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In 40 percent of Nepali marriages, the bride is under the age of 14.
Learn more about Nepal, the Sherpas,
the Mount Everest region, Nepali women and life on the world's
highest peak. read more
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years after the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, FRONTLINE/World
presents the struggle of a team of young Sherpa women attempting to summit
the peak whose name in Nepali is Chomolongma, or "Mother
Goddess of the Universe." FRONTLINE/World climbs with the team
as they confront
storms, sickness, fear and the obstacles facing women in traditional
Sherpa culture. watch video >> read more >>
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.
a discussion with FRONTLINE/World "Dreams of Chomolongma" co-producers
Sapana Sakya and Ramyata Limbu about their adventures following
the first all-women Sherpa team to attempt to summit Everest.
*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