Seven Summits Women Team, the first-ever female team in the world to climb the highest mountain in each continent.
The members originally came together as part of the historic ‘First Inclusive Women Sagarmatha Expedition 2008 Spring’, which became the most successful women’s expedition to ever summit Mt Everest in May 2008. The team has since been on the Seven Summits journey with the following message, focus and goal-
Message: ‘Together We Reach Higher’
Focus: Education, Empowerment, and Environment
School visits, empowering exchange with local women, learning about environment comprise the core components of the mission.
The team has visited over 200 schools across the world, engaged in empowering exchanges with hundreds of women and been learning and sharing about the mountain environment. (Read more Cause)
In addition, we have been actively promoting Destination Nepal. Nepal Tourism Board organized its first ever tourism promotion event in Africa and South America in March 2013 and March 2014 respectively in celebration of our Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua climbs. NTB has organized promotional events in five countries to celebrate the team’s success.
The mission has been supported by various prestigious organizations including the Government of Nepal, Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Mountaineering Association, United Nations World Food Programme, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal, Turkish Airlines, Non-Resident Nepalis Association, Panchakanya Group, Golchha Organization, Association of Chartered Accountants of Nepal, Smart Paani, NEBICO, Fulkumari Mahato Memorial Trust, Cho-Oyu Treks, Mountain Delights Treks, ASMAN, Tewa, Folk Nepal, President Travels, Crossing Land Education Trust, Veg Climate Alliance, Outdoor Education Group, Nepalis Association of North California and more. Seven Summits Women Team is partner with Rocky Mountains Friends of Nepal, a US based 501(c)3.
The team members hailing various diverse ethnic and regional backgrounds each have a story of challenge, struggle and success. One ran away from home at 14 to escape marriage arranged by family. Another was deemed too ugly to find decent husband and hence sent to school to become self-reliant.
Less than 350 people in the world have climbed the 7 Summits, including only 51 women with none from Nepal. Seven Summits Women Team aspires to motivate women and youth across continents and demonstrate how anyone can reach for great heights both literally and metaphorically.