Pemba Doma Sherpa
became the first Nepalese woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest
(Chomolungma-Goddess, Mother of Earth) and survive from the North side. (Lakpa
Sherpa was the first Nepalese woman (Sherpas woman) to summit Everest and
survive.) She is the second Nepalese woman who
summited Everest twice.
Pemba was raised by her
grandfather in the small village of Namche Bazaar. In the Himalayan foothills Pemba’s ambition to climb Everest grew at a young age while watching the
tourists and climbers pace by. Pemba would sometimes miss her school classes to
accompany her grandfather to the mountains where he sometimes worked as a
mountain guide. By the age of seven Pemba was already working on her climbing
skills and had climbed to 5000m. The first successful peak she climbed was
Island Peak (6200m), which is considered one of the hardest Himalayan peaks to
Pemba was determined to climb
Everest, but due to the financial demands of the mountain she moved to France in
her early 20’s and worked as a babysitter. This allowed her to start saving
money. In 1999 she was invited to join a Swiss expedition team up Everest. Pemba
continues to climb lower mountains in the Himalaya as well as hopes to climb
Everest a third time. She also works to, “set an example and to empower all
people, especially women, to realize their goals and fulfill their dreams,
whether it be climbing Everest or going back to school”.
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