West Hartford resident Lhakpa Sherpa recently completed a record-breaking eighth ascent to Mt. Everest.
By Ronni Newton
West Hartford’s Noah Webster Library will host resident Lhakpa Sherpa, who will take attendees on a photographic and videographic journey of her ascents of Mt. Everest.
Sherpa, 44, broke her own record when she summitted Mt. Everest on May 13 for the eighth time. In May 2016, after a 10-year climbing hiatus, Sherpa ascended the world’s tallest mountain for the seventh time, the most number of ascents of any woman.
Sherpa now lives in West Hartford, where her children attend West Hartford Public Schools, but is a native of Nepal and from a family of climbers.
On her most recent climb, Sherpa brought along a “West Hartford Libraries” banner, which she proudly displayed at the summit.
She told The Himalayan Times that her goal is to ascent Mt. Everest 10 times.
Sherpa’s program at the Noah Webster Library at 20 South Main St., is scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 18. To register, call the Reference Desk at 860-561-6990 or visit westhartfordlibrary.org. After parking in the Isham garage, come directly to the library for validation in the meeting room.
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