Jun 19, 2016- Nepali mountaineer Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has received the National Geographic 2016 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year award in Washington DC, Akita shared pictures of her receiving the award on her Facebook page.
‘Thank you so much from bottom of my heart for each and everyone of you who supported me to this beautiful stage of life. I am so excited for this wonderful moment to be able to share with you all,’ Sherpa shared a status on Facebook.
Sherpa was named the National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year 2016 earlier on February.
Sherpa was born in Khumjung village in Solukhumbu. Having been brought up in close proximity to the mountains, she says her hobbies have always been related with trekking and mountaineering, which eventually developed interest in her to travel and explore new places.
In an interview with National Geographic, she told that she is currently working on a foundation to provide opportunities to attain education to women and girls.
(Source: http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/, June 19, 2016)