UNGSHI and Tashi Malik, twin
sisters from Haryana, are an ex-
ceptional duo. At the age of 22,
they became the world’s first twin sis-
ters to climb Mount Everest. They
scaled the world’s highest peak on
May 19 last year.
And now they are on another
unique mission called Mission 2For7 –
to climb the highest peaks in all seven
continents for the cause of young Indi-
The talented pair has already
climbed six of these peaks: Mount Kili-
manjaro in Africa (February 2012),
Mount Everest in Asia, Mount Elbrus
in Europe (August 2013), Mount Acon-
cagua in South America (January
2014), Mount Carstenz Pyramid
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SINGAPORE, WEEKEND OF FRIDAY,
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After climbing Everest,
Indian twins Tashi and
Nungshi are on a
mission to conquer
the highest peaks in
the seven continents
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