Region:
World
Category:
Woman
Article type:
Approaches

Nungshi and Tashi Malik: Twin India conquer the world

Region:
World
Category:
Woman
Article type:
Approaches
Author/s:
By Pablo Pla
Publication date:
Print article

The pursuit of Nungshi and Tashi Malik to reach the Seven Summits was inspired by the cause of Indian girls who called # mission2for7 and later #UnchaiyonSeAage mission (Hindi word meaning "beyond the heights")

In May 2013, at age 21, the twins Nungshi and Tashi Malik became the first twin sisters in the world to climb Mount Everest successfully. In less than two years from that day, the "Everest Sisters" as they are popularly known, achieved several milestones emblematic global gender.

They were the first twin sisters in the world to climb the famous "Seven Summits" (the highest peaks on every continent, including Mount Everest, which was presented at the 60th edition of the Guinness World Records). Having successfully completed the mission to reach on skis the last grade in the North and South Poles have become the first in the world to complete the prestigious trip "Adventure Grand Slam '' and the 'Three Polo Challenge' being younger women to complete these sports actions.

In addition, the sisters have also managed several national and regional records, including "the Indian youngest to climb the Seven Summits, youngest Indian to reach the South Pole on skis, the youngest Indian to reach the North Pole on skis , the first Indian women to climb the seven summits on the first attempt, younger women from South Asia to climb the Seven Summits and the first Indian and south Asian in complete "Adventure Grand Slam". They are also the only twin sisters who have climbed one unnamed peak climbed to 21,000 feet 'alpine style' in the Indian Himalayas. the twin sisters have been widely reported by Indian media specialist media. the world press has also reported frequently in them.

With its roots in a more conservative rural region of North India (Haryana state) having a worst masculinity index due to a strong preference for boys and alarming rate due to female feticide children, finding Nungshi and Tashi of the Seven Summits was inspired by the cause of the Indian girl who called # mission2for7 and later the # UnchaiyonSeAage (Hindi word meaning "beyond the heights') to become the first sisters in the world to complete Adventurers Grand Slam mission .

They have become the brand ambassadors of state of Uttarakhand (India) for their campaign 'beti-Bachao' (protecting girls). Last year also nominated 'Uttarakhand status icon for the general elections in India to increase awareness and participation in elections. The twin sisters are great speakers in public and have delivered inspiring talks throughout India and in several countries overseas, such as USA, Brazil, Nepal and Chile. They have also delivered TEDx talk in New Delhi.

Tashi and Nungshi achieved an impressive academic record. Besides a degree in journalism and mass communication have 17 credit points for the master's degree in peace building from the School of International Training, Vermont, USA .. Apart from its interest in the pacification of conflicts, twins have a strong orientation and social activists, especially on gender issues. To continue promoting gender equality in India, the "Twin Everest," as they are popularly known, they have created the 'Nungshi Tashi Foundation'.

They plan to pursue higher studies in sport and exercise to the doctoral level and pursue career in sports and the outdoors. Its strategic objectives is the establishment of world class 'center of excellence in mountaineering' in India. The twin sisters are passionate about dance and want to spend substantial part of their leisure time on learning various dance forms. They see mountaineering as a journey in 'self-discovery' and their favorite quote is still famous' not the mountains we conquer but ourselves "Edmund Hillary.

traslation: Belén Zapata