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“You’re going to die…It’s not a good idea for you to go up there…How strong do you think you are?Maybe you should wait…” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀These are some of the reactions I get when I tell people about my ambitions in climbing and ski mountaineering. Of course, I don’t listen to what people say. But those voices creep up. Subsequently, it’s taken me a long time to see myself on top of the highest peaks. I want so badly for other women to have that opportunity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀My friend @sstroeer just started Aurora Women’s Expeditions (AWE) and is launching a new program to give a woman a $5k grant to climb a 6000m peak in Nepal this fall. Applications are due by May 1! See the link below or in profile to apply: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#climbforequality