(AP/Niranjan Shrestha ) In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2013 photo, Nepalese climbers, from left, Maya Gurung, Nimdoma Sherpa, Chunu Shrestha, Pema Dikki, Asha Singh, Shailee Basnet and Pujan Acharya pose for photographs in Katmandu, Nepal.
Nepal's Women Climbers Aim Higher
MARCH 05, 2013
It's the world's highest glass ceiling. Of the 3,755 climbers who have scaled Mount Everest, more than half are Nepalese but only 21 of those locals are women.
Aiming to change the all-male image of mountaineering in their country, a group of Nepalese women have embarked on a mission to shatter that barrier by climbing the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents.
The women, aged between 21 and 32, have already climbed Everest in Asia, Kosciuszko in Australia and Elbrus in Europe. They are preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to mark International Women's Day this week.Read more: Yahoo News