By Mona Shahab
Aida Adnan, a super mom of five, Owner & Founder of ‘My Little School’ and a yoga instructor shares with us the most memorable experience of her life.
What do you do when you're not climbing mountains?
I am a mother of 5, Founder/Director of an early years and elementary school, and recently opened a yoga studio that I enjoy teaching in during my free time.
What made you decide to join this climb?
It has been over 2 years that Mona has been suggesting different mountains, but the timing was never right for me. I saw the sparkle in her eyes every time she would talk about her climbs, honestly she was my inspiration.
Are you a beginner or advanced climber?
This was my first climb.
What was the experience like for you? What's the most memorable part of the climb? And likewise, what was the hardest?
An experience like no other; nothing prepares you enough, for what you are about to go through. Most memorable was the connections and bonds we created. From the other people that climbed with us, to Peter, one of our support team members, who used to wake us up. We had an amazing team, their whole focus was to support and take care of us in every sense of the word. Even on summit night, their mission was to push us all the way up to reach the summit, not only because it was their job, but because they were passionate about what they do. They would encourage us and pull out our water bottles when we were too cold to do it ourselves.
Are there any lessons you learned on the mountain?
You can do anything you set your mind to do! Basically it’s mind over matter.
What advice would you give to people who are not super fit or haven't been active but would like to be?
Incline, Incline, Incline. So, hike or use the treadmill and go full incline and hot Yoga for breathing.
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