John Snorri’s wife, Lina, contacted Sajid to ask if he’d be willing to retrieve her husband’s body from the mountain.
“There were also rumors that the Nepalese cut the fixed ropes, which was just false. We had no time to think of anything other than returning safely to camp. We are a Buddhist people, and our karma does not allow us to do such things. That was a huge public underestimation of Sherpa ethics. We have supported generations of Westerners and proved our loyalty and honesty.”