Sherpa guide and company director, NepalPasang Tendi Sherpa
Pasang Tendi Sherpa is our company director and mountain leader in Nepal. He has been working with Adventure Alternative since 2005 and has made three climbs of Mount Everest with Gavin Bate.
He lives in Kathmandu with his wife Sarasoti and their two children Jubilee and Elli Dolma, where he manages the company and all the operations of our trips in Nepal. He has climbed many of the famous peaks in the country and is a well known personality at the Tourism Association for Nepal (TAAN) where he is a committee member.
He has had plenty of experience managing expedition and trekking logistics and is popular with staff, plus he also has a lot of experience climbing in other parts of the world, including Aconcagua in Argentina and Denali in Alaska. His English is excellent and he enjoys travel, being with his family and of course climbing. He regularly visits his home village and is the Treasurer of Moving Mountains Nepal, so tends to spend a lot of time working with the communities to develop the projects and programmes that we fund.
Pasang showed his true colours, both as a Sherpa and as a man, when in 2009 he came to the aid of Gavin during his traverse of Everest without bottled oxygen. Pasang was the only back up for the expedition and carried an emergency supply of oxygen in case anything went wrong. When Gavin took a pulmonary oedema at the Second Step, it was Pasang who came to the rescue and provided the life-saving oxygen and then helped with the difficult descent down the North Face.
Pasang is a popular member of the team and has earned his 'colours' as an expert in the team at Adventure Alternative. He guides regularly on peaks like Island Peak, Pokalde, Mera Peak and Lobuche East. He is also a top class trekking guide.