About your trainer

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

I grew up in a Himalayan village with no electricity or running water, but by age 9, I knew I would someday summit Mount Everest. I accomplished my dream at age 21, then went on to become the first Nepali woman, and one of just over 100 women worldwide, to earn mountaineering's most elite title—International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) certification. I was also part of the first all-female team from Nepal to reach the summit of K2, and made a first ascent on Mount Langdung in Rolwaling Valley – my home!

What I provide

I provide video consults to help you with your mountaineering, climbing, and skiing adventures. As a certified IFMGA mountain guide, I have a wealth of knowledge that I have sharpened on mountains like Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga in Nepal. I look forward to sharing it with you!

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Mentoring the Next Generation

When I started climbing, there were only a few female climbers in Nepal, but now, that number has grown. To support the movement, I started a climbing program for Nepalese women. I always thought the hardest part would be helping my athletes overcome their physical limitations, but I quickly realized the biggest hurdles were psychological, emotional, and cultural. Throughout the course, I am blessed to witness their transformation. By the end, I see young, confident women ready to take on life's adventures.

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Accomplishments

  • First Ascent, Mt. Cheki (6200m), 2010
  • Everest, 2012
  • Youngest Female, K2, 2014
  • First Winter Ascent, Mt. Langdung (6357m), 2017
  • IFMGA Certification, 2017