Mountain Films 2 - Pasang - In The Shadow Of Everest

ShAFF presents the feature film PASANG: IN THE SHADOW OF EVEREST The story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, Nepal's first women to summit Mt Everest.
Film: Pasang - In The Shadow Of Everest


Running time

71 minutes




Saturday 4 Mar '23 | 10:30am Screen 2

PASANG: IN THE SHADOW OF EVEREST tells the story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the indigenous trailblazer who battled racism, gender discrimination, and political opposition in her quest to become the first Nepali woman to summit Mt. Everest in 1993. Her courageous, tragic journey would greatly move her country, inspiring new generations to reach for their rights.

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.

This session complements Mountain Films 1, a session of the best new mountain films, featuring high altitude adventures from around the world.