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3-member women team of India, Nepal, China set out to summit Mt Everest

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

For the first time, a three-member team of women climbers from India, and on Tuesday set out to scale the world's highest peak, Mt Everest, to spread the message of women empowerment, world peace and friendship.

The expedition, supported by the Visit Year 2020 campaign of the Tourism Board, was flagged off at a function here.

The three women who will climb the 8848-metre are from India, Kanchhi from Nepal and Liyamu Ma from

World's renowned mountaineer and six holder Pemba Dorje Sherpa, who has successfully climbed the summit 18 times, will guide the women while another world record holder Sherpa Phurba Tenjing will also help the team in their expedition, the said.

"This type of expedition has been organised for the first time in the history of expedition. It will give a message to women of the region that they are capable of carrying out adventure activities, and also inspire them to visit Nepal to take part in such activities," the Board said in a statement.

The women left for Ramechap to take their flight to Lukla, the gate way to the base camp on Wednesday.

All three women have already summited the Everest in the past.

Dash has climbed in 2008 as a team leader, apart from climbing six other highest peaks in India, Nepal, Europe, and

Tamang is the first woman of her community to successfully climb the world's highest peak. She is associated with various organisations and also a Goodwill of since 2017.

Chiese national Ma has also previously climbed Everest, apart from summits in Nepal and China, the statement said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 20:20 IST
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