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Three brothers off to Antarctica

Three Nepali Sherpa siblings embark on journey to summit the highest mountains of Antarctica

2021 Dec 13, 17:41, Kathmandu

Three Sherpa brothers today departed from Kathmandu to join an expedition to Antarctica (the last degree - the South Pole and Mount Vinson ).

With the mission to climb 7 summits on seven continents. The team will spend one month in Antarctica and if the team accomplishes the feat, it will be considered as the first three siblings and the first Nepalis team to do so.

The Vinson (4,892M/16,050FT) is the highest peak in Antarctica and the South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is one of the two points where Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface.

Among the three siblings, Mingma and Chhang Dawa Sherpa hold the Guinness world record for "World’s First Siblings to Climb All 8000ers". While Tashi Lakpa Sherpa is an adventure specialist and one of the most experienced expedition leaders in the Himalayas. He also holds the Guinness record for climbing Mt Everest at the age of 20 without using supplementary oxygen. The siblings have also scheduled a plan to go on the north pole expedition in the spring of 2022.

On December 12, the prime minister of Nepal handed over the national flag of Nepal to three brothers taking on the Antarctica expedition, with best wishes to all three for a successful attempt.


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