Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights


This photo taken on January 4, 2018 shows Nepali mountain guide Dawa Yangzum Sherpa posing with a mountaineering certificate in Kathmandu. -AFP

KATHMANDU: When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal’s first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.

Last month, the 27-year-old completed a rigorous course run by the Swiss-based International Federation of Mountain Guides, often described as a PhD in mountaineering.

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