On August 6, 2015, a team of 13 young female Afghan climbers came together for a historic moment. They set out to become the first women to reach an unclimbed peak in stunning Panjshir province with the assistance of experienced climbers from Ascend, a non-profit organization that teaches leadership skills through athletics.
VICE Impact followed these women along their perilous journey and documented their goal of changing the narrative about the heights women are able to achieve and to conquer the complex social boundaries of being a young woman in Afghanistan.
Watch the Vice produced documentary and meet some of the team in person and by video link for a live Q&A afterward.
This event is a fundraiser for Ascend: Leadership Through Athletics and all proceeds will go to supporting future projects by Ascend to change the perception about women and gender equality in Afghanistan.