Women Journalists' Everest expedition team reaches final stage of preparations


14th Apr, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, April 14: The First Women Journalists Everest Expedition 2018 is embarking on the journey to Mt. Everest on April 15. The team, composed of  Rosha Basnet (RSS), Priya Laxmi Karki (News 24), Kalpana Maharjan (Mega Television), Rojita Buddhacharya (Nepal Television) and Deuralee Chamling (freelancer), is being facilitated by Dreamers’ Destination Treks and Expeditions for their expedition.

The team of five journalists have been preparing intensively over the last year for the Everest expedition. They have climbed two mountains in Dolakha as part of their training. The two peaks they have climbed are Mt Ramdung (5925 metres high) and Mt Yalung-Ri (5630 metres high), both situated in Rolwaling valley in Dolakha. The expedition members climbed these mountains on November 26 and November 28 respectively.

The expedition has been financially supported by various private as well as government organizations, including Panchakanya Group and Kripa Foundation. The team is also set to be the first group to broadcast live video of their expedition. The attempt is being facilitated by Nepal Television while the required equipments are being provided by I4 Technology Pvt. Ltd. Video of their Everest climb will be streamed from six points from the base camp to the peak on Nepal Television.

Embarking with the slogan "Strong Voice for Equity", the First Women Journalists Everest Expedition 2018 hopes to raise the voice for the underrepresented groups in a novel way. The group hopes to take the journalistic profession all throughout their journey by bringing back the real stories from the mountains, and to set a new milestone for the mountaineering sector as well as the journalistic profession.