SIT Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise students Nungshi and Tashi Malik have continued to break world records, recently completing their North Pole expedition. The "wonder twins" who came to study at SIT as New Zealand India Sports Scholarship (NZISS) recipients offered through the New Zealand Prime Minister’s scholarships, currently hold the title for the first siblings and twins to complete climbing all seven of the world’s highest peaks in each continent.
After a gruelling seven day ski journey sledding nearly 300 lbs and braving minus 30 degree temperatures, on the 21st April 2015 the brave twin sisters hoisted the tri-colour Indian flag on the North Pole and are now also record holders for the first siblings and twins as well as the youngest women to complete the Adventurer's Grand Slam. The Adventurer's Grand Slam is climbing all the seven highest peaks in seven continents as well as reaching both the North Pole and South Pole on skis. Led by Bengt Rotmo from Norway, Nungshi and Tashi’s team also included a male climber from Egypt and a woman from the Philippines.
Congratulations Nungshi and Tashi on achieving this amazing and very inspiring feat!
To read more about their #mission2for7, see here: http://bit.ly/13ialwK