Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa is the only female climber from Rolwaling Valley, home to more than 70 other notable climbers and Everest summiteers. She has been a frequent competitor in ultra-marathons including the 350 km Everest Sky Race and Annapurna Mandala Trail. Dawa started working as a trekking guide in 2008 and began climbing in 2009. Since taking up climbing, she has summited Mt. Everest from the south, Yala Peak, Island Peak, Ama Dablam , Cho-Oyu from the Tibet side and also worked as a climbing ranger on Mt Rainier. In 2014, Dawa successfully summited K2 as part of the first Nepalese female team. She also works as instructor at the Khumbu Climbing Center in Nepal.

Dawa was recently featured in Outside Magazine.

Guide For:

Aconcagua
Denali

Significant Ascents

Mount Everest
Makalu
K2
Cho-Oyu
Kanchenjunga
Mt. Langdung – First Winter Ascent
Ama Dablam
Denali
Aconcagua
Mt. Chiki-Go
Island Peak (3)
Yala Peak (3)
Mount Rainier
Mount Baker

Certifications

IFMGA Certified Guide
WFR/CPR
Avalanche Level 1
Leave No Trace Trainer

Awards & Recognition

On July 24th, 2014, Dawa and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa were two of the first women to climb K2
Second Place (Female) Annapurna Mandala Trail Race (350 km)
Winner, IFSC National Open Lead Climbing Competition
First Nepali female VIP Climbing Ranger, Mt. Rainier National Park
First female member, National Geographic team, Everest

Our leaders were superb and …., Alpine Ascents seemed to be very respected by other guided groups on the mountain. Based on what I saw on the mountain and in various camps, I think our guides were some of the best on the mountain

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