National Geographic Adventure: 2016 Adventurer of the Year Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita
Take a look at this inspiring article 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: