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During the Taliban regime, men and women were severely punished for engaging in sporting activities in Afghanistan. Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, thousands of Afghans have revived the nation’s passion for going outside, having fun and keeping fit. Today outdoor activities are gaining popularity around Afghanistan, particularly…

Explosions and bombings come with spring in Afghanistan, making security the biggest concern and barrier for our team and our activities. I have not been able to take the girls out to a mountain for the past two weeks because of the unstable security conditions in Kabul, but we still…

By Faisal Naziry, Ascend Afghanistan Operations Director There is always a way to the top In meeting the challenges of our mountain climbing project in Afghanistan, teamwork, patience, and progress give us hope. People are fascinated with our project when they hear about women doing mountain climbing in Afghanistan –…