‘Everest twins’ bag Explorer Award in Iceland



Dehradun-based twin sisters, Nungshi and Tashi Malik, have received the 2016 Leif Erikson Explorer Award in Iceland for becoming the youngest people to complete the Explorers Grand Slam -- an adventurers challenge to reach the North Pole, the South Pole and all of the Seven Summits.

The twins, 25, received the award on October 23 under the category of great achievements in exploration by a person under the age of 30.

The Iceland-based Exploration Museum -- which instituted the award -- has uploaded 1.37 minute video of the twins on YouTube that shows the journey of the twins in scaling some of the difficult peaks.

In 2015, the sisters, popularly known as “Everest Twins”, featured in Guinness World Records for becoming first twins to scale Mt Everest. In 2016, they again featured in Guinness for becoming first twins to scale Seven Summits.

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