Sibiling Tashi and Nungshi are Indian originally from Haryana and currently residing in Dehradun. On 16 Dec 2014, Nungshi & Tashi scaled Mt Vinson in Antarctica, completing their ‘Seven Summits’ and becoming the World’s First twin sisters to conquer.
They took up this adventurous challenge and successfully hoisted the Indian flag across the world. They say the mountains are just in our hearts and we have to overcome them first.
Their message to this world: They said nobody asked us about our vision, what we want to do with our lives, no matter what the rest of the world likes to do, you define your life and success. Live the life which you want to live. Giving credit to their father who is a retired Indian army officer, they said he encouraged them to pursue their dreams. He said what are you afraid of and be what you want to be. Live the life on your own terms. You have to make it right and you have to take right decisions. After-all it’s your life.
Here they speak up at Ted-X inspiring people to take up challenges, be adventurous and do what you want to do. You have one life and it’s only one. Here’s what they have to convey to this world:
They reached Mt Everest (World’s & Asia’s highest peak) May 2013 Mt Elbrus (Europe’s highest peak) Aug 2013 Mt Aconcagua (S. America’s highest peak) Jan 2014 Mt Carstensz Pyramid (Australasia’s highest peak) Mar 2014 (World’s youngest and 2nd pair of twins) Mt McKinley (N America’s highest peak) Jun 2014 Mt Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest peak) Feb 2012 and O3 Jul 2015.
After the Seven Summits, on 28 Dec 2014 they reached South Pole on skies and on 21 Apr 2015 by skiing to North Pole the twins have completed the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’ under mission#UnchaiyonSeAage (beyond heights).
Apart from becoming world’s first siblings and twins, they are now the youngest women ever to complete the Explorers Grand Slam. They also wish to contribute to peace through adventure.
Post Everest, the twin sisters successfully completed #mission2for7, conquering the tallest peak in each of the seven continents for the cause of the Indian Girl Child, with the Vision: •Through mountaineering achievements, promote mountaineering as a sport. •Encourage the girl child to dream and achieve. •To win on behalf of all girl children.
We wish them all the best for all their future endevours and their efforts for a vision of peace, encouraging the girls all around.