After years of helping mountaineers achieve their summit goals, eleven of these female Aymara porters and cooks strapped on crampons and swapped their high bowler hats for helmets to start bagging peaks themselves, all while wearing their traditional wide, puffy skirts and plaited hair. “We’re not taking off our [traditional] attire because we want to climb like this,” said one of the climbers, Jimena Lidia Huayllas. “To me, [climbing] is one of the most wonderful feelings a woman can have.”