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Nepalese women climbers aim to break highest glass ceiling

KATMANDU, Nepal — 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. Aiming to change the all-male image of mountaineering in this country, a group of Nepalese women has embarked on a mission to shatter that barrier by climbing the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents.

The women, ages between 21 and 32, have climbed Everest in Asia, Kosciuszko in Australia, and Elbrus in Europe. They are preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to mark International Women’s Day this week.

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