A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials have told the BBC.

Fifteen Nepalese women are planning to climb from the Nepali side, with just five male Nepali climbers so far.
The last time a large number of Nepalese women climbed Everest was in 2008, when all 10 reached the summit.
Many of this year’s female climbers want to use the opportunity to bring attention to gender and environmental issues.

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