NCWA honoured Seven Summit Mountaineer


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The Seven Summits Challenge has captured the imagination of many. It has given focus to mountaineers worldwide to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents. Anyone can start the challenge on the easier non-technical peaks of Kilimanjaro, Elbrus and Aconcagua whilst developing the resilience and skills to tackle the cold peaks of Mt Vinson on Antarctica and Denali (Mt. McKinley) in North America. The final two include Carstensz Pyramid, a technical rock summit on the island of Papua and finally the ultimate prize, Everest, the summit of Asia and the highest point in the world.

In many ways, our community either in Nepal or abroad, has always, and will always continue to be proud of our womens greatest achievments, activities and their vital role in various sectors. Currently in co-ordination of Shailee Basnet, her and her team of courageous mountaineers (Shailee Basnet, Asha Kumari Singh, Chunu Shrestha, Pema Diki Sherpa, Pujan Acharya, and Nimdoma Sherpa) have conquered 6 out of the 7 highest continental peaks (Seven Summits) of the world, on behalf of Nepal.

These 6 women have surpassed all challenges and will be in Toronto this upcoming weekend. To honor, congratulate and to welcome them, the Nepalese Canadian Women Association (NCWA) is hosting a special event this Saturday, July 5th, 2014 from 6:30 – 9pm. We would like to coordially invite all of you, your friends and families, and all of those Lions Club Members here from Nepal to come out and to recognize, continue to empower and honour the extraordinary achievers 6 members of the Seven Summits Women Team.