Nepal Women Climbers

March 4, 2013 - 1:29 PM
In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2013 photo, Nepalese climbers, from left, Maya Gurung, Nimdoma Sherpa, Chunu Shrestha, Pema Dikki, Asha Singh, Shailee Basnet and Pujan Acharya pose for photographs in Katmandu, Nepal. Aiming to change the all-male image of mountaineering in the country, a group of Nepalese women have embarked on a mission to climb the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents. The women, aged between 21 and 32, have already climbed Everest in Asia, Kosciuszko in Australia and Elbrus in Europe and are preparing next week to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to mark International Women's Day. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)