Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa: the women who conquered the Himalayas


The Ama Dablam Exbhidition will be lead by Pasang Lhama Sherpa.
Pasang Lhama Sherpa was born in a small village of Khumjung, the center of Everest Region or Sagarmatha in the East Nepal. She grew up in Lukla. She lost her mother when she was 12. She raised and educated her younger sister. Her motto was never giving in to difficulties. Her family life situation taught her a lot and helped her discover her inner core. She keeps on setting new targets and scaling the loftiest heights. Also in a literal sense. Similarly to her namesake, Pasang Sherpa, the first woman to climb Everest, she also decided to pursue a carreer in mountaineering. She has summited Everest and is one of only 8 women to have summited the second highest and technically the most challenging mountain in the world -- K2.
In 2004, she started her mountaineer carreer when she trained with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Done with all training courses in Nepal, she travelled to France. There she got mountaineering diploma course from ENSA. Subsequently, she climbed the Mount Everest from the Tibetan side. In 2012, she successfully summited K2 as a part of the first all-woman expedition. She also conquered numerous other Himalayan peaks - Yala Peak, Nangpai Gusung, Ama Dablam, Mt Putta Hiunculi. Nowadays she is the only female mountaineering instructor in Nepal.