Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest chronicles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s tragic and inspiring journey to become the first Nepali woman to summit Everest in 1993. As an uneducated, indigenous woman and a Buddhist in a Hindu kingdom, Pasang’s dream to scale the legendary mountain pits her against family, foreign climbers, her own government, and nature itself. Her determined pursuit of Everest plays out within the context of her nation’s quest for democracy and the emergence of the commercial climbing industry. As told by the Nepalis who knew her, by some of the world’s most notable alpinists, and by Pasang herself, PASANG: The Shadow of Everest, documents her historic quest that would transfix her country and uplift a new generation’s belief in its possibilities.

Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest is the recipient of the Special Jury Prize at the 8th Annual Ulsan Ulju Mountain Film Festival in Korea
Winner of the Honorable Mention Jury Award for Documentary Feature at the 2022 Bentonville Film Festival.
Nevada City Film Festival - WINNER Audience Award - 2022
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival - WINNER Audience Award - 2022
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Award - AICEF Prize for Cross-Cultural Filmmaking - 2022
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival - Clio Visualizing History Prize for the Advancement of Women in Film - 2022
Winner of the 2022 MountainFilm Charlie Fowler Best Adventure Film Award
Winner Best Film Mountain Culture for the 2022 BANFF Mountain Film Festival
Winner Best Mountain Film at the 2022 Kendal Mountain Festival
Winner of the Best Culture & Nature Film Kutlura eta Natrua Film Onena at the 2022 BBK Mendi Film in Balbao
Winner of the Best Feature - Wild Spirit Award at the 2023 NY Wild Film Festival
Winner of the 2022 Coast Film & Music Festival Spirit Award