Strong Women Lift Each Other Up. There may be a common stereotype that women don’t give enough support to other women. As a trekking community we know it’s just not true. In our world, women do help each other, and we go further and faster when we do. Literally to the summit and all the way back down to base.
Most of this group of Amazing Trekkers began as first time hikers climbing Singapore's highest 'peak' - tiny Bukit Timah hill at 164m. Some never did any exercise when they began, some trained alone, with a friend or a family member. With the support of other women and loved ones, they have gone to conquer more challenging peaks like Mount Kinabalu, Mount Ophir/Gunung Ledang and Mount Batur.
Yesterday, these 7 mountain explorers reached the summit of Mount Lambak together, constantly supporting one another and encouraging each other; offering a helping hand when needed.
A huge number of women are already doing this, and all women can and should. There are many ways and things you can do today – and every day – to support the women you know and work with. Let's continue to inspire and encourage one another, lift each other up, and push ourselves to be our best selves. Women don’t have to support other women, but so many of us choose to because we know we’re better together.
As women trekkers, we must celebrate each other’s accomplishments and achievements loudly and proudly. So what is your next peak challenge?
Congratulations Ani Ahmad, Fadilah Ali, Shailaja Shetty (Sangita), Kiran Kashyap, Shaz Abbas and Rozi Laino. Under the leadership and guidance of our Club Vice President Shah Ahern (we ️ her) you reached your peak!