Port Jervis Free Library Event Calendar


Date: 2/20/2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Title: ON TOP OF THE WORLD NINDOMA SHERPA YOUNGEST WOMAN (17) TO CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST
Contact: , 845-856-7313 x 5
Location: Community Room
Description: *Program in the Community Room*
YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THIS ONE!!
Internationally recognized mountain climber, Nimdoma Sherpa, will discuss the challenges of climbing the highest summits on each of the seven continents and why she does it. In May of 2008, she became the youngest woman to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. Today she serves as the flag bearer for the United Nations World Food Program whose goal is ZERO HUNGER worldwide.
Nimdoma Sherpa was born into a poor Sherpa family in a re-mote Himalayan village in Nepal. At five years old, she began attending school through a school meals program run by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). Originally, her par-ents sent her to school for the opportunity to receive a healthy meal each day, but Nimdoma gradually became a high achiever and moved to Kathmandu to attend a larger school. When she graduated from high school, she became the first in her family to do so.
After finishing high school, Nimdoma joined the First Inclusive Women's Sagarmatha Expedition, an all-female mountaineering team supported by the WFP. In May, 2008, all ten team members successfully summited Mount Everest, making 17-year-old Nimdoma the youngest woman to have reached the summit. Her success on Everest was recounted in a children's coloring book titled Snow Leopard, the Yeti and the Girl Who Climbed Mount Everest, published by the WFP to promote the use of school meals to reduce child hunger.
A COPY OF THE COLORING BOOK WILL BE PROVIDED TO EACH ATTENDEE FREE OF CHARGE.
In 2009, Nimdoma and six of her Nepalese Sagarmatha Expedition teammates formed the Seven Sum-mits Women Team, an all-female team whose goal is to climb to the summit of the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents.
Programs require pre-registration in person, by calling 845-856-7313 ext. 5, or email thehub@portjervislibrary.org.
Schedule is subject to change. Patrons who have pre-registered will be notified.  Sponsors and Facilitators: Cindy Coker and Fred Harding Charge: Free

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