Women on top
Meet the mother-daughter team who received a gong at last year's AG Society awards.
Mountaineering duo Cheryl and Nikki Bart created history when they became the
first mother-daughter team to reach the 8850 m summit of Mt Everest (AG 90) at
9.05 a.m. (AEST) on 24 May 2008, seven weeks after setting out from Base
Completing Everest also bagged the women the mantle of the first
mother-daughter team to climb the world’s seven summits (the highest peak on
each of the world’s seven continents): Mt Kosciuszko (2228 m), Australia; Vinson
Massif (4897 m), Antarctica; Mt Aconcagua (6962 m), South America; Mt
Kilimanjaro (5895 m), Africa; Mt McKinley-Denali (6195 m), North America; and Mt
Elbrus (5642 m), Europe.
En route to the top of the world, Cheryl and
Nikki battled bitterly cold temperatures and several delays including the
Beijing Olympics’ torch relay, which reached the summit on 8 May.
seven summits goal was the ultimate physical, psychological, emotional and
spiritual challenge for us,” Cheryl said.
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