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Pujan Acharya
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Pujan worked as a human rights activist in Dolakha. From early on, despite growing in a society where women are supposed to stick to household chores, she had a passion for sports. In her village, she used to play with men for there wouldn’t be women players. An accomplished volleyball player and marathon runner, Pujan holds several awards for competition at the district Level. But that was not enough for someone who grew up at the foot of Rolwaling Himalayas.

She gained her first mountaineering experience in 2003 when she completed Female Outdoor Leadership training. Finally she made it to the summit of Mt. Everest on 22nd of May 2008. She enjoyed a different taste of Everest and adventure as she skydived in the Everest region on 17th October, 2009 from 29,300 ft. During the cabinet meeting of Nepal Government held at Kalapatthar (5240 m), she actively participated as a venue manager. In 2011 she acted as a local liaison in organizing international race ‘Racing the Planet’ held in the Annapurnas. She has always refused to compromise and believed in chalking out a path with a farsighted wisdom.