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The twin Malik honored at India to climb the Aconcagua

Tourism minister of India, who visited Argentina last year, Parvez Dewan, personally congratulated the athletes who now are preparing new missions

Twin sisters Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik were honored and received an award from the Secretary of Tourism of India, Mr Parvez Dewan during a Tourism Conclave in New Delhi.

Young returned to Argentina a few days ago, met another mission as high risk sports: reach the summit of Aconcagua.

They became a symbol for young women in their country.

The Malik twin sisters were the first to ascend to Mount Everest in the Himalayas. They also conquered Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 19,640 feet. In May 2012, they have dedicated their mountaineering projects as a tribute to India girls and young women.

Hopefull and convinced that they will achieve, have organized other ventures that are looking for corporate or private sponsors to mount three peaks: Mount Carstensz Pyramid (16,024 feet) in Indonesia (the highest mountain in Oceania), the Mount McKinley in Alaska, USA (at 20,237 feet, the highest peak in North America), and Mount Vinson Massif in Antarctica (16,050 feet, the highest peak in the frozen continent).

"I think I climb mountains mostly because I get a lot of fun out of it. Never attempt to analyze these things too deeply," says Nungshi's official site, where the sisters report their activities. While Tashi believes that "A good mountaineer is the person with the technical capacity of professionals with enthusiasm and freshness of the keen's approach."

traducción: Belén Zapata