Nancy Svendsen


Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest

Pasang chronicles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s tragic and inspiring journey to become the first Nepalese woman to summit Everest in 1993. As an uneducated, indigenous woman and a Buddhist in a Hindu kingdom, Pasang’s dream to scale the legendary mountain pits her against family, foreign climbers, her own government and nature itself. Her determined pursuit of Everest plays out within the context of her nation’s quest for democracy and the emergence of the commercial climbing industry. As told by the Nepalese who knew her, by some of the world’s most notable alpinists and by Pasang herself, her historic quest would transfix her country and uplift a new generation’s belief in its possibilities.


Nepalesisch / engl. UT


Alpinism & Expeditions


71 min




Nancy Svendsen