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Day 41 Part 2 – Into the Khumbu once more!

I was certainly a cold night, though I couldn’t help feeling if my own fears made me feel even cooler. Crampon time, my hands felt cold, and I realized I was nervous, but more importantly I was tired. I’m really tired, not just any tired, I could feel my body wanting to take a nap,...


Silvia profiled in Peru’s largest newspaper.

Courageous Girls founder Silvia Vasquez Lavado was recently featured in Peru’s largest newspaper. The article focuses on her quest to be the first Peruvian woman to climb the tallest peaks on all seven continents and includes some great discussion of Courageous Girls. (Sorry – no link to the article.) There are only a few days...


Help support our next trek on Indiegogo.

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...


Day 15: The final day in Kathmandu

Today is my final day in Kathmandu. Everyone is gone and my calendar is pretty packed. At 10:00am I’m meeting with the Nepali local program manager who is working on rebuilding the nunnery in Debuche and through him I’ll be able to send the winter items to the nuns. At noon, Shailee and Maya will be...


Day 14: More in Kathmandu City

Day 14th – Final day with our Courageous Girls…… for now….. Today, Saturday, will be the last day with our Courageous Girls, before they head back into their normal lives. From our meeting yesterday we agreed on a 4- to 6-month development plan and this morning the girls shared their biggest personal learnings and inspirations they discovered...


Day 13: Kathmandu City

Day 13th – From Lukla 2886mts/9469ft to Kathmandu. Today we are sadly departing Lukla back to Kathmandu. Once there we’ll be doing a little planning with our girls, reflecting on the trip and also projecting the next stage. The Lukla airport is tiny: all the flights happen in the morning and whether they go out...