National Geographic Adventure: 2016 Adventurer of the Year Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita

An amazing and very inspiring article written by Mary Anne Potts about National Geographic’s 2016 Adventurer of the Year – Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita.

Pasang grew up in Lukla, Nepal, in the shadow of Everest. By the time she was 15, she’d lost both her parents and was left to care for her six-year-old sister. Still, she made her way up the world’s tallest peaks (K2 and Everest, to name a few) and has continued to work tirelessly to serve the disadvantaged in the aftermath of the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

Read the full story and interview with Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita on National Geographic.

Published by Hetty Key

If I’m outside I’m happy! Fell running, mountain biking, climbing or skiing I just love getting out and pushing myself as hard as I can. As a women in adventure, I have found female role models really inspiring and motivating. There are definite moments I have really doubted myself and considered packing something in or giving up, but it’s at these points looking to someone I can relate to, be that a friend or pro, really helps. Though this project I would love to find more of this type of relateable inspiration as well as being part of the wider movement to help remove any barriers to participation. Visit my site Mud, Chalk & Gears

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