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Hiking, Healing, and Writing: Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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.

The event has been moved to the Saranac Lake High School at 5pm.

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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