Ep. 683: The 7 Summits & Explorers Grand Slam - Revisited - Tashi and Nungshi Malik

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Originally aired August 20, 2018

These twins are the real deal. Their list of achievements are impressive, especially when you consider they're only 27 years old! This was an interview to remember and we hope you enjoy!

Take a look at what they've done together:

World records

  • First female twins to scale Mt Everest (Climbed at 21 years of age)
  • First siblings & twins to climb 'Seven Summits' (highest peaks in all continents)
  • First siblings & twins to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge
  • Youngest persons ever to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge (until 12 April 2017, now held by Marin Minamiya of Japan)
  • First twins to reach South Pole on Skis (last degree)
  • First twins to reach North Pole on Skis, (last degree)
  • First female twins to scale Mt Cook, New Zealand's tallest peak on 2 December 2016

National and regional records

  • First South Asians to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge
  • Youngest and Fastest South Asians to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge (two years and a month)
  • Youngest South Asians to scale the 'Seven Summits'
  • First Indian women to climb all 'Seven Summits' in first attempt (overall second Indian women and third Indians)
  • Youngest and fastest South Asians to reach North & South Pole on Skis (completed in less than four months)

Honors and awards

  • Awarded first New Zealand-India Sports Scholarship to study Graduation in Sport & Exercise at SIT, Invercargill, NZ
  • Attended US Dept of State's 'Global Sports Mentoring Program' for emerging women leaders in sports in Sep-Oct 2015
  • Conferred India's highest adventure honour 'Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award' 2015 by the President of India on 29 August 2016
  • On 23 October 2016, awarded 2016 Leif Erikson Young Explorer Award in Husavik, by the President of Iceland

How to follow them:

Instagram: @twinclimbers


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