A woman has revealed that she has been living on top of a giant volcano for an entire month as she hopes to set a world record and inspire other women to “test their” mental strength.
Perla TigrenaThe 31-year-old from Saltillo, Mexico, is currently on her eighth day of living at 5,636 meters — or 18,491 feet — above sea level on the highest mountain in Latin America, Pico de Orizaba.
You’ll stay atop the towering volcano for 32 days, trying to survive fierce winds, electrical storms, hypothermia, and disease in the mountains.
In addition to setting a world record, Perla hopes to encourage others to never give up on their dreams, despite the obstacles.
Perla Tejerina, 31, from Mexico, on her eighth day of living at 5,636 meters above sea level on the highest mountain in Latin America, Pico de Orizaba (pictured near her camp)
Perla (pictured climbing Mount Aconcagua) has been living on top of the volcano for a month and hopes to set a world record and inspire other women to ‘test’ their mental strength.
You’ll stay atop the towering volcano for 32 days, trying to survive fierce winds, electrical storms, hypothermia and disease in the mountains (pictured on a previous expedition)
Pico de Orizaba (pictured) is the highest mountain in Latin America and the third highest in North America
She explained that she loves adventure and the thrill of a terrifying mission.
I like to test my mental strength.
That led me to do this big challenge, which I called The Tall Woman.
The climber began his adventure in the mountain peaks five years ago and set out to conquer the Pico de Orizaba.
She set a particular challenge for herself, staying at the summit for 32 days, something only Spain’s Luis Garrido who stayed in Aconcagua in Argentina could do.
Before beginning her adventure, Perla underwent frequent medical and psychological examinations.
A psychiatrist assured her that she was ready to face any physical risks, but warned her about the psychological stress that the search might cause her.
“You are fully prepared for everything, even in an emergency, but mental preparation is necessary, because the promotion is very different from the one you underwent to be in isolation in 32 days,” the psychologist told me, telling the local news outlet Emir Noticias.
The climber began his adventure in the mountain peaks five years ago and set out to conquer the Pico de Orizaba
Before beginning her adventure, Perla (pictured in Pico de Orizaba) underwent repeated medical and psychological examinations.
Perla (pictured on a previous expedition) remains steadfast in her challenge, having previously climbed Mount Aconcagua, La Malinche and the Imbabura volcano in Ecuador
Once she reaches the summit of Pico de Orizaba – the third-highest mountain in North America – she’ll constantly monitor her oxygen and blood pressure to make sure she’s safe.
She set up camp 15 minutes from the peak, in a safe place that would allow her to seek shelter from any snow or wind.
Perla remains resolute in her challenge, having previously climbed Mount Aconcagua, La Malinche and the Imbabura volcano in Ecuador.
To help entertain herself, she brought several items with her from home,
‘I’m never alone,’ she said, ‘I have a lot of books to read, and I meditate.
“I have a Bible that I read at all times to keep me strong spiritually and mentally.”
She shares her journey on Instagram, where she has more than 2,400 followers, hoping to inspire other women around the world.
Perla said, “I want to be an inspiration to all those women who are looking for motivation that encourages them to continue making efforts, to be persistent and not to give up despite the obstacles.”
In one video, mountains are visible, which has more than 2,600 views and hundreds of encouraging likes and comments.
In one video, mountains are visible, which has garnered more than 2,600 views and hundreds of encouraging likes and comments.
One user commented: “Don’t give up, we are with you!”
One of them said, “I wish you all the best in whatever you decide to do.”
Another user added: “Congratulations!”
Someone else commented “excellent”.
Another person said, “Inspirational.”
“Wow go Perla, of course you will succeed!” someone else added.