'I learned it is not about where you are from or what your nationality is – it’s about having a sense of belonging to the whole community; it’s about where you are in this society, knowing who you are and what you can or want to do, that’s important' said Marin Minamiya when sharing about her mountaineering adventures.
The 20-year-old South Island School alumna has conquered the world’s seven summits and the South Pole, making herself the world’s youngest person to conquer them all. She is now preparing to reach the North Pole in the coming April. Marin said her determination to explore was inspired by the SIS school trip to Annapuma base camp, Nepal when she was 13. She thanked SIS for giving her the opportunity to discover the beauty of mountain peaks and breathtaking nature scenery.
After completing her Explorers’ Grand Slam challenge to the Poles, her next step is to attend intensive sailing courses in Australia or South Africa later this year so she can sail around the world to promote youth empowerment. Read full story at South China Morning Post page.
Photo credit: from Marin's FB page.