Sara Safari is an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor, Electrical Engineer and advocate for women empowerment.
Sara was born in Iran and moved to the USA in 2002 to continue her education in electrical engineering. While teaching at California State University Fullerton, Sara met the founder of the Empower Nepali Girls foundation. She decided to climb Mt. Everest to raise funds and awareness for the girls who become victims of human trafficking or are forced into early marriage. She is now a board member and director of development of Empower Nepali Girls and she dedicated her book “Follow My Footsteps” to this organisation.
Sara will be the first Iranian in history to climb the Seven Summits, the seven highest peaks in each continent.
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Just another Everest climber!
Born in Iran and moved to the USA at age 20
Living in California
Being very grateful to her parents for their sacrifices
Studying electrical engineering
Wanting to raise money for the Empower Nepali Girls foundation
Starting from zero
Getting outside her comfort zone
Being a shy person
Asking strangers for money
Climbing Everest - April 2015
Meeting the girls from Nepal
Being on an ice wall during the earthquake at 20,000 ft
The turning point in her life
Starting to climb the 7 summits
Going back to climb Everest again…but ended up breaking her arm
Going through a divorce in 2008
Getting the idea to cross Greenland
Getting excited about the next expedition
Using the time to reflect back on her life
The uniqueness of the challenge
Advice for women going through a tough situation
The patience needed in mountain climbing
The team dynamics in Greenland
The National Geographic article about the Greenland crossing
Funding challenges and adventures
Building mental resilience and determination
Being a work in progress
Learning new habits and transforming herself
The power of saying it out-loud to the world
Training to get fit and building muscle and endurance
Living with a heavy pack on
Tips for rest and recovery
Walking in the sun everyday for 20 mins
Why you have to START NOW!
Website - http://www.climbyoureverest.org
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_9cyPCB97LUKinSh2Fgpsg/videos
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