Bowers Programs

PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest (2022) + Q&A with Producer/Writer Sharon Wood


Discover the tragic and inspiring journey of Pasang Lhamu, a Sherpa who became the first Nepali woman to summit Everest in 1993. As an uneducated, indigenous woman and a Buddhist in a Hindu kingdom, Pasang’s dream to scale the legendary mountain pit her against family, foreign climbers, her own government, and nature itself. Her determined pursuit of Everest plays out within the context of her nation’s quest for democracy and the emergence of the commercial climbing industry. As told by the Nepalis who knew her, by some of the world's most notable alpinists, and by Pasang herself, her historic quest transfixed her country and uplift a new generation's belief in its possibilities.

Followed by a Q&A with Producer/Writer Sharon Wood.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium 

Ticketed Event: Member $20 | General $30 | Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged.

TICKETS: Purchase online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

August 27, 2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


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