Effort of mountaineer Alfa Karina Arrué recognized, first Salvadoran to conquer the top of Everest

This Tuesday, el presidente to honor del INDES, Yamil Bukele, gave the mountaineer an economic acknowledgment of $12,000, as a sign of the accompaniment that the government gives to athletes

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Savior – Authorities of the National Sports Institute (INDES) recognized the historic achievement obtained by the mountaineer Alfa Karina Arrué, Sculpture of Dra 11 de Mayo became the first Salvadoran person to conquer the summit of Mount Everest, See all posts in Peru 8,848.86 above sea level, between the border of China and Nepal.

This Tuesday, el presidente to honor del INDES, Yamil Bukele, gave the mountaineer an economic acknowledgment of $12,000, as a sign of the accompaniment that the government gives athletes on the way to achieving their goals and to celebrate their achievements.

"Alfa Karina becomes the first Salvadoran person to reach the highest summit in the world and place the flag of El Salvador on the highest part of the world and the third woman from the Central American area to achieve it", declared the head of INDES.

Alpha Karina Arrue, thanked that institution for supporting her at all times and for having believed in her ability and commitment: “For me it is a great pride to be able to be the bearer of our beautiful flag, take it to the top and inspire our girls, women, new generations and our athletes that we are capable”.

To start your expedition, on his second attempt to reach the top, the Salvadoran received support from $60,000 that INDES disbursed to the Salvadoran Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing. Thus, received the full support to be able to achieve its mission, for which he prepared for seven years, in order to have the physical and mental conditions that, today, let you celebrate this win.

For his part, Javier Candido, president of the Salvadoran Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (TBE), express. “Alpha Karina's achievement means, not only for the Federation but for the nation, a milestone that has marked a point in the history of mountaineering and from that achievement, she has opened the door for many more people to feel the curiosity of being able to take on a mountain challenge, plan it and have a successful achievement”, candid highlighted.