Shailee Basnet

Climber, Stand-up Comic; Coordinator for the Seven Summits Women Team

Shailee Basnet scaled Mt Everest in the year 2008. She then led the historic ‘Seven Summits Women Team’ which became the world’s first female group to scale the highest peak in each continent. She currently leads a program to help train young survivors of girl trafficking to become licensed trekking guides.

Besides, she is a bilingual stand-up comic and has performed at prestigious clubs in Nepal, USA and India. As a speaker, she takes audiences on a virtual journey of the Himalayas sharing some hard-earned insights on leadership, teamwork and setting outrageous goals amidst tough times.  Her journey has been covered by the BBC, ESPN, New York Daily News, PBS among others. Shailee and her team have received global accolades ranging from an audience in the White House to a medal decoration from the President of Nepal.