SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) -- Two Lake Tahoe-area women have completed a rain-soaked climb to the summit of a 16,000-foot mountain in Africa in the name of women, business and the environment.

Meghan Kelly and Jennifer Gurecki dubbed their expedition to Mount Kenya "Summit for Our Sisters." Their hope was to inspire others to work to empower women. They also wanted to bring attention to climate change and promote the launch of their new ski and snowboard company in Stateline.

They told the Tahoe Daily Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/mz2dnzk) they were plagued by heavy rainfall but thrilled to zoom down a glacier on skis and boards after they reached the summit on Nov. 8.

The pair raised money for Zawadisha, a nonprofit organization Gurecki founded to help empower and expand opportunities for women and children.

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Information from: Tahoe Daily Tribune, http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/