With Sapana Sakya: The Long Climb Up
Nepali journalist Sapana Sakya, who accompanied the Sherpa
women's team, talks about ambition, altitude sickness and the
changing role of women in Nepal.
The Legacy of Sherpa Women Mountaineers
She rose from kitchen girl to star of a national stamp. Read
about immortalized Nepali heroine Pasang Lhamu, who successfully
scaled Everest in 1993, but died in her descent.
*Update: On May 22, 2003, the day of FRONTLINE/World's
broadcast of the "Dreams of Chomolongma" story, Lhakpa Sherpa
summitted Everest for the third time, setting a world record for