KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 13
Three Sherpa brothers -- Mingma Sherpa, Chhang Dawa Sherpa and Tashi Lakpa -- left Kathmandu on Monday for an expedition to Antarctica with the mission to climb seven summits on seven continents.
The manager at Seven Summit Treks, Thaneswar Guragai shared that the team will spend one month in Antarctica attempting Mt Vinson and ski the last degree (the South Pole). If the team accomplishes the feat, it will be recorded as the first three siblings, as well as the first Nepali team to do so.
The Vinson (4,892m) is the highest peak in the Antarctica and the South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole.
It is one of the two points where Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface.
Among the three siblings, Mingma and Chhang Dawa Sherpa have kept the Guinness world record for "World's First Siblings to Climb All 8000ers".
Tashi Lakpa Sherpa is an adventure specialist and one of the most experienced expedition leaders in the Himalayas.
He also holds the Guinness record for climbing Mt Everest at the age of 20 without using supplementary oxygen.
The siblings have also scheduled a plan to go on the north pole expedition in the spring of 2022.
The three brothers met Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on December 12, where they were handed over the national flag of Nepal to take on the Antarctica expedition.