What is an "ordinary Sherpa"?


An "ordinary Sherpa" refers to making adventure accessible to everyday people and families, especially working families. The term combines the traditional role of Sherpas, who are essential guides in high-altitude climbing in regions like Mount Everest, with the ordinary aspects of daily life. Heidi Dusek adopted this term to invoke the idea of being a guiding helper or resource for families seeking adventure in ordinary settings, aiding them in achieving their personal "summit" of adventure goals. This concept is part of building an "adventure muscle" through small daily challenges and activities that make adventure a comfortable and regular part of life 1.

Ordinary Sherpa

Heidi, an ordinary mom, shares her concept of an "ordinary Sherpa" and how adventure can be accessible to working families with the help of a community.


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