Moving Mountains Nepal Vice ChairPasang Tendi Sherpa
Pasang Tendi Sherpa is the current Vice Chairperson of Moving Mountains Nepal.
He lives in Kathmandu with his wife Saraswoti and their two children Jubilee and Elli Dolma, where he manages Adventure Alternative Nepal and all the operations of both Adventure Alternative and Moving Mountains trips in Nepal.
He has climbed many of the famous peaks in his country (including numerous ascents on Everest) and is a well known personality at the Tourism Association for Nepal (TAAN) where he is a committee member. Pasang is very well travelled and has a lot of experience climbing in other parts of the world, including Aconcagua in Argentina and Denali in Alaska.
His English is excellent and he regularly visits his home village of Kharikhola (located in between Bumburi and Bupsa, the two main villages which have been developed by Moving Mountains Nepal) which is famous for producing a high number of Everest summiteers. As the Vice Chairperson of Moving Mountains Nepal he tends to spend a lot of time working with the communities to develop the projects and programmes that we fund.
Pasang showed his true colours, both as a Sherpa and as a man, when in 2009 he came to the aid of Gavin Bate (Everest summiteer and Moving Mountains founder) during his traverse of Everest without bottled oxygen. Pasang was the only back up for the expedition and carried an emergency supply of oxygen in case anything went wrong. When Gavin took a pulmonary oedema at the Second Step, it was Pasang who came to the rescue and provided the life-saving oxygen and then helped with the difficult descent down the North Face.
Pasang is a popular member of the team in Nepal and despite his achievements in the world of mountaineering remains one of the most grounded and genuine people that you could ever hope to meet.