The 7 Summits

The female team started their journey from the ascent of Mt Everest in May 2008, completing the 7 Summits mission in late 2014.


Maya and Shailee are co-leading initiative to rebuild remote schools in Maya’s home district that were destroyed in the 2015 earthquake.

Survivor Training

The team trains young female survivors of sex trafficking to help them heal, be empowered and become high altitude trekking guides.


Department of State, USA

Following the climb in Alaska in 2014, the Seven Summits Women Team had an audience in the White House in Washington DC. The team met with the US Secretary of State John Kerry who remarked that the world needs more example like this.

President's Award from Lions Clubs

President of the Lions Clubs International Barry Palmer awarded with the members of the team with the prestigious President’s Award ┬áThe team also addressed an audience of over 16000 Lions members on the opening day of the Lions International Convention held in Toronto, 2014.

Honors from Rt Hon President

In 2010, Rt Hon President of Nepal Dr Ram Baran Yadav handed the national flag to the team at the beginning of the Seven Summits Journey. In 2016, Rt Hon President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari decorated the team members with one of the highest civilian decorations Jana Sewa Shree medal.

Global Media Coverage

ESPN covers the team’s journey from the Seven Summits to Earthquake recovery work. Alyssa Roegnik writes:

‘For the next several days, the women gathered at a makeshift headquarters in Kathmandu, bringing with them the focus and determination that had carried them to the tops of mountains. They tapped into a network in the climbing and outdoor communities to organize volunteers, collect supplies and kick-start fundraising efforts to bring rice, tarps and medical personnel ….’

The BBC- Team Coordinator Shailee Basnet in conversation at The Outlook.

The Nepalese Women Conquering the World’s Highest Peaks

A Nepalese climbing team has become the first female team to conquer the highest mountains on all seven continents. Team leader Shailee Basnet talks about the physical and emotional challenges.

Documentary Videos

Click to watch documentary movies produced by the United Nations World Food Program featuring the ascent of Mt Everest (Unity in Diversity) & Mt Kilimanjaro (Holding Up the Sky)