The conversation turned to the moon. How Beautiful, How blue, How mysterious, A spiritual teacher, How men had been there, and walked in the unknown. On that comment a Sherpa from a small village of 8 stone huts interrupted. "No man has been there!" He said it with complete conviction. We all smiled, humbled by the purity of the Sherpas statement. I said "Well yes, man has flown there". I grabbed a stick and mimicked a rocket flight.
The Sherpas are mountain people, they walk everywhere. They will walk 3 days to make a 3 minute phone call. 2 days to visit a friend for an hour. The trails are stony and steep.
The Sherpa interrupted again "No! No! No! You show me the trail that goes there."