Perspective – Positive routines
Due to her perseverance, Andrea Cardona on May 23, 2010 became the first Guatemalan and Central American woman to reach the Everest Peak and place our flag at such an important summit. In order to do that, she had to train for two years and climb 13 mountains before going to Everest. In 2012, Andrea became the first person in Latin America to ski at both poles, and climb the highest mountain on each continent (Explores GrandSlam). A curious fact is that as a child she was very cold, she was afraid of altitude and suffered from asthma, something that definitely didn´t bring her closer to the profile of an extreme climber. She proposed it to herself and she started climbing one small mountain after another, increasing little by little her endurance, technique and confidence.