KATHMANDU, Nepal–Members of the “Seven Summits Women Team” from Nepal Pema Diki Sherpa, Pujan Acharya, Maya Gurung, Nimdoma Sherpa, Chunu Shrestha, Sailee Basnet and Asha Kumari Singh (from left to right) pose for photo with Nepali flag at the Base Camp, Plaza de Mulas in Argentina looking at the massive Mt Aconcagua on Tuesday, 18 February, 2014.
Located at 14,400 feet on a glacial moraine, 25 kilometers from the road, Plaza de Mulas or “place of mules” is the largest base camp in the world.
The team, comprising of 7 Nepali women from diverse ethnic and social background, is in its endeavor to climb Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas at 6,960.8 metres situated in Argentina, this week.
In its bid to bring conceptual changes in Nepal and abroad through adventure, the team aim to climb all the seven highest peaks of the seven continents. So far it has conquered the four highest peaks of four continents — Mt Everest of Asia in 2008, Mt Kosciuszko of Australia, Mt Elbrus of Europe in 2010, and Mt Kilimanjaro of Africa in 2013. Photo source: facebook.com/Sevensummitswomen.