June 27 , 2014
Members of Seven Summits Women Team reached the summit of Mt Denali – the highest mountain on North America – on June 24.
The women are on a bid to climb the highest peaks in all seven continents.
According to team leader Shaili Basnet, Chunu Shrestha, Asha Kumari Singh, Nimdoma Sherpa and Pema Diki Sherpa, along with cameraperson Ang Tshering Lama, reached the summit at 1 pm (local time). Other members -- Pujan Acharya, Maya Gurung and team leader Shailee Basnet, could not continue with the climb because of health issues.
The team aims to complete their campaign by climbing Vinson Massif – the tallest peak on Antarctica – this December.
TAAN has provided financial assistance to the team.