Have you got what it takes to join our orange-clad team of couriers?
We’re looking for people to join the team and became a Sherpa for a day!
Similar to our 2015 Sherpose contest in which we gave away an all expenses paid trip to Nepal, we’re looking to take two lucky winners to the Himalayas for two weeks!
However, instead of exploring and having fun, this time it’s serious. You’ll be undertaking your Sherpa’s courier training.
Did you know that all of our couriers start their Sherpa’s career with a trip to Everest base camp for a strenuous training program? There’s no better way to prepare yourself for a potential 18-story highrise climb if the elevators fail than by carrying a box of pizza up a mountain at high altitude in a blizzard.
Training begins at 5am with a cup of a coffee. We’re not monsters, c’mon! After a hot cup of java to get the body functioning, all courier cadets will get flexible with an hour long deep yoga stretch class…
…followed up by an hour-long calisthenics program and then meditation. Next up – food.
Lunch consists of a wide variety of cuisines so that the potential couriers can become acquainted with the items they may end up delivering.
After lunch is thoroughly analyzed, the findings are presented, and the food is eaten, courier trainees learn to ride horses. After all, an e-bike is the modern version of a horse, is it not? If you can handle a bucking bronco, you can handle China traffic.
Afterwards we’ll test your balance with crevasse crosses. Don’t look down!
Next up – wilderness survival. Couriers get dropped off on the mountain side with a single bottle of water, a light jacket, a delivery bag, and a piece of flint. Those who can survive the harsh mountain environment, can survive a chilly January night taco delivery.
Those who return to base camp will be rewarded with pizza and yak butter coffee for a much-needed caloric boost. This training continues on for two weeks before survivors head back to Shanghai.
Upon arrival, you will undergo the same rigourous language and mathematics training that all couriers complete. You need to be able to hold a basic conversation in the 38 different languages that represent the wide range of Sherpa’s customers. You will also be expected to use calculus to determine the differential equations for the cooling of pizza at different temperatures and rates of airflow.
Statistical modeling, including multiple and logistical regression, will also be introduced. If you complete this rigorous training, you’ll be qualified to run deliveries in Shanghai, Beijing, and Suzhou. Congrats!
For your chance to win this awesome honor, all you have to do is write a one page statement of purpose and include a photo of yourself.
Please email your application to:
We can’t wait to see your entries!