Our sponsored pro Maya Sherpa has not been climbing much lately after becoming a mother to baby daughter Roos but is still very active behind the scenes with climbing organizations. She gives lectures to tourists after mountain flights in some of the five star hotels in Kathmandu.
Here’s what she’s been doing lately.
After conquering the highest mountains in the world, Maya started an all new challenge; being a full time mother. Now she is taking care of her daughter, climbing is not a priority anymore, but Maya is still very active behind the scenes of some of Nepal’s biggest climbing organizations.
In 2008 she was one of the co-founders of the High Altitude Workers Welfare Association. This foundation tries to improve the working conditions of Porters and climbing Sherpas and also gives funds to families who’ve lost their income because their men died doing their job in the mountains. Maya became a board member of the Nepalese Mountaineering Association in 2009 and is responsible for the welfare budget and she helped organizing the biggest clean up on Everest ever. The Everest Summiteers Association pulled more than 8 tons of rubbish off the mountain in 2010 and organized a big clean up again in 2011!
Of course her climbing dreams haven’t ended. One day she is hoping to be the first Nepalese lady on Kanchenjunga, K2 and many other mountains.[caption id="attachment_4445" align="alignnone" width="450"] Khan Tengri 7010m[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4446" align="alignnone" width="450"] Khan Tengri 7010m[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4447" align="alignnone" width="450"] Save the Himalayas protes @ G8, Denmark 2009[/caption]