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Patricia (Pattie) Moon
Address: PO Box 880144 Steamboat, CO, 80488
Email Address: pattiemoon@gmail.com
About Us
Moon, who has been fascinated by Nepal for years, made her first trip there in 2009. She has since traveled back nearly every year before the pandemic. It was on her first trip that she sprained her ankle and was required to be on horseback for the duration of the hikes.

“I had Sherpas by my side in case I needed anything,” she said. “And I just asked them a million questions, because I wanted to know everything. That deepened my respect and knowledge of the Sherpa community. And while I didn’t go to Nepal expecting to fall, I actually did fall in love with the Sherpas.”
Returning home, Moon read every book she could find about Sherpas, Nepal and their culture. Shortly after, she was appointed program director of the Sherpa Education Project, a Steamboat Springs-based nonprofit that helps support Sherpa communities in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. The organization works to provide educational opportunities for children — particularly girls — whose parents cannot afford to pay for schooling, books, uniforms and more.

Traveling back to Nepal each year, Moon became ingrained in the community, befriending the Sherpas and their families and traveling with Pemba, her manager and translator.

“I’ve found another home,” she said. “It has been my greatest honor, and perhaps a highlight of my life, to have been entrusted with writing this book. I am humbled that I could be a part of recording the history and also offer a glimpse into the future of this wonderful country.”