Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) organized a talk program on ‘Opportunities and Challenges in the Expedition for Women Mountaineers’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap on 8 March 2021, 3:00pm NST.
Women have faced many problems and challenges while climbing the mountain. The women climbers said that they were sadder than happy when they returned after climbing the mountain for months. In a discussion program organized on the occasion of the 111th International Women's Day, Women climbers said that they have been facing discrimination such as killing the character of women who have gone for mountaineering.
‘Women are mentally capable but physically weak and have to face various problems during the ascent. During menstruation, there are a lot of problems during the climb,' president of Everest Climbers Association Maya Sherpa Said.
Doma Sherpa said that women are facing problems due to lack of funds, lack of knowledge about mountains, lack of information about essential materials, awareness, lack of training and society's perception towards women climbers. 'Those who want to climb the mountain should be able to read and understand the mountain,' said Sherpa.
Climber Bhumira Gurung said that they have not been able to conquer the society even after conquering the mountains. Women climbers have been criticized for associating their names with men while going mountaineering.
In a program jointly organized by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Everest Climbers Association on the occasion of International Women's Day, the women climbers shared their problems while climbing. More than two dozen women climbers participated in the event. So far, 49 women have successfully climbed the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.