Our Indiegogo campaign is now live. We need to raise $35,000 to send our next group of Courageous Girls to basecamp Everest. But we need your help to: Outfit the girls with proper training and climbing gear. Reserve flights to Nepal for our 8 young survivors. Pay for mountaineering guides and sherpas. Pay for the permit […]
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As we type, Silvia is on her way to summiting her 4th of 7: Denali. At 20,327 feet, Denali (also known as Mt. Mckinley) is the third tallest peak in the world and just over half the climbers actually reach the top, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed for Silvia. She’s one of about 250 […]
On March 12, Courageous Girls founder Silvia Vasquez-Lavado will be speaking at the United Nations for their Commission on the Status of Women. This is an exciting and prestigious opportunity to speak with the world about our efforts to help young women who have been victims of sexual violence.
Since Wednesday Summit from our brave and resilient Sherpa’s, the Mountain is semi-open for the rest of us to attempt up to the summit. The biggest challenge so far has been the wind making it extremely dangerous at very exposed high altitude. This is when the temperatures will likely be in the -30’s and with […]CONTINUE READING →
Per Mike’s (our expedition lead guide) suggestion into keeping my acclimatization and fitness by climbing a peak, today I’d be venturing to trek up to Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is known as the Black Rock mountain which is just behind of Gorak Shep, the last town before the trek up to Base Camp. Kala Patthar can […]CONTINUE READING →
As we patiently await the right weather window for us to depart into the higher camps, we are trying to recover all of our strength and rest before the intensity of a summit push. Somehow the weather at Base Camp has gone from nice and sunny to mostly snowy. It’s amazing how fast the whole […]CONTINUE READING →