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Mountaineer program: Nimdoma Sherpa
February 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Hub, the public computer center at the Port Jervis Free Library, will host an internationally recognized mountaineer, Nimdoma Sherpa, at 6:30 p.m. February 20.
There is no charge for this program, but seating is limited, so register today to reserve your place. Call The Hub at 845-856-7313, ext. 5, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or register in person.
Preregistration is absolutely required for this program.
In 2008 Nimdoma Sherpa became the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest. She will discuss the challenges of climbing the highest summits on each of the seven continents and why she does it. In May 2008, she became the youngest woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Today she serves as the flag bearer for the United Nations World Food Program.
Nimdoma Sherpa was born into a poor Sherpa family in a remote Himalayan village in Nepal. At five years old, she began attending school through a school meals program run by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).
Originally, her parents sent her to school for the opportunity to receive a healthy meal each day, but Nimdoma gradually became a high achiever and moved to Kathmandu to attend a larger school.
When she graduated from high school, she became the first in her family to do so.
After finishing high school, Nimdoma joined the First Inclusive Women’s Sagarmatha Expedition, an all-female mountaineering team supported by the WFP.
In May 2008, all 10 team members successfully summited Mount Everest, making 17-year-old Nimdoma the youngest woman to have reached the summit. Her success on Everest was recounted in a children’s coloring book titled “Snow Leopard, the Yeti and the Girl Who Climbed Mount Everest,” published by the WFP to promote the use of school meals to reduce child hunger. Copies of the coloring book will be distributed to program attendees.
In 2009, Nimdoma and six of her Nepalese Sagarmatha Expedition teammates formed the Seven Summits Women Team, an all-female team whose goal is to climb to the summit of the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
They completed the task upon reaching Mount Mt Vinson Massif on Antarctica in 2014. Fewer than 400 people in the world have climbed the Seven Summits. Fewer than 100 of them are women.