For decades Dawa Steven Sherpa has borne witness to the transformation of the Himalayas by climate change, tourism, and development. Dawa has also ascended Mt. Everest three times as well as four other 8000m peaks and trekked 1555km, the entire length of the Nepal Himalaya, along the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT), in 99 days. Dawa is a well-recognized adventurer, entrepreneur, and environmentalist who has also been running the Eco Everest Expeditions since 2008.
He speaks to Ruth Gamble, an environmental and cultural historian of Tibet and the Himalaya, about his activism and adventures.