Aymara women mountain climbers

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — At first glance, the indigenous Bolivian women don’t look much like mountain climbers, with their colorful, multilayered skirts and fringed shawls. But their helmets, polarized goggles and crampons…

“Women also have the right to climb mountains,” said Adrian Quispe, one of the mountain guides. “It’s not just men who are allowed. Women of all ages can go.”

(Thanks to Kay for sending this in! The article includes a slideshow of pictures of the women, make sure to check them out.)