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  Sherpa Woman Climbing Workshop October, 2005


Update 10/18: Sherpa Woman Climbing Workshop, 18 October, 2005 

Here is a photo of a Wild Himalayan Tahr we saw along the trail today. These are a rare and endangered species. We are working our way up to Chukkung today, at 5100 metres, from whence we will set off for our training seminar on Island Peak. Thanks for listening!

Sherpa Woman Climbing Workshop. Dispatch 17 October, 2005.

 

Dear EverestNews.com readers,  Today is the first day of our 11 day training and development workshop for two of our woman Sherpa climbers.

 

The goal of this workshop is to bring more Sherpa women into the before now male dominated world of sherpa climbers. We will be conducting a variety of train exercises and developing skills through the next 11 days.

 

Our workshop staff consists of the following:

 

Climbing Student: Ms. Kandu Sherpa, Graduate of Nepal Mountaineering

 

Association Langtang Climbing School. Professional trekking guide for

SummitClimb.com

 

Guide Aspirant: Ms. Nima Dolma Sherpa, Graduate of Nepal Mountaineering

Association Manang Climbing School, Summitter of Ama Dablam 2004, attempted

Pumori spring 2005. Trainee trekking guide and Yak Driver for

SummitClimb.com

 

Lead Trainer: Ms. Elselien te Hennepe. Summiter of Ama Dablam 2004, attempted Pumori spring 2005. Trekking guide for SummitClimb.com and social worker in the Netherlands.

 

Local Advisor: Mr. Lakpa Kongle Sherpa, Veteran Climbing Sherpa, 3 Summits of Ama Dablam, 2 Summits of Pumori, 1 Summit of Everest, Island Peak 25 times, Farmer, father of eight children.

 

Support Staff: Mr. Gyeltsen Sherpa, Mr. Dorjee Sherpa, Mr. Sapte Sherpa.

 

Company Representative from SummitClimb.com : Mr. Daniel Mazur: 4 Summits of Ama dablam, 4 summits of Pumori, 1 Summit of Cho Oyu, 1 Summit of Everest, 1 Summit of Lhotse, 1 Summit of Mustagh Ata, 1 Summit of K2, G1, Makalu, Shishapangma, as well as as Aconcagua, Nojintangla, Denali 5 times, Korjenevskaya, etcetera.

 

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