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Climbing for More Than the Summit

By Ben Lerman on Apr 5, 2018
>Ahlqvist on an acclimatization climb in the Himalaya. Photo courtesy of Carina Ahlqvist.

“I am driven to do my part for a better world, not just reach the summit and get an adrenaline kick.”

At 27,824 ft. (8,481 m), Makalu is the fifth highest mountain on earth. For Carina Ahlqvist, who in the spring of 2018 will attempt to become the first Scandinavian woman to reach its summit, the peak is far from the only objective.

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Topics: Himalayan climbing, WFR, Environment, Wilderness First Responder, Research, Mountaineering, Stewardship, Stories, Wilderness Medicine Stories