Ang Pasang Sherpa's Children
Ang Pasang was tragically killed in an avalanche just a year after he and Dean Cardinale summited Mt. Everest together. Dean committed to supporting his three children.
Opportunity & Empowerment for three children
Human Outreach Project has its origins in a tragedy. During Dean’s 2005 summit of Mt. Everest, he became friends with a Sherpa guide named Ang Pasang. Pasang’s dedication and hard work were crucial to the success of the climb, and he and Dean stood together on the summit of Mt. Everest. When Pasang was killed in an avalanche shortly after their climb together, his wife and three children lost their means of support, and it seemed they’d also lose their chance at a future. Moved to do whatever he could to support Pasang’s wife and children, Dean created an educational fund for them.
We are extremely proud to report that in 2020, all children are continuing to excel in their academic studies. Lhakpa, the eldest, has completed his bachelor’s degree in business at NAMI College, and was accepted into a Masters program in Australia! When not playing music, Lhakpa continues to help HOP and WWTrek operations throughout Nepal. Maya is currently continuing her studies in business as a college sophomore. Dawa, the youngest of the three, currently attends Namgyal Tibetan High School and is learning to speak five languages!
Supporting Pasang’s children was the catalyst for the creation of HOP in 2005, and continues to be an important personal mission for Dean, who maintains close ties with the family. We are proud of the children’s success, and will continue to support them through their education and future.