Dawa Yangzum Sherpa: my favourite mountain
Dawa Yangzum Sherpa is a record-breaking mountain climber whose accolades, like her, know no bounds. She first climbed Everest in 2012. Five years later, she was awarded International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) certification, becoming Nepal’s first female international mountaineering guide. Then in 2019, she was the first Nepalese woman to summit the world’s fifth-highest mountain, Makalu. She was part of a team of three Nepalese women who were the first from their country to summit K2. And she was the first woman in the world to reach Manaslu's true summit in 2021. Here, Sherpa reveals why Ama Dablam, in Nepal, provides the most stunning mountain experience in the world.