Kathmandu : A 35-year-old Nepali woman has become the country’s first climber to have scaled the tallest peaks of all the seven continents after conquering the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, reports PTI. Susmita Maskey was felicitated today soon after she arrived here from Mt. Vinson Massif, the highest peak of Antarctica, which was her final destination towards climbing the seven highest peaks of all the continents.
Susmita, a resident of Kathmandu, started her journey by successfully climbing Mt. Everest (8,848 m) on May 22, 2008 for the first time and conquered it again on May 18, 2011.
She climbed Europe’s highest peak Elbrus (5,642 m) located in Russia on June 26, 2013, Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,896 m), Africa’s highest peak situated in Tanzania on July 5, 2013 and Mt. Koscuiszko (2,228 m) of Australia on July 25, 2013. South America’s highest peak Mt. Aconcagua (6,961 m) in Argentina was scaled on January 13, 2014, North America’s Mt. Mckinlay (6,194m)on June 23, 2014 and Mt. Vinson Massif (4,892 m) of Antarctica on December 6, 2014. After climbing the Everest, Susmita scaled highest peaks of the six continents in just 17 months.