Features Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 05:30
    Twenty four-year-old twins Tashi and Nungshi Malik, who created a record by becoming the fastest South Asians to complete the Explorers Grand Slam in two years and a month, have made the country proud.   The Explorers Grand Slam involved the sisters scaling the highest peaks of all seven continents and also conquering the North and South Poles on skis.   Mt Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain on Earth at 5,895 metres was the last summit that the girls scaled on July 3, completing the adventurers challenge.   Nungshi, the younger twin, recalling the achievement told PTI, "The feat was a tough one, but worth the effort. There were times when it was difficult even to stand,  but we stay put. Where there were many reasons for us to stop, there was only one to keep us going...our passion."   The twin mountaineer sisters had earlier scaled the highest peak in the world on May 19, 2013 when they were just 21 years old. This inducted them straight into the 60th edition of Guinness World Records as the first twins to climb Mount Everest.   The twins have dedicated their feat for the cause of saving the girl child. They are also brand ambassadors of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign for Uttarakhand.   As a tribute to their achievements, here's a recap of their trek to Everest's summit and the dangers that faced them.      

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