Our Team

Our

Team

Pemba Sherpa

Pemba Sherpa
Chairman

Pemba has been involved in the Mountaineering & Trekking industry in Nepal for over 22 years. He has successfully climbed Everest 8 times from both North & South sides. First Nepali Solo summiteer of Everest without any assistance in 2016,which proves his immense climbing ability and also shows how passionate and dedicated he is towards his endeavor. He has extensive knowledge of the tourism & trekking industry throughout the Himalayas & is an accomplished, recognized Professional Lead Climber/Guide. Pemba is the first Nepali Sherpa to be employed as an actor for the ‘Everest’ Hollywood movie. He was the first Nepali to climb Sweden’s highest peak, Mt. Kebnekaise twice south peak and once north peak. Every mountain he has ever attempted has been summited successfully & safely. He is well placed as the Chairman of Adventure Ascent to ensure your next Adventure is packaged safely with everyone returning with a Lifetime of fond memories of their accomplishments with him. So now you can join him and his well-recognized agency for your next successful Trekking, Expedition and all kind of adventure.


Pasang Sherpa

Pasang Sherpa
Managing director

Pasang Sherpa
 was born in the remote village Patle of Okhaldhunga District. He started his career in the tourism sector as a porter and then after gaining immense experience, he became an assistant guide. While developing himself from assistant guide to Senior guide, he has taken various training apart from his experience.In his 13 years of experience as the Senior guide, he has worked with various renowned trekking companies of Nepal. He loves to interact with people from foreign countries, and make sure they didn’t miss the best of nature and culture that Nepal offers.  Till now, he has successfully guided thousand of tourist in the spectacular and dangerous places of Nepal. With constant devotion and determination, he has registered himself as a pioneer in the trekking industry.

 


Dolma Sherpa

Dolma Sherpa-Bokan
Executive Director

Dolma Sherpa- Bokan is one of the directors of the Adventure Ascent organization since inception. Holding degrees in Business Management, Dolma has been working for over 6 years in the Nepali Mountaineering & Tourism industry. In the past she has been involved in the reputed trekking and mountaineering company providing exceptional leadership & service in terms of operational management. She prides herself on attention to details; arranging all the trekking & route permits, as well as ticketing on the travel side of the business. She manages all the Leaders, Climbers, Guides, Cooks, Porters, also all the required equipment’s & victualing so as to make your expedition successful, smooth & safe. There is a great deal of attention to detail needed to ensure every tiny aspect is thoroughly covered so there are no glitches in making your trip a winning & memorable experience. You are in safe experienced hands when your tour arrangements are managed by our Operations Director Dolma Sherpa-Bokan

 


Capt. Steven Bruce Bokan

Advisory Board Member
Australia

Steven is a Senior Mountain Rescue Helicopter Pilot & Instructor, with over 29 years of flying experience, over 10,000hours of zero accident flying from utility work, training to specialized high altitude missions, with 1,356 Mountain Rescues achieved. He has flown throughout most of the Himalayan Mountains in all kinds of extreme weather. He has worked with many of the top Guides & Mountaineers on Medical Evacuations, Cargo, Filming, Glacier surveys & VVIP tourist operations. His vast Helicopter experiences makes him well placed to advice our Clients on Aviation operational matters for Nepal from adventures, 5 stars trekking to specialist operations & rescues. Steven spent 12 years in Australia working as a Rock Climbing Instructor & remote wilderness Guide, so is well versed in understanding our Client’s needs & can offer technical advice on group safety & Helicopter support.


Tommy Gustafsson

Advisory Board Member
Sweden

Born in Stockholm, Sweden a longtime mountain lover , climber & hiker with a professional background as a CEO of international companies within the sports marketing business as well as the travel industry for more than twenty five years. 
Since 2015 he is living in Namche Bazaar in the upper Khumbu region acting as project director for the creation of the Sagarmatha Next Center.The Sagarmatha Next Center will be an inspirational and educational facility for recycling/upcycling waste products into art work and designed products as a part of the waste management work in Sagarmatha National Park.
With more than thirty years of experience of Nepal and the tourism, trekking & climbing industry as well as an extensive international contact network Tommy assists Adventure Ascent in various areas including strategies, marketing and sales.


Karina Oliani

Advisory Board Member
Brazil
Medical doctor, Adventurer and TV presenter Karina Oliani is the first South American woman to climb Mount Everest from both North and South side.  She was accompanied by Pemba Sherpa, Chairman of Adventure Ascent during her both Everest ascents. Karina Oliani also became the 1st person to get through the largest lava lake on earth.
She has had the adventurous spirit from a very young age and a desire to set new personal records. At age 12 she made her first parachute jump (double) and completed her scuba diving course. And in 1999, at age 17, she was already a two-time Brazilian wakeboarder. Besides those, Karina has also practiced many other sports, among them rock climbing,motocross, canoeing, stand-up paddle, abseiling, horseback riding, surfing, snowboard, mountaineering, hang gliding, parachuting and Bungee jump. In her journey to persue adventures, she has always loved and one of the thing that makes her the happiest is being able to help others. She has been of immense help in the local project to rebuild Patle School. Karina being a person with adventurous spirit, medical expertise and a loving heart makes her well suited for the role of advisory broad member. Adventure ascent highly values her support and advice. 


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