The Seven Summits women are safely back in Mendoza on Thursday after successfully scaling Mount Aconcagua in South America.
“The team meets success in South America atop Mt Aconcagua. Chunu, Pema Diki, Nimdoma and Asha ascend the summit on 23rd Feb, 2014 in 9 days amidst one of the toughest weather situation,” the group said today in their Facebook page. “All the members are safely back in Mendoza today. Thank you all the supporters, well-wishers, friends and family for the endless love and support. Gracias!”
Seven Summits Women Team is first-ever all female team to set on a mission to climb the highest mountain in each continent. Mount Aconcagua is the fifth mountain scaled by the group. The group left Nepal on 12 February and had reached the base camp of Mt. Aconcagua on 19 February.
The members originally came together as part of the historic ‘First Inclusive Women Sagarmatha Expedition 2008 Spring’, which became the most successful women’s expedition to ever summit Mt Everest in May 2008. They were able to conquer Australia’s Mt Kosciuszko and Europe’s Mt Elbrus in 2010. In March 2013, the seven women took on Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa.
The members of Seven Summits Women Team are Shailee Basnet, Pujan Acharya , Maya Gurung, Asha Kumari Singh, Nimdoma Sherpa, Pema Diki Sherpa, and Chunu Shrestha.