Video: REI Presents: La Cumbre – The Story of an Inspirational Mountaineer

At the age of 38, Ecuadorian Kathy Pico lost a leg to cancer. Rather than just give up on her hopes and dreams, she decided to set her sights even higher – both literally and figuratively. Kathy turned to mountaineering as a source of inspiration and drive, and has sense started climbing in the big mountains of her home country. In this video, we join her as she attempts Cayambe, Ecuador’s 3rd tallest volcano at 5789 meters (18,996 ft) in height. She is joined by fellow amputee and alpinist Chad Jukes and The Range of Motion Project. This is a pretty amazing way to wrap up the week.

Kraig Becker