Hiking, Healing, and Writing: Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

Hiking, Healing, and Writing: Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

On Saturday, 8/20 ACW will present mountaineer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, SILVIA VASQUEZ-LAVADO, the first Peruvian woman to climb Mt. Everest, and the first openly gay woman to climb The Seven Summits (the highest mountains on each of the 7 continents).

Her debut memoir, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN (Henry Holt, 2022) tells the story of how an early life of abuse and addiction led her to discover hiking as a method of healing. These pursuits transformed her life and empowered her to not only climb the world’s most challenging summits, but also to found the non-profit, Courageous Girls “…dedicated to healing and empowering survivors of violence and abuse through adventures in nature.” Her memoir is currently being adapted into a major motion picture starring Selena Gomez.

Vasquez-Lavado will be in conversation with an interviewer on stage. She will answer questions from the audience and sign books after the event.

Thanks to our sponsors for this event: NCPR, BluSeed Studios, Adirondack Frontier, Cape Air, Hotel Saranac, Long Run Wealth Advisors, Adirondack Council, Adirondack Foundation, and The Wild Center.



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Sat, 08/20/2022
4:30 AM