Everest Twins talk about the final leg of their mountaineering expedition – ‘Mission 2FOR7’.
Livguard, the upcoming automotive battery brand, recently announced its association with 23-year old twin sisters Nungshi and Tashi Malik. Commonly known as Everest Twins, the girls are now embarking upon the final leg of their ‘Mission 2for7’ in early December 2014, with a mountaineering expedition to Mt. Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest peak. With the successful completion of ‘Mission 2for7’, they will become the world’s first twin sisters to step together on the highest peaks of the seven continents with a twin vision – to promote mountaineering as a sport and voice the cause of women empowerment.
Breaking World Records
Having climbed Mt. Everest at the age of 21, Everest Twins are the world’s first twin sisters to have scaled the highest peaks in Asia, Africa, South America, North America, Europe and Australia including an unclimbed, unnamed peak at 21000 feet alpine style in the Indian Himalayas. After a successful climb to Mt. Vinson Massif, the twins’ names will appear in the coveted ‘Hall of Fame’. At 22, they have made the highest number of world records in mountaineering by any Indian, conquering all odds of unfavorable terrain, life-threatening climb risks and innately adverse weather conditions that the snow-capped mountains offer.
Speaking on the final Leg of the Mission 2for7, the Everest Twins univocally opined, “We would like to thank Livguard for the massive support and encouragement that they have extended to our ‘Mission 2for7’. We are now geared up to scale Mt. Vison Massif, Antarctica’s highest peak which offers its own unique set of challenges and avalanche including 22-hours of broad daylight, many polar high-pressure systems and temperatures varying from 20F to -40F.”
“Seeing is believing. By our world record feats in mountaineering – a sport demanding extreme physical and mental capabilities and a very high degree of risks, we want to show that girls can compete on equal footing with men even in areas traditionally seen as ‘men’s forte’”, they added.
Working towards women empowerment
Rakesh Malhotra, founder, Livguard commented, “We are immensely proud to rope in the Everest Twins as our cultural ambassadors. Our collaboration with Nungshi and Tashi Malik perfectly blends with our brand ethos ‘Always charged’, promoting a culture of spirit, bravery, endurance, adventure, audacity and women empowerment that we as a brand stand for. We salute the spirit and the enthusiasm of the twins and the humble cause of protecting women’s rights which they are incessantly fighting for. The successful climb of the seven summits will go down in history as one of the finest international mountaineering achievements by Indian women.”
The Everest Twins also deliver gender related talks in schools and social forums to directly appeal to parents and stakeholders to change their angle of vision and see the girl child as a source of love, joy, progress, and strength. They are also forming the NungshiTashi Foundation, which will work towards empowering women and promoting outdoor sports.
They are the world’s first twin sisters to conquer Mt. Everest (Asia), Mt. Elbrus (Europe), Mt. Aconcagua (South America), Mt. Carstensz Pyramid (Australia), Mt. McKinley (North America), Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa), including a 21,000 foot glacier in the Indian Himalayas.