The first International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) certified South Asian female guide Dawa Yangzum Sherpa is on a high after being selected as a Global Athlete by The North Face! The mountaineer’s new partnership with The North Face that came last week (according to THT) is definitely a reason to celebrate.

Basically, this tie-up between The North Face and Dawa is super special as not many professional mountaineers from Nepal have received such level of interest from a global brand. This also means that Dawa will receive a fixed payment – a salary – from The North Face and additional support when she’s taking on another 8000m+ mountain (varies according to the purpose).

This is spectacular news! Let’s hope many more from Nepal receive such global brand tie-up as well. Looking forward to seeing her profile soon on the athletes section of The North Face website.

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