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(English) Nepali women team set to scale Mount Mckinley

Members of Seven Summit women team pose for photo at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu before leaving for North America where they are planning to scale Mt McKinley. Image: Seven Summit team's facebook page.
Members of Seven Summit women team pose for photo at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu before leaving for North America where they are planning to scale 6,195 meter high Mt. McKinley. Image: Seven Summit team’s facebook page.

KATHMANDU, Nepal– With its noble aim to scale Mount Mckinley,  the highest mountain in North America, the seven summits women team has left  for America, Monday  morning, best wishes for the first inclusive women climbers’ team that aim to bring conceptual changes in Nepal and abroad through adventure.

The team which is planning to waive Nepali flag at the summit of  6,195 meters high Mckinley, also known as Mt Denali, (native name) has so far climbed 5 mountains including the Mt Everest, the Kosciuszko of Australia, Elbrus in Europe, Kilimanjaro in Africa and most recently Aconcagua in South America.

According to the team leader Shailee Basnet, the team will attempt the peak in the second week of June 2. Their expedition is being supported by Mountaineering Association of Nepal (NMA), Golcha Organization, Panchakanya Group, among others.

Chunu Shrestha, Asha Kumari Singh, Pema Diki Sherpa, Nimdoma Sherpa, Pujan Acharya and Maya Gurung are the members of the team.

After conquering Mount Mckinley the team will attempt for Vinson Massif in Antarctica.

With the slogan ‘Together we reach higher’, the team has been promoting education, empowerment and environment both in national and international level.

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