Five Bolivian indigenous women share one goal: climbing the highest mountain in America.
I am passionate about the mountains. I sometimes think about leaving it, but I look at the mountains… and I see that I can’t leave it, that I’m going to keep doing it. Because I like it.
In the mountain you breathe deeply and you forget all your troubles. It’s like a dream. I take a deep breath and I get strong. Now, I will face the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in America.
We have been discriminated against for being Aimara, and for being women. Here, women are always cooking or washing. But women can also climb. On the mountain I have no thoughts, I just feel free.
You must give it all. And it’s when you reach the limit that you learn new things. I didn’t even know what I was capable of. You shouldn’t limit yourself.
I’ve always worked so my daughters don’t suffer what I had to go through. That’s the real challenge. In the mountains I forget everything. In the mountains I´m happy.
Five Bolivian indigenous women are involved in a unique expedition. As a symbol of liberation and empowerment, they propose to climb the highest mountain in America. Their image is amazing: they climb wearing their traditional skirt. They are more than climbers, they are brave women who find in the mountain a space to feel free, happy and alive. Their adventure will show the world an inspiring way to be a woman, to live tradition and to relate to Mother Nature.
Jaime Murciego and Pablo Iraburu
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