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April 9, 2021

6 women trying to set record by kissing the Annapurna peak

Kathmandu: A team of six Nepali women is going to make history by successfully climbing Annapurna Himal.

Experienced women who have already set many records are about to take part in the 8,091-meter Annapurna (first) ascent, which no Nepali woman has been able to climb so far.

Maya Sherpa, Davuti Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Dawa Yangjum Sherpa, Sharmila Syangtan and Purnima Shrestha have reached Annapurna base camp for the ascent.

All of them have successfully climbed the world’s tallest Everest. Of these, the one who takes the first step to the top of Annapurna will be the first Nepali woman to successfully climb Annapurna.

They can also climb together if they want, just as Nepali climbers climbed the Ketu Himal in Pakistan together this year. The first step in Annapurna was taken by Maurice Herzog, a French citizen.

The same day, another Frenchman, Louis Lachanle, accompanied him. He had successfully climbed this mountain for the first time on June 3, 1950. Sonam Volang Sherpa was the first Nepali to successfully climb Annapurna Himal in 1977.

Climbing Annapurna, one of the 14 mountains at 8,000 meters high in the world, is considered to be very risky and difficult. At the age of 70 years of climbing this 8091 meter high mountain, Nepali women have not reached it yet. Davuti Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (Akita) and Dawa Yangjum Sherpa are climbing the mountain through Imagine Nepal Trek and Expedition Nepal.

According to Imagine Nepal, three people are currently practicing going to and from the first and second camps. When you reach the top of the mountain depends on the weather.

As the weather has not been clear so far, it is not possible to say when they will complete the ascent, Imagine Nepal has informed. Similarly, Maya Sherpa is also climbing Annapurna through Peak Promotion Nepal Agency.

Pasang Sherpa, director of Peak Promotion Nepal, told highlightstourism that work is underway to build a road to base camp 2 of Annapurna Himal. Maya, who has reached Annapurna base camp, is practicing with the goal of reaching the peak. Mingma Sherpa, chairperson of the Seven Summits, is confident that she will make history this year as no Nepali woman has yet arrived.

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