancy looking at this from another angle go have a look at how Sherpa adaptation differs from Andean populations. A fascinating example of evolution finding strikingly different solutions to the same problem. A recent paper has also indicated a third, unique style of adaption in Ethiopian highlanders!

Anthony Jackson : So they would do terribly in ocean level swim race?

pietro scelfo : Interesting. Well presented. You should dispense with the random silliness.

meenasherpa : I am a sherpa

meenasherpa : My name is Meena Sherpa

Dracoon Havoc : I am From Nepal And i Like the Title..

blogorgonopsid : Brilliant video. I wouldn't change anything with it. The only thing I have to state is that I simply can't forget Xavier's school for gifted! No, I don't want to! :-D

Augustine Coronado : Basically this video tells me to never get in a brawl with a sherpa. I have a feeling they could kick some ass of they had to

kamal lama : from sherpa.

Discovery🌎 : thanks for video

zachcolt : With all that being said, I wonder how well a sherpas body would hand sea level strenuous activities. Would they be better, or are there bodies more suited for high altitude alone.

LfunkeyA : how do sherpas handle low altitude, or sea level? do they get even stronger or is it their weakness?

dematson : I am edified.