posted March 25, 2013
Pic: WFP/Jen Kunz
7 Summits Women Team made it to Uhuru Peak, summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, on Mar 5, 2013, marking the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The team reached the rooftop of Africa together with four African women who joined the expedition to highlight the importance of girl education . Together they also visited schools in Tanzania after the climb.
The climb was supported by Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Embassy of Nepal in South Africa and Malaysia, Government of Tanzania, United Nations World Food Programme (Tanzania), Non-Resident Nepalis Association incl NRN-NCC Tanzania and South Africa, The North Face, Panchakanya Group, Childreach, Really Wild, Folk Nepal, Lions Club, Ram Sapkota, HR Kurakani, Nima Nuru Sherpa, Dan Shahi, Sophie Carrol and her friend Mike.
After the climb, the team visited seven schools in Tanzania to motivate students to climb their own mountain and to understand the significance of education to make that happen.
The team was then joined by Nepal Tourism Board and TAAN. NTB held events at Sea Cliff Hotel in Dar es Salam and Holiday Inn in Johannesburg to celebrate the climb and to promote tourism in Nepal.
The summit is fourth in the quest to climb the highest peak in all seven continents. Next target is Mt Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South American continent.
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posted November 3, 2012
7 Summits Women Team is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, the rooftop of Africa on Feb 26- Mar 5, 2013, marking the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Three African women will be joining the expedition to highlight the importance of girl education. Together we will visit schools in Tanzania after the climb.
7 Summits is not only a dream to scale the tallest peak in each continent but also to touch lives of many people across the world, especially youth and girls, sharing with them how life can be what we make out of it.
Less than 300 people in the world have climbed the 7 Summits. Of them only 51 are women, including none from Nepal. Waving the unique triangular red flag across the world we aspire to demonstrate how young women from a country called Nepal can create international history. That we can transcend both the conventional boundaries and international borders. And if we can, anyone can.
We made it to Everest in 2008 and scaled the highest peaks in Australia and Europe in 2010.
United Nations World Food Program is producing a documentary movie featuring the climb, climbers and the cause. WFP is also coordinating school visits and media coverage. After Tanzania, the 7 Summits Women Team will march to South Africa where they will further the cause of their climb as well as promote tourism in Nepal.
7 Summits Women Team has joined hands with Childreach Nepal as their goodwill ambassador to support and advocate importance of girls’ access to Education in Nepal.
To read message from UN World Food Programme, Tanzania click.