Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest

71 mins


Transcending cultural barriers and consistently going against the grain, female Nepali climber Pasang Lhamu Sherpa attempted to summit Everest four times in the early nineties. Although she was not allowed to attend school as a child, Pasang did not let that stop her from pursuing her dreams. After founding her own trekking company in Kathmandu, she blazed a trail for Nepali women via her efforts to summit Everest. Proving how big you can dream and how far you can go to achieve those dreams, she left a legacy not only for the family she has left behind but for the myriad women following in her footsteps.

Colorado Premiere

Production Team

Nancy Svendsen

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2022 Mountainfilm Festival.

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