Attitude over Altitude

Attitude over Altitude

STONE MOUNTAIN TO MOUNT EVEREST! How does an unathletic teen react when her dad proposes a trek to the base of Mt. Everest? She’s horrified, but intrigued. Her decision to take on the challenge turns out to be life-changing, giving her a chance to discover her potential and also explore the glories of the Himalayas. Call it mind over matter—or mountain. Kavya Ahuja is a Junior at Lambert High School who now aspires to climb the summit of Mount Everest in 10 years. But first let us give you her experience in her own words: from the shocking idea, through grueling practice hikes and sudden shift as her aversion turned into passion, to the actual hike, filled with an assortment of anticipation, worry, humor, meetings, and discovery. She now says, “Don’t doubt your own potential even for a second, because you can do anything you set your mind to. Go make the impossible, possible.” Read more »

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