My name is Lhakpa Sherpa. I hold the world record for most Everest summits for women at 9 summits. I am also the first Nepali woman to summit Everest and survive. I grew up in a remote mountain village in the Himalaya's without electricity. Now I am a three children mom who immigrated to the United States in search of a better life. My goal is to make history in the world of mountaineering and after decades of climbing, I am now very close to achieving my dreams. I have worked many jobs in Connecticut to consistently return to Everest. Some of my jobs have included taking care of the elderly, house cleaning, and dish washing. I live paycheck to paycheck, saving just enough to return to Nepal on average every other year. I have no trainer, no nutritionist, and no endorsement deals. It has been difficult finding sponsors and that is why I turn to the public to hopefully gain enough support to accomplish my goal.
Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mount Everest was opened at the last minute and it wasn't possible to travel to Nepal on such short notice. I was planning on climbing Everest for the 10th time this year, further breaking my own record. However K2 is at this time still open. If enough money is raised, I will go climb K2 in the summer months. To summit Everest and K2 in the same season would have been a first in mountaineering history. I will have to wait another year to attempt this. I have been to K2 before only to turn back at the highest camp near the summit due to inclement weather. If you support me, I will be able to cover my rent and bills while I go climbing. If you want to read more about me, visit my website cloudscapeclimbing . You can also follow me on facebook and instagram . Thank you all for your support.
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