Dawa Yangzum Sherpa Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fundraiser
Dawa Yangzum Sherpa presents her experiences summiting Everest & K2 in “Mountaineering as a Woman in Today’s World”, a Nepal Earthquake recovery fundraiser for The Maya Sherpa Project.
On July 24th, 2014 Dawa Yangzum became one of only 18 women to ever summit 8,611 m (28,251 feet) K2 in Pakistan. This achievement was the culmination of years or hard work and struggle from growing up in a small village in Nepal to becoming a female porter then guide and finally mountaineer.
After the dual earthquakes and countless aftershocks that have devastated communities in Nepal, Dawa Yangzum has put her climbing career on hold in order to assist in the recovery of her home country.
As part of the recovery process, she presented a very personal and inspirational slideshow about her climbing pursuits to a full capacity crowd at the Mt Everest Cafe in Fort Collins, Colorado on May 17th, 2015. The event was a fundraiser for a Colorado-based non-profit called The Maya Sherpa Project.
The Maya Sherpa Project that is dedicated to contributing resources that will sustain the well-being of the Sherpa communities in the Solukhumbu region of the Himalayas. The focus on support is with education, health care and environmental issues. Nepal is going to need financial assistance for years to come, so please consider making your own donation to the Maya Sherpa Project at http://mayasherpaproject.com/donation