Female mountaineer Wasfia Nazreen announces Seven Summit climb
Bangladesh's first female mountaineer Wasfia Nazreen, on a mission to conquer the seven great mountain summits of the world, is off to climb the Mount Everest, the world's highest peak.
Wasfia Nazreen has taken up te challenge of climbing the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents in celebration of the 40th years of independence and women’s progress of the country under the aptly named pioneering campaign “Bangladesh on Seven Summit”. This is the first time a Bangladesh has taken up such a challenge. She has already made it to the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak of the African continent on 2nd October 2011; and Aconcagua, the highest peak of South American Andes mountains (also the highest point outside Asia) on 16th December 2011, the 40th Victory day of Bangladesh.