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
Sherpa Woman Climbing Workshop.
Dispatch 17 October, 2005.
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.
workshop staff consists of the following:
Student: Ms. Kandu Sherpa, Graduate of Nepal Mountaineering
Langtang Climbing School. Professional trekking guide for
Aspirant: Ms. Nima Dolma Sherpa, Graduate of Nepal Mountaineering
Manang Climbing School, Summitter of Ama Dablam 2004, attempted
spring 2005. Trainee trekking guide and Yak Driver for
Trainer: Ms. Elselien te Hennepe. Summiter of Ama Dablam 2004, attempted
Pumori spring 2005. Trekking guide for SummitClimb.com and social worker in
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.
Staff: Mr. Gyeltsen Sherpa, Mr. Dorjee Sherpa, Mr. Sapte Sherpa.
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
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