In Summer 2014, 16 UWC students from 12 different countries, and 3 women’s empowerment participants from the Akshara – Seema initiative completed a 20 day expedition in Ladakh, to climb a peak over 6150m. The participants trained for four months before the expedition, and through that process the UWC Mahindra Outdoor Education Outreach and Engagement Program was born. Students and NGO participants trained together, lived together, climbed together and in some instances cried together. This shared life experience resonates in the stories they tell.
Video by Arvin Dang