Everest climber Nirmal ‘Nirms’ Purja has confirmed he’s been hired to select a suitable site for the fashionable sandwich chain’s first Nepalese outlet.
The former Gurkha and Royal Marine is delighted the hordes of tourists who attempt the climb each year, will have somewhere to relax while queueing up for their turn at the summit.
“These days,” he observed, “success is more obscure than failure.”
“Think about it,” he continued, “when’s the last time you were told the name of someone who climbed it and came back safely?”
In a separate development, Sherpa Pemba Golu revealed Northern Irish band Snow Patrol are being considered to headline the base camp’s first music festival.