A Climbing Star Sets Her Sights on Bringing Relief to Her Home Country of Nepal

On April 25, 2015, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal, triggering massive landslides and avalanches that killed or injured thousands. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, one of Nepal’s rising stars in climbing, tirelessly joined relief efforts in the most remote mountain villages.

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is a 2016 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. 
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