Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa

100 mins


Lhakpa Sherpa’s life straddles two wildly disparate worlds. A dishwasher at a Whole Foods in Connecticut, she is also the first Nepali woman to climb Mount Everest and survive. Once forced to conceal her gender to pursue the sport she loves, Lhakpa and the current stages of her remarkable journey are chronicled in this film as she prepares for a tenth Everest summit, a new record for female mountaineers. In her low-altitude life in the United States, Lhakpa faces a gamut of challenges as an immigrant, a single mother of two teenage daughters and a survivor of spousal abuse. Throughout this inspiring and uplifting narrative, Lhakpa’s determination and indomitable spirit shine through. Hers is a true heroine’s story.

Production Team

Lucy Walker

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.
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