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Nepalese women climbers set out to break male dominance of mountaineering by scaling 7 peaks

Date Published: 
03/04/2013
Summary: 

Aiming to change the all-male image of mountaineering in this country, a group of Nepalese women (supported by WFP) have embarked on a mission to shatter that barrier by climbing the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents. (..) They are preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to mark International Women’s Day this week. (..) The team plans to speak to students while in Africa to spread their theme, “You can climb your own Everest,” to encourage girls to stay in school.