Dream Mountain

Dream Mountain

USA/ Nepal

2021

18 min

USA/ Nepal

2021

18 min

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When is it right to follow your dreams? Let’s take a cue from international mountain guide Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita as she questions, then follows her intuition on the most important expedition of all: her own life. Sherpa Akita, an accomplished mountaineer, humanitarian, and now mother, has won numerous prestigious awards, including the National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year in 2016. In Dream Mountain, she 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 lifelong passion to face Cholatse, a sheer 6,440m peak in the heart of the Everest region, Sherpa Akita leads by inspiration, proclaiming, “Everyone has a right to follow their dreams.” 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

When is it right to follow your dreams? Let’s take a cue from international mountain guide Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita as she questions, then follows her intuition on the most important expedition of all: her own life. Sherpa Akita, an accomplished mountaineer, humanitarian, and now mother, has won numerous prestigious awards, including the National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year in 2016. In Dream Mountain, she 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 lifelong passion to face Cholatse, a sheer 6,440m peak in the heart of the Everest region, Sherpa Akita leads by inspiration, proclaiming, “Everyone has a right to follow their dreams.” 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

Original Language

English

Direction

Kyle Ruddick

Camera

Scott Simper/ Kyle Ruddick/ Michael Clark

Editing

Sarah Smalik/ Kyle Ruddick

Sound

Kyle Ruddick/ Scott Simper

Script

Cira Crowell

Producer

Keith Carlsen

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

InLightWorks Productions was founded by executive producer and expedition photographer Cira Crowell as a multimedia platform to bring images, words, and stories of inspiration to light. Director Kyle Ruddick is internationally renowned and founded the documentary film project One Day on Earth..

InLightWorks Productions was founded by executive producer and expedition photographer Cira Crowell as a multimedia platform to bring images, words, and stories of inspiration to light. Director Kyle Ruddick is internationally renowned and founded the documentary film project One Day on Earth..

Contact

Keith Carlsen/ InLightWorks

1212 North Summit Drive (USA) Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Contact

Keith Carlsen/ InLightWorks

1212 North Summit Drive (USA) Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501