10 Women to Climb Ecuador Peaks to Raise Funds for Lupus
January 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
The Ecuador Andes has a number of excellent mountaineering opportunities including Mt. Cotopaxi the second highest active volcano in the world, Mt Cayambe, El Altar, Illiniza and Chimborazo – to learn more about climbing in Ecuador please see our Andes Peaks page…
Posted by Heruon January 14, 2011in Featured News, Travel, World News
A total of 10 climber women over the age of 40 years old will go to climb Mount Cayambe (5790 m) and Mount Chimborazo (6300 m) in Ecuador, South America, as a fundraising effort for people with lupus in Indonesia.
Under the flag of Equatorial Peaks for Lupus (E4L), the team of climbers is once again complete the mission ’3 Peak Equator, ‘climbing the three highest peaks on the equator with permanent snow. Effort to climb the mountains gets support from various parties, including the World Wide Synergy of Indonesia.
“Mount Cayambe is the third highest mountain in Ecuador, Latin America, and it is the last mountain covered with eternal snow at the equator that still leaves stretch of desert and snow-covered the peak.
Meanwhile, Mount Chimborazo with five peaks is recognized as the highest volcano in Ecuador. This mountain is also recognized by worldwide as the world’s highest mountain, when the distance of its peak is calculated from the center of the earth, “said Chairman of E4L, Ami Saragih, in a press release.
The 10 climbers women are: Ami KMD Saragih (46, psychologist), Amalia Yunita (43, self-employed), Veronica (47, private employees), Diah Bisono (45, self-employed), Miranda Wiemar (43, accountant) , Tejasari (42, independent financial planner), Dwiastuti Soenardi (53 , Private Employees), Heni Juhaeni (44, consultant outdoor equipment), Imas Emi Sufraeni (45, housewife), and Myrnie Zachraini Tamin (47, accountant) . The only man who will be climbing companion was Rachmat, as the team coach.
This is the third expedition which is done by 10 climber women aged over 40 years old to raising funds to the Lupus Foundation of Indonesia (YLI). E4L team’s concern is on the environment and others that is dedicated to increasing recognition of the Lupus disease.
In a survey indicated that 9 out of 10 people with lupus are women and detected attack women in the productive years (age 15-44). The numbers of sufferers are believed to be greater than the sufferers who had been successfully detected, while an understanding of the disease is still very minimal.
“E4L expedition which this year is supported by Synergy World Wide of Indonesia is expected to be an inspiration for other women to remain care to the environment and keep to do activities or exercise, without having to worry about age,” said Ami Saragih. Synergy World Wide of Indonesia supports the climbing team in the form of food products, such as ProArgi-9 Plus and Mistica, and several other types of products to help maintain health and increase their stamina.