An interview with our Peruvian Mountain Guide, Elizabeth, as she prepares to travel around the world the take on one of our favorite mountains: Kilimanjaro!
WHOA GAL Amanda Chessa met and became fast friends with Elizabeth, aka Mama Sherpa, hiking in Peru in 2016. Since then, Mama Sherpa has launched her own company, become an essential part of the WHOA family, and is our lead mountain guide on all our Peru + Machu Picchu Adventures. Everyone who has met or had the pleasure of hiking with her knows she is special soul, and there's no better way to experience the Andes and Peru than with her leading the way.
At WHOA we live for sharing adventure experiences and trying new things, so we've invited Elizabeth to join us and be our guest on one of our other signature adventures on the other side of the world - Mount Kilimanjaro. Even though Mama Sherpa is one of the most experienced trekkers we know, this will be her first time on a plane and traveling outside of Peru (how exciting)!
Below is from a sit down that took place in Spring 2018 in Peru, where Mama Sherpa talks with Amanda about how they met, what motivates her, and her feelings about climbing Kilimanjaro.