Lakpa Rita Sherpa
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP
Following the screening of the feature documentary, Sherpa, join Eileen Bistrisky onstage in coversation with Lakpa Sherpa.
Lakpa’s climbing and guiding achievements are significant, with 17 summits of Mt. Everest on over 23 expeditions (a record 253 climbers on the summit under his leadership), seven guided summits of Cho-Oyu and numerous other peaks in Nepal. Currently, Lakpa and his family reside in Seattle. He is a guide, leader and friend of the highest quality. He also is known as “The Best Sirdar in the Khumbu”, and his legendary strength is veiled by his charm and humility. As Sirdar (Sherpa captain) he directs and organizes teams of Sherpa for every Himalayan expedition. Possessing unparalleled expertise in the mountains, Lakpa is one of the only Sherpa working as a full-time Mountain Guide around the world. In February 2009, Lakpa became the first Sherpa, and first Nepali to climb the Seven Summits. Here he is on the summit of Kilimanjaro. Lakpa was named one of Outside Magazine’s “Adventurers of The Year” for 2013.