- The Learner
Pema Diki, is second of the three girls born to a struggling couple who moved to Kathmandu from Dolakha with nothing but the clothes on their backs. She had learning difficulty as a child. Her relatives looked at this family of daughters as weak and particularly Diki as a weakness.
She says, “My parents never gave up on me and my teachers were always encouraging. That’s what made me who I am today.’ She has great faith in education and dreamt of being a teacher as a child. No wonder motivational talks for students is one of her favorite activities when not climbing.
On May 24th, 2008 she bowed her head to Cholmolungma, the mother goddess of the world. Currently, she is an experienced trekking guide. This former acupuncture assistant is also active in mountaineering activities outside of the 7 summits mission. She was part of expeditions to Mt Amadablam in 2011 and Mt Kamet in 2012. In the team, she is always the first person to volunteer when it comes to trying new things. She is not afraid of learning.