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"PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest" Chronicles the Inspiring Journey of First Nepali Woman Mountaineer Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Special: In a gripping cinematic portrayal, the award-winning documentary film "PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest" takes audiences on a poignant journey through the remarkable life of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the trailblazing Nepali mountaineer who etched her name in history as the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest in 1993.

Directed by Nancy Svendsen, the film skillfully unveils the captivating narrative of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa's historic triumph three decades ago, showcasing her resilience and courage. Pasang's ascent to the summit of Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain, was a momentous achievement, marking a significant milestone in mountaineering history.

Prior to her historic Everest summit, Pasang had conquered other formidable peaks, including Mount Blanc, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Yalapic, and Pisang Himal. Her relentless pursuit of the Everest summit saw three previous attempts before she ultimately succeeded on the fateful morning of April 22, 1993.

Tragically, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa's triumphant ascent was shadowed by a heartbreaking descent. As weather conditions rapidly deteriorated, she, along with her teammate Sonam Tshering Sherpa, lost their lives during the descent from the summit. Despite this tragedy, Pasang's legacy endures, and she was posthumously honored with the prestigious Nepal Tara by the king of Nepal – the first woman to receive this highest civilian award.

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa's life is now a powerful embodiment of Nepali women's courage, aspiration, and determination. Her inspiring journey, as documented in this award-winning film, serves as a testament to the true spirit of adventure, determination and life passion. Pasang's story transcends time, promising to inspire generations to come.

The documentary is set to screen in New York, and viewers are invited to witness this extraordinary tale of triumph, sacrifice, and the indomitable spirit of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa.

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