The Alpinist | Afghan Mountaineering


Though Afghanistan is now synonymous with conflict, there was a time when it was known, at least among the world's most elite mountaineers, as a training ground for high altitude ascents in the Himalaya. 

In my cover story for award-winning mountaineering magazine The Alpinist, I recount the efforts of local and international climbers to restore to the country a mountain tourism economy and, for a small group of women mountaineers, a sense of agency and freedom in the country's highest peaks. 

Read the full story online, and subscribe to The Alpinist here