Pema Diki Sherpa

Pema Diki Sherpa is twenty-four years old and hails from the Dolakha district in the eastern part of Nepal.  Before joining the mountaineering community she worked in acupuncture clinic.  Her father is a trekking guide, and through him she came to know about an all-female expedition to Everest which she was able to join with nine other Nepali women.  Since that time she has been deeply involved in the field of professional mountaineering.  In 2008 she and her team successfully summited Mount Everest, 8848m.  Following that success, she and six other women from the team decided to climb the seven highest summits on all of the seven continents. In addition to Everest, they have conquered Kosciuszko, 2228m, in Australia and Elbrus, 5642m, in Europe.  To learn more about Pema’s team and to keep up with their adventures, please visit their website or Facebook page. They have also formed non-profit organization called Global Inclusive Adventure (GIA) of which Pema serves as secretary.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s