grew up in Makalu, Nepal. In her village there was no school so she worked. In 2000, she
was the leader of the Sherpa woman's expedition sponsored by
Asian trekking. She became the first Nepali woman to Summit Mount Everest and
return alive on May 18th, 2000. In 2001, she returned to the mountain. Alleged
that she was sexually harassed, a story that has never been told publicly, she looked
help. She found George Dijmarescu on the mountain and she joined with him and
summited the mountain a second time in 2001. In 2002 she married George and
they had a baby girl, Sunny. Her Everest career, took a year off in 2002 for
having the baby. But she returned
in 2003 with her 15 year old sister and summited for the third time. George
Dijmarescu oxygen failed on summit day, so he summited later in the season
that year for his 5th summit of Everest.
Mr and Mrs
Hillary with Lakpa Sherpa and her 15 year old sister who summited
Everest last year...
In 2004, they returned to Everest with "The
Connecticut Everest Expedition 2004". George and Lakpa summited, for his 6th time (one
without oxygen) and her 4th time.
So who is this woman who has summited Everest 4 times and
married a man who swam the
Danube River, jumped from a moving train and made his way alone through the
Alps to escape the brutality of communist Romania under Nicolae Ceausescu?
As Lakpa gets ready for her 5th
summit of Everest, with a goal of summiting the world's highest mountain 10
times, look at who she is: First the facts and video: Lakpa has
summited the mountain 4 times on the 4 expeditions. Something only a few that walk
this earth a few can say...
Lakpa, for those who know her, is a complex woman. Take a look at the videos
on the PBS site and the stories PBS ran (partnering with EverestNews.com in
some cases in the past). Get a rare look at this woman climber who is setting
a standard on Everest...