July 04: Nepalese female climber Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita scaled the world’s ninth highest peak Mount Nanga Parbat (8,126m) in Pakistan becoming the first Nepali female climber to climb Mt Nanga Parbat.
According to sources, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (Akita) stood atop Nanga Parbat on July 1 there was a delay in confirming Akita’s ascent as her satellite phone was down. Now she reached the town where she told about her summit attempts.
She is on a mission to complete all 14 peaks above 8,000m. She had scaled Mt Makalu, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Everest, K2, Lhotse, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. This is her eighth out of 14 peaks above 8,000m. She will attempt to climb the remaining three 8000er peaks in Pakistan this summer.
She was also one of the three Nepali female climbers to summit K2 in 2014.
Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, another Nepali female climber who is also in Pakistan, is another Nepali female climber right behind Akita in the race to summit 14 peaks above 8,000m. She has already completed 7 peaks.