The Himalaya in the core of her passion, married to Norbu Sherpa, Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann is close to the Sherpa people. Andrea and Norbu decided to create the Association in order to sustain the education of the Sherpa kids after the loss of a close expedition Sherpa friend of Norbu. Attorney-at-law, co-founder of the Trekking and Expedition agency “WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS”, which participates with each Trip to the support of the projects of the Association, Andrea became the 9th (ninth) Swiss women to enter into the close Everest summiteers club, together with her husband, on 21 May 2016.
My principal activity being the forensic science, the family link made my encounter Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann. Her fascination for Nepal and in particular, for the Everest region and its inhabitants have touched and motived me to join the Committee of the Association at the time of its creation in January 2015. I could also meet with the people of the Himalaya during my recent trip to Nepal. This gave me additional reasons to pursue the aims of our Association.
Originated from Canton Vaud, I am domiciled in Beaufort-sur-Doron since 2011. I am married and mom of a daughter. I have a partial-time job as a border guard in Geneva, which gives me the possibility to conciliate my private and professional lives. As a former elite athlete, I have kept sport as my principal leisure occupation.