The first women mountaineers’ group – the Seven Summits Women left Kathmandu for the USA on Monday, in its latest bid to scale Mt Denali in the USA, the highest mountain in North America.
The Seven Summits Women team is in the process of climbing the highest mountains in all the seven continents of the world.
The team has, so far, scaled five mountains including Mt Everest in Nepal, Mt. Kosciuszko, in Australia, Mt. Elbrus in Europe, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mt. Aconcagua in South America.
The team is planning to attempt to reach atop Mt Denali (6,195 meters) in the second week of this month, according to the team’s coordinator Shailee Basnet.
Other members of the team include Chunu Shrestha, Asha Kumari Singh, Pema Diki Sherpa, Nimdoma Sherpa, Pujan Acharya and Maya Gurung.
The Denali expedition is being supported by Mountaineering Association of Nepal, Golcha Organization, Panchakanya Group and Fulkumari Mahato Memorial Trust, among others.
The team’s final destination will be the Vinson Massif of Antarctica. The entire campaign is a complete women initiative dedicated to education, empowerment and environment, according to Basnet.
Date: 2 June, 2014