Dawa Steven Sherpa


At 27 years of age, Dawa Steven has climbed four 8,000m peaks, including Mt. Everest twice. In the spring of 2008, Dawa Steven organized the successful Eco Everest Expedition to draw attention to the impact of climate change on the Himalayas and to field test eco-friendly approaches to running a major mountaineering expedition.
Dawa Steven graduated from Heriot-Watt University Scotland with an Honours Degree in Business Administration. Dawa Steven’s father is Sherpa, and his mother Belgian. Dawa Steven speaks five languages. Dutch, Nepali, English, Hindi and German.
Dawa Steven has followed his parent’s footsteps to work in the adventure trekking and mountaineering expeditions industry. Since the climbing season of 2007 he has shown his entrepreneurial skills by establishing and running the world’s highest bakery at Everest base camp (5330m).
His efforts in the field of environment have been recognized by WWF, The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation Canada, the International Mountaineering & Climbing Federation (UIAA), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).