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Afghanistan has incredible mountains! This beautiful wilderness setting provides a container for our girls to leave behind the stresses of everyday life and test their own limits. We get to the mountains as often as we can to hike and climb, creating lifelong memories for our team.  

In Kabul, the team trains six days a week and conducts trauma resiliency sessions, team building activities, trip planning duties, and community service projects. The second year team mentors the first year team and alumnae stay connected with the program through outreach and employment opportunities, creating an Ascend network of accomplished and supportive women in Afghanistan.

See their stories and drink in the beautiful scenery of Afghanistan's mountains.



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