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Monday, March 4, 2013

Nepal’s women climbers breaking the highest glass ceiling

29-year-old team leader Shailee Basnet looks at climbing gear at a store in Katmandu, Nepal. Aiming to change the all-male image of mountaineering in the country, a group of Nepalese women have embarked on a mission to climb the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents.