7 Nepalese women scale highest peaks on all 7 continents
KATHMANDU: Seven Nepalese climbers have returned home from Antarctica after becoming the first all-women’s team to climb the highest mountains on all seven continents.
The team started their quest in 2008 by climbing Mount Everest and ended by scaling Mount Vinson in Antarctica on Dec. 23.
The women flew home to Nepal on Friday.
Team leader Shailee Basnet said the women would continue to climb mountains even after achieving their goal.
They have scaled Everest in Asia, Kosciuszko in Australia, Elbrus in Europe, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Aconcagua in South America, Denali or McKinley in North America and now Vinson in Antarctica.
Nepal has thousands of climbers and eight of the 13 highest mountains in the world, but few climbers from the Himalayan country are women.