When is it right to follow your dreams? Let’s take the lead of international mountain guide Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita as she questions, then follows her intuition on the most important expedition of all – her own life. Pasang, an accomplished mountaineer, humanitarian and now mother, has won numerous prestigious awards, including National Geographic’s People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year in 2016.
In “Dream Mountain,” Pasang reflects on her personal highs and lows and rediscovers for herself just how much the mountains have meant to her. The film offers insights into her struggle to balance mountaineering with motherhood, and the pressures of respecting her traditional culture while pushing boundaries as an elite female athlete. Returning to her mountain-home and life-long passion to face Cholatse, a sheer 21,130ft/6,440m peak in the heart of the Everest region, Pasang leads by inspiration, proclaiming, “Everyone has a right to follow their dreams.”
Director Biography – InlightWorks
InLightWorks Productions, LLC was founded by executive producer and expedition photographer Cira Crowell as a multi-media platform to bring images, words and stories of inspiration to light. Working with an internationally renown director, Kyle Ruddick, founder of the documentary film project One Day on Earth, Dream Mountain highlights the story of internationally recognized elite mountaineer and humanitarian, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita. Pasang shines as she invites us deeper into her life and Himalayan homeland to share the importance of transcending limitations to live your dreams no matter the challenges.