Being a girl living in Kosovo and trying to climb big mountains is not a common thing, since people were
not too familiar with the concept of mountaineering, especially among women. Often you don't get the
support you need, neither financial or moral. Instead, people say you should not do it, which is one of
the issues that made me even stronger. By having climbed 4 x 8000ers so far, I am slowly changing the
mentality and motivating other girls to reach their dreams.
There are so many reasons why I like to climb big mountains, from national to natural values and
beyond. When I climbed mt Everest, as a first Albanian and Kosovar to the top of the world, it was more
about my people and my country. That reason really encouraged me to train hard and to go to the top.