Have you heard of Lhakpa Sherpa?

@JudyEv (218340)
Bunbury, Australia
May 31, 2020 8:44pm CST
I’ve just commented on a post by JimB o (@JimBo452020). You can read it here: https://www.mylot.com/post/3372706/another-plant-unknown. JimB o calls his clematis bush Edmund Hilary as it is a climber. I suggested it was too beautiful to be an Edmund Hilary but should be renamed Lhakpa Sherpa. She has climbed Mt Everest nine times, the most of any women. I first read about her when we were in Nepal. Lhakpa Sherpa was born in Nepal, one of eleven children, but now lives in Connecticut. She wasn’t allowed to attend school and now earns a modest living cleaning and/or dish-washing. Women were once discouraged from climbing. In 2015, she reached the summit with her brother and 15-year-old sister. She saves hard each year so she fly back to Nepal to attempt another ascent. Photo is one Vince took of Mt Everest from a plane. Mt Everest is the pointy bit.
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@moffittjc (87890)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun
Beautiful photo! I'm glad that Lhakpa Sherpa was able to fulfill her dreams of climbing Mt. Everest! It's quite an accomplishment to say that you have climbed the mountain once; to say it is nothing less than spectacular that she did it nine times is an understatement!
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jun
There are a couple of guides who have done it something like 20 times. They must be devils for punishment.
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@moffittjc (87890)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun
@JudyEv And I'm sure it doesn't get any easier for them, no matter how many times they've been to the summit.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
@moffittjc That's so true. You'd probably just become more aware of the dangers.
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@thelme55 (48192)
• Germany
1 Jun
What a wonderful story! I am glad Lhakpa Sherpa has shown to the world included her fellow countrymen that women can also climb the mountains.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jun
She says that she climbs for women. She must be very tough - and brave.
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@thelme55 (48192)
• Germany
1 Jun
@JudyEv She is indeed.
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@LadyDuck (296404)
• Switzerland
1 Jun
Congratulations to Vince, this is a beautiful photo. You are so right that the flower should be renamed Lhakpa Sherpa, she deserves to be remembered.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jun
I think she might have a sponsor now but she has done most of her climbs without financial help.
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@LadyDuck (296404)
• Switzerland
1 Jun
@JudyEv It is hard to pay for climbing without a sponsor.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
@LadyDuck Especially if you are just a kitchen hand/cleaner/etc.
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@Alexandoy (65101)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jun
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, it was a fascinating story. Even now it is so dangerous to climb the peak of Mt. Everest.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jun
There are many who have lost their lives trying to climb Everest.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
@Alexandoy They don't even bring the bodies down now.
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@marguicha (155880)
• Chile
1 Jun
Awesome post! We should all help Lhakpa Sherpa return to Nepal to fulfill her dream.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jun
So far, she has done it all with very little financial help.
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@LowRiderX (20532)
• Serbia
1 Jun
I have never heard, I would love to visit Nepal
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jun
I had never heard of her either but what an achievement.
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@LowRiderX (20532)
• Serbia
1 Jun
@JudyEv Yes, on this site I read everything new and beautiful, I learned a lot of things, because everyone knows something
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
@LowRiderX I have learnt so much here.
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@Corbin5 (197800)
• United States
1 Jun
What an amazing woman she happens to be. That is a magnificent photo.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
Imagine standing on the top of that peak. You would have to feel insignificant in a way.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
@Corbin5 I think it is often really windy at the summit too.
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@rebelann (73641)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Jun
Awesome picture. I love that there is a cloud on that peak. I'm so glad I don't like mountain climbing.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
People put themselves through all sorts of pain sometimes, don't they?
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@rebelann (73641)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Jun
Yes they do @JudyEv I prefer to remain safe on level ground where I didn't need to climb to reach.
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@sallypup (39853)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Jun
You have an entire book written right here. That lady is quite the adventurer.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
I'm sure her story would be very readable. Her husband assaulted her on one climb and knocked her out.
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@sallypup (39853)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Jun
@JudyEv A pox on all such nasty people.
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@just4him (215151)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Jun
I knew I heard the name before and recently in connection with Mt. Everest. It would be a good name for his plant. She was an amazing woman.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
She deserves to be better known really.
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@just4him (215151)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun
@JudyEv Yes, she does.
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@DocAndersen (26091)
• United States
1 Jun
what a heart warming, but sad story. I have only seen Everest from the air, always looking down (barely)
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jun
Vince tells people he's been to x feet without oxygen then eventually tells them the cabin was pressurised. lol
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@DocAndersen (26091)
• United States
1 Jun
@JudyEv that is pretty good, i am going to use that one!
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@arunima25 (42546)
• Bangalore, India
1 Jun
Yes. I once saw a short news documentary about her. Nine times is really a huge achievement.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jun
I knew nothing about her until we went to Nepal.
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@arunima25 (42546)
• Bangalore, India
2 Jun
@JudyEv Yes there are many such unsung heroes around the world. I too came to know of her only when I came across this documentary while surfing channels.
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• Agra, India
1 Jun
Wow ..nine times is definitely a big number
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jun
She must be very tough - and skilful.
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• Agra, India
4 Jun
@JudyEv yes...I would completely agree
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@RasmaSandra (34764)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Jun
That is an amazing photo. She is certainly one determined lady and good for her.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
It's a pity she can't get sponsorship to help with the financial expenses.
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@Inlemay (17459)
• South Africa
2 Jun
wow - climbing ones would be enough for me, but she obviously finds some peace doing it over and over again.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
She says she climbs for all women.
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@LindaOHio (43321)
• United States
1 Jun
That's an amazing story of a strong woman.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
It's incredible. She must be so tough.
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@CarolDM (88265)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Jun
Love the view, wow!
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
Imagine being on that peak! It would be awesome.
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@snowy22315 (95371)
• United States
1 Jun
Wow, that is an amazing story.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
Some people follow their dream whatever the odds against them.
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@JimBo452020 (18238)
• Montrose, Scotland
1 Jun
Nice pic.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
Himself was pretty pleased with it.
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@JESSY3236 (12968)
• United States
1 Jun
pretty photo. That's a cool story. I never heard of her.
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@JudyEv (218340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
I hadn't either. She doesn't have a high profile.
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