How Nepalese porters carry huge loads on their heads

Nepalese porters carry the most extreme loads – often in excess of their own body weight – at high altitudes, but how do they do it? Having already discovered that African women carrying heavy burdens on their heads use energy conserving mechanisms while walking, scientists have now revealed that Nepalese porters eschew that method – instead opting to do it ‘the hard way, through pure exertion. 17 days ago