If Indiana Jones was a woman he would be Elin Larsson. She spent four years flying passengers and all sort of cargo to remote villages in Indonesia.
Would you strap yourself onto a 200 ton rocket and 3 million liter of fuel? Voluntarily that is. The thought alone would probably scare the shits out of most people. Jessica Meier on the other hand can’t wait for her name to show up on the list. Soon she will be on her way to the International Space Station.
Women have been travelling and exploring the world alone for generations. Alexandra David-Néel walked into Tibet in 1924 disguised as a man. Freya Stark trekked into Iran in the 1930s and in 1963 Dervla Murphy rode her bike from Ireland to India. Brave women can be found everywhere in history.
Like Leyla Giray Alyanak, who has been traveling solo for the last 50 years and visited more than 80 countries. She has been lost in the amazon jungle; was shot at in Beirut and found herself stranded in a minefield in Mozambique.
Johanna Davidsson is a pioneering polar explorer, a record-breaking long-distance skier, and a nurse. Last year she was the first Swedish woman to ski solo to the South Pole breaking at least 4 records along the way.
In April this year I climbed two mountains. The first one rose 5000 meters above the jungle of Nepal. The second one was inside my head. Still today, I am unsure which one was the biggest challenge.
As I am blind mountain climbing is easier said than done. I will, however, not let that stop me.
This is my story of my amazing adventure to Nepal.