Reaching New Heights as a Nepali Sherpa Woman: K2, Everest and Beyond
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022
Rankin Science West room 293
The Department of Geography and Planning Speaker Series is hosting Dawa Yangzum Sherpa for a presentation titled “Reaching New Heights as a Nepali Sherpa Woman: K2, Everest and Beyond.” Sherpa is an International Federation of Mountain Guides Association Certified Mountain Guide and North Face Athlete. In 2019, she was a member of the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Expedition to Mt. Everest.
In her talk, Dawa will share her experiences as a Nepali Sherpa woman on the highest mountains in the world and in her work introducing girls and young women to mountains and climbing. She will also share her insights on climate change impacts in the Nepal Himalaya.
About the Department of Geography and Planning
The Department of Geography and Planning promotes the understanding of the spatial dimensions of human behavior within the physical and cultural systems of the earth, and the role of planning in achieving improvement in those systems. The department offers degrees in geography and in community and regional planning. Learn more at https://geo.appstate.edu.