March 4, 2013
Nepalese climbers, from left, Maya Gurung, Nimdoma Sherpa, Chunu Shrestha, Pema Dikki, Asha Singh, Shailee Basnet and Pujan Acharya aim to change the all-male image of mountaineering.
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It’s the world’s highest glass ceiling. Of the 3,755 climbers who have scaled Mount Everest, more than half are Nepalese but only 21 of those locals are women.