Friday, November 11, 2005

Mount Everest

Hiking to the top

No peak is too high for the gutsy women, who have risked their lives in their dream to summit Mount Everest, writes Sudeshna Sarkar.

Since the 1850s, when it was recognised as the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest has meant different things to different people. It is the abode of the gods, the ultimate adventure destination, a symbol of courage and heroic endurance. The year 2005 adds a new significance: the 8,848 metre high peak is the new icon for women - a testament to the fact that more and more women are reaching the top. Literally. Read full story >>