Daring to Dream Sherpa Women Climbing K2

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Title:Daring to Dream Sherpa Women Climbing K2

ISBN:9789937071789

Author:Frances Klatzel

Publisher:Mera Publication

Publish Year:2020

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Children Books | Mountaineering / Climbing

Language:English

Remarks:Colour Illustrations by Alina Chhantel, Glossary and Acknowledgments.

Pages:66

Size:230 x 240 mm

Weight(gms):255

Price:USD 10.00

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  • “As a human being we should have a dream. Our dream teaches us to live our life, our dream motivates us to go further in our life.” Maya Sherpa
    Daring to Dream tells the story of Pasang, Maya, and Dawa as they struggled with their own decisions on climbing K2, the mountainous obstacles overcome to raise the necessary funds, and the challenging journey and climb.

    More than an account of climbing, the book tells the story of three women determined to achieve their dreams. It tells of their perseverance in facing the endless challenges from mounds of bureaucracy to the treacherous slopes of the mountain. Dawa, Maya, and Pasang are role models to inspire women in Nepal and around the world.
    Daring to climb the most dangerous of the world’s high peaks, three determined Sherpa women set out in June 2014 on an expedition to K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, in Pakistan’s Karakorum range.

    Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Maya Sherpa, and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa were all experienced climbing instructors and guides who had already climbed Mt Everest. When they wanted to climb K2, family and friends asked why they would want to take such risks on ‘the killer mountain’.

    “We wanted to show women that if you just follow your dreams, even as a woman, you can do anything. Nothing is impossible,” says Pasang.

     

    Frances Klatzel

    Frances Klatzel is at home in the Canadian Rockies and the Himalaya. She initially worked for the Canadian Parks Service, but in 1980 first came to Nepal to trek and see the mountains. Soon, the people and cultures of this diverse land became her reason for staying. Since then, she has spent decades working in Nepal, much of that time in the valleys around Everest. From 1983-89, she helped create a museum and Sherpa Cultural Centre at Tengboche Monastery near Mount Everest. She worked with the Abbot of Tengboche to document the culture and edited the Abbot’s Stories and Customs of the Sherpas. Since then, she has done documentation work for a variety of development organizations and fund raising for various worthy causes. During these experiences, she started wondering how to help those left out from conventional assistance. In 2005, she co-founded a non-profit organization, CORE International, to pursue this quest. Find out more about CORE at www.core-international.org
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