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Mothered by Mountains

A man’s place is on the mountain, a woman’s place is in the home. That’s the message Pasang had always heard but was never willing to accept.

Featuring: Pasang Lhamu Akita Sherpa, Sareena Rai

Run time: 16 minutes
Pasang Lhamu's go-against-the-grain nature made her Nepal’s first mountaineering instructor and National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year. What was supposed to be a film about women empowerment becomes something so much more as Pasang and Sareena, a punk rocker and unlikely climbing companion, attempt a first ascent together.