posted March 25, 2013
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.