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PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest - Virtual World Premiere

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Women on Everest Today

Featuring a conversation with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa moderated by Lex Limbu


About Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

Athlete, professional mountain guide/instructor and Social Worker


In 2017, she received a certification from the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association, South Asia's first internationally recognized female guide (IFMGA). She has summited 12 of 8K peaks. 


Dawa Yangzum has climbed Everest several times and she became the first female Nepali woman to summit the fifth highest peak Makalu on 29 May 2019. On 26 July 2014, she was part of the all-female 3-member Nepali contingent to summit K2. 


Dawa's Accomplishments: 

First Ascent on Mt. Cheki (6200m), 2010 

Everest, 2012 

Youngest female on K2, 2014 

First winter ascent on Mt. Langdung (6357m), 2017  

IFMGA Certification, 2017, first Asian woman 

Makalu speed ascent, 21 hours, 2019 

Global Athlete of North Face 2019

Annapurna 1 without oxygen, first Nepali woman, 2021 

Manasulu, first woman to summit, Autumn 2021 

The first Nepali and the youngest ambassador for Rolex : 2021 

Broad Peak, first Nepali woman, 2022


About Lex Limbu, Moderator

Lex Limbu is a blogger, content creator, LGBTIQ+ activist, and a passionate advocate for cultural understanding and travel. He is the founder of Tracing Nepal, a travel experience that bridges the gap between Nepalis residing overseas to Nepal. He started his blog lexlimbu.com at the age of 16. 


Limbu is the son of a British Gurkha veteran and has lived in Brunei and the UK for the past 29 years. He completed his Masters in Tourism, Environment and Development from King's College London in 2016 and has working experience in the non-profit sector having worked in organizations such as the British Red Cross, UNICEF UK and ICIMOD.

  • Year
    2024
  • Runtime
    30 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    May 29, 2024
  • Social Media
  • Director
    Nancy Svendsen
  • Producer
    Follow Your Dream Foundation
  • Cast
    Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, Dawa Futi Sherpa, and Moderator Lex Limbu
  • Production Design
    Nicole C. Scott