Oct 19, 2016- The English version of mountaineer Lhakpa Phuti Sherpaâ€™s memoir Himalma Chaalis Barsha-Forty years in the Mountains-has been released. The Nepali version of the book was released in 2014.
The book encapsulates Sherpaâ€™s musings about her distinguished mountaineering career. Sherpa, born and raised in Solukhumbu district, started her journey as a mountaineer at a tender age of 13, and has been active in the sector for four decades.
Along with the authorâ€™s personal reflections, the book also captures the lifestyle, and socio-politics of Nepalâ€™s mountainous region. Moreover, the book also features interesting anecdotes from the authorâ€™s memories with Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepali woman to reach Mt Everestâ€™s summit.
Forty Years in the Mountains is divided into 114 short chapters and highlights Sherpaâ€™s life, from her birth, through a poverty-torn childhood, to her ascend to becoming one of Nepalâ€™s leading mountaineers.
Forty Years in the Mountains is published by Lhakpa Phuti Trust.