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.

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    Significant Ascents

    Mount Everest
    Mt. Langdung – First Winter Ascent
    Ama Dablam
    Mt. Chiki-Go
    Island Peak (3)
    Yala Peak (3)
    Mount Rainier
    Mount Baker


    IFMGA Certified Guide
    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

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