THE BIGGEST PART IS CONQUERING YOURSELF

Margaret Watroba fell in love with the mountains and dreamed of climbing the Himalayas as a young girl—she has since attempted to summit Everest Base Camp four times. 

'Mountains have spirts. I don't conquer it, I ask it to allow me to go. The biggest part is conquering yourself. Mind and body—there's no other assesment other than you. It's like torture to some extent.'

This story was collected by the Centre for Stories for the Empathy Museum's 'A Mile in my Shoes' installation as part of Perth International Arts Festival