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Indian Twin Sisters Climbed Mount Everest : Fastest South Asians to Complete the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’

Tashi & Nungshi Malik
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Indian Twin Sisters Tashi and Nungshi Malik are the first twin sisters to climb Mount Everest together. Tashi & Nungshi Malik have become the fastest South Asians to complete the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’. Indian Twin Malik Sisters completed ‘Explorers Grand Slam’ in Just 2 years and 1 month. This is the ‘Fastest ever by any South Asian (male or female)! And only 2nd time ever completed by a South Asian.

India’s proud daughters Tashi & Nungshi Malik have climbed the Seven Summits and skied to North & South Pole and also scaled a virgin peak at 21000 ft in the Himalayas in just 2 Years and 1 Month. Only one other South Asian has completed the achievement before the twins, an Indian ex-Naval officer Satyabrat Dam who is now a professional adventurer.

Malik sisters scaled the 5,895 metres high Mountain Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain on Earth and the highest peak in Africa, on July 3 2015 and thus completing the Explorers Grand Slam. Though the twin sisters are relaxing in the glory of their achievements, they said they have not received any financial support from the Centre.

“Mountaineering is a great sport but it has put my parents in debt. Though we scaled many heights for our country, not even a single penny has been provided by the government,” the twins said. Tashi & Nungshi Malik are planning for book on their journey experience.

Tashi and Nungshi Malik met Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in Uttarakhand state. The New Zealand government is providing a sports scholarship to the young achievers of ‘Explorers Grand Slam’. The twins, who are from Uttarakhand, have now set their eyes on Mt Cook, the highest peak in New Zealand.

Tashi & Nungshi Malik are known for Guinness record holders as first twin sisters to climb Mount Everest, World’s First siblings and first twins to scale the Seven Summits and World’s First siblings, first twins and youngest women to complete Explorers Grand Slam (last degree) and the Three Poles Challenge.



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