Perspectives On Nepal / Skydiver Cheryl Stearns
The recent earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest where Charlottean Ashleigh Stumler was hiking. The avalanche killed 18 people. She survived and is back in town helping to raise awareness of the victims plight. She shares her story first. Then, we meet a pilot and competitive skydiver – the first female member of the U.S. Army’s elite parachute team with 20,000 career skydives to her credit – the first woman to hold that record.
Ashleigh Stumler - Charlotte woman hiking Mount Everest when an earthquake struck Nepal last month.
Sushil Nepal - Lives in Charlotte. Moved to the U.S. from Nepal 10 years ago; helping coordinate relief efforts through the Greater Charlotte Nepalese Association.
Cheryl Stearns - Pilot and competitive skydiver; first female member of the Golden Keys, the U.S. Army's elite parachute team; has held 30 world records in parachuting.