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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{A sherpa porter is carrying a huge load of climbers luggage up a Himalayan track. Further back down the track an overweight climber is following, carrying nothing.}
label for porter: Sherpa
label for climber: Shirker

The author writes:

When I was a kid, I thought a Sherpa was a Himalayan porter. Like there were these people who existed purely to carry equipment for western climbers up Mt Everest. I'm not sure where they supposed to have come from when the first European climbers arrived. Now I know they're a people who exist for a range of other reasons, like polyandry. Or something.

Drawn in Krita and Inkscape.