Do., 09. Juni|
"In the Shadow of The Mountain" with Silvia Vasquez-Lavado
Meet the CEO and Founder at Curageous Girls
09. Juni 2022, 18:00 – 19:00 MESZ
Silvia Vasquez-Lavado is a humanitarian, mountaineer, explorer, social entrepreneur, and the author of the critically acclaimed Memoir, "In The Shadow of the Mountain"
In 2016, Silvia Vasquez-Lavado became the first Peruvian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in Nepal. By 2018, she completed climbing the 7 Summits (otherwise known as the tallest mountain on each continent), becoming the first openly gay woman to do so.
Silvia is a role model for anyone who has been told that their identity comes with limitations. She is a fierce advocate for LGTBQ+ equality, women's rights, and sexual abuse survivors. Silvia's achievements made her recognized as a leader on and off the mountain and a symbol of women's empowerment worldwide.
Silvia's Memoir is not a story of an arrogant tale of forging herself through the sweat and grit of alpine mountaineering but a journey to understand what Silvia's heart was calling for when it led her to the mountains and what the mountains can teach us if we pay attention.
Silvia's story is not a triumph over nature or addiction or trauma but a complex, engaging exploration of what it means to let nature—both Mother Nature and our wild inner nature—lead the way toward truth and healing.
A leader on and off the mountain, Silvia's achievements led her to be recognized as an Ambassador in Peru and a symbol of women empowerment worldwide. She is a member of the prestigious Explorers Club, a sought-out international keynote public speaker, mentor.
In The Shadow of The Mountain will be turned into a feature film featuring Selena Gomez as Silvia.