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PHOTO: Nima Tenji Sherpa

Nepali women continue to break boundaries. Hailing from Rolwaling Valley, Dawa Yangzum Sherpa has created history by becoming the country’s first international female mountain guide. The twenty-seven year old mountaineer who has summited the world’s highest peak received the certification from International Federation of Mountain Guides Association for the five-year programme that’s often compared to as a Ph.D in mountaineering. This is the highest qualification in the world for leading people in the mountains (climbing, mountaineering, skiing).

Sherpa who has quite a story is keen on meeting aspiring climbers, especially women with passion for adventure. She recently met a group of women’s team aspiring to climb Mount Everest in 2018 last week in Kathmandu. Dawa was also part of a team led by Nima Tenji Sherpa which made the first ever successful ascent of Mt Langdung (6357m) in the winter season on December 20, 2017. The team led by Nima consisted of Dawa Yangzum Sherpa (27), Dawa Gyalje Sherpa (38) and Pasang Kidar Sherpa (35).

Mount Langdung Ascent.
Photo: Nima Tenji Sherpa

 

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