Pasang lhamu sherpa akita renjo pass

Mountaineer Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, 31, 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 in a culture lacking opportunities for women. 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.

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