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I've been working on a paper regarding the Himalays. As part of that, I've been learning about sherpas. I feel like I see these kinds of people watching or monitoring mountains. Either for weather or signs of trouble. I'm trying to figure out if these people that watch these mountains have a title or a name? I'd like to use it in my paper. Does anyone know what these people are called?

Thanks

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    ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Unicorns. – tchrist Apr 1 '14 at 13:03
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    they are sherpas. – anongoodnurse Apr 1 '14 at 13:27
  • It may be better to ask on a more appropriate Q&A site. Could be off topic on ELU. – Kris Apr 1 '14 at 13:33
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In the United States, such people are called spotters. They are activated when the National Weather Service believes there to be a risk of fire, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, etc. There are especially common in mountain areas at risk for wildfire during Red Flag days, but also get activated for other forms a severe weather.

  • Spotters are not a 'kind of people' who culturally watch the mountain weather -- I could be a 'spotter' if I wanted. – Kris Apr 1 '14 at 13:32
  • @Kris Nothing says “culturally”. Anyway, you couldn’t be a trained spotter without training. It’s normally a volunteer but trained position, but in some cases it is a paid one. – tchrist Apr 1 '14 at 13:42
  • 'Sherpas' are. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherpa_people – Kris Apr 1 '14 at 13:45

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