3 womens to scale the height of Kanchanjunga

1st Mar, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

TAPLEJUNG, March 1 : A group of 3 women climbers are preparing to scale the height of  world's 3rd highest mountain peak, Mt. Kanchanjunga, after a gap of three years.

Three Nepali women—Maya Sherpa of Okhaldhunga, Pashang Lamhu Sherpa of Solukhumbu and Dawa Yangjom Sherpa of Dolakha—are preparing to summit the peak under the campaign “Three Women, Three Peaks”.

The trio has already conquered Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, and Pakistan’s Mount K2, the world’s second highest peak. On April 7, they will make move towards the base camp from Kathmandu with the message of mitigating the impact of climate change.

Currently the group is busy in raising the finance for their campaign. It is estimated to cost around Rs4.5-5 million to expedite the summit. As of now, Trekking Association and Seven Summit Trekking Agency have offered them Rs700,000 and Rs500,000, respectively, for the expedition.

The reason behind the trio’s campaign, according to Maya Sherpa, is to counter the misconception that women can only summit easy peaks, and create awareness against climate change. “As this peak is tougher to conquer compared to other two peaks, we are undergoing rigorous training,” said Sherpa.

According to Tourism Ministry, no one has scaled Kanchanjungha since 2015 after a series of accidents in 2013 and 2014 that led to death of three and five climbers, respectively. The team of three, however, has said they have done serious training and are ready to ascend the peak.