“Many of the best-known mountaineers become icons because they are visionaries who will stop at nothing to reach their goals and who refuse to give up, even after utter failure, often repeatedly. This intimate portrait expertly mixes archival footage, family video and interviews with world-renowned mountaineers reflecting on their place in the story. By layering personal, cultural, and political barriers, this multifaceted story shows how Pasang Lhamu Sherpa spends her life overcoming, in order to become the first Nepalese woman to summit Mount Everest. Huge congratulations and thanks to Nancy Svendsen and team for celebrating this unsung hero.”

– Jury, BANFF Mountain FF, Banff, Canada

Festivals and Screenings
December 12 & 15, 2022  |  bbk Mendi Film  |  Bilbao, Spain

∗ Winner – Best Mountain Culture and Nature Film

October 7 & 8, 2022  |  BendFilm Festival  | BendFilm, OR

∗ Winner – Audience Award – Best Feature

August 26, 2022  |  Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival  |  Middlebury, VT

∗ Winner! Audience Award
∗ Winner! AICEF Prize for Cross-Cultural Filmmaking
∗ Winner! Clio Visualizing History Prize for the Advancement of Women in Film

June 23, 2022  |  Bentonville Film Festival  |  Bentonville, AR 

∗ Honorable Mention, Jury Award, Documentary Feature

May 26 & 28, 2022  |  Mountainfilm  |  Telluride, CO

∗ Winner! Charlie Fowler Best Adventure Film