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Adventurer climbs for Himalayan schools


EVEREST SUMMITEER AND AUSTRALIAN Geographic Society award winner Allie Pepper will be raising funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundation when she attempts to become the first Australian woman to climb back-to-back 8000m peaks this year. Allie received the Australian Geographic Society's Nancy Bird Walton Award for female adventurers in 2011.

On 24 March, Allie will fly to Nepal to attempt to climb Manaslu (8163m) and Lhotse (8516m) in the same season.  This project follows her successful summit of Everest in 2011. As part of her climb, Allie is fundraising for the AHF's Teacher Training and Quality Education program in the Solu Khumbu.

For more information visit the Australian Himalayan Foundation, or to sponsor Allie visit her website