Women climbers break barriers

Associated Press
Nepalese woman mountaineer Chhurim who has been recognized by Guinness World Records for climbing Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season poses with the certificate issued to her in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. 29-year-old Chhurim scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit on May 12, 2012, and again a week later on May 19. (AP Photo)

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Aiming to change the all-male image of mountaineering in their country, a group of Nepalese women have embarked on a mission to shatter that barrier by climbing the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents. Of the 3,755 climbers who have scaled Mount Everest, more than half are Nepalese but only 21 of those locals are women.

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