Have you heard of Lhakpa Sherpa?
By Judy Evans
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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• Gainesville, Florida
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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