The Glass Ceiling: The Untold Story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

One woman. One Dream. And a climb that changed a nation.

COMING SOON from Director Nancy Svendsen and Executive Producer Alison Levine

A trailblazer who battled racism, sexism and defied political leaders in her quest to become the first Nepali woman to summit Everest, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa shattered the age-old barriers that prevented female Sherpas from climbing. Born into poverty, Pasang could not read, could not write, and could not even speak the national language; yet she had the courage to battle the government of her own country for gender and racial equality. Her initial attempts to reach Everest’s summit where thwarted by bad weather and climbing politics, but her determination finally paid off when she reached the top on her fourth try in 1993. News of her success catapulted her to hero status among the people of her nation… but triumph turned to tragedy, as Pasang perished on the descent and did not make it back down the mountain alive. Her story has never been told. Until now.

The Glass Ceiling is a true story of adventure, romance, politics, courage and a woman who sacrificed everything to pursue her dream. Pasang’s fight for equality turned "impossible into possible" for millions of Nepali women, and her story is one of universal appeal that will inspire people all over the world.