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Inspirational Mountain Climber Speaking at SFU Surrey Campus

September 22, 2014

Come hear the inspirational stories of Susmita Maskey, a mountain climber who has climbed Mount Everest three times as well as various peaks in Nepal.  Maskey will be speaking this Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm in the Westcoast Savings theatre (room 2600) at SFU Surrey. 

The talk will revolve around Maskey depicting her previous climbing experiences as well as how she is preparing to complete her last of the Seven Summits, Vinson Massif in Antartica.  After completing this climb she will be the first solo Nepali woman to complete all of the Seven Summits.  Susmita Maskey is dedicated to empowering young women with many of her climbs being used to help raise awareness about issues affecting woman and children.  She was also both a team leader and coordinator of the First Nepali Women Everest Expedition that occurred in 2008. 

Also speaking will be Sherri Ferguson, who is the director of SFU’s Environmental Medicine and Physiology Unit (EMPU), where high altitude research is carried out.  She will speak in regards to SFU’s research regarding the challenges of high altitude climbing. 

You can find out more information about Susmita Maskey and her climbs here. 

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