MOKSHA - Freedom Through the mountAINs
Moksha came about through a collaboration between ASDT, Ladies Mountain League (Nepal), Himalayan Single Track (Nepal), and WRKSHRT (Jackson, Wy). The key women who made this film a reality also include: 10 x Xterra World Champion Shonny VanLandingham, International Guide and MTB Director Julie Cornelius, and Media House Director Francesca Weikert. These ladies served and fueled incredible inspiration for this project, along with spending four weeks together learning from their Nepali teammates as this story came together abroad. The film also highlights the women on a week long bike packing adventure through the lower Everest region, facilitating a confidence building MTB clinic led by Ladies All Ride's founder Lindsey Richter, and competing in the Asian Enduro Race Series. These inspiring moments, along with many shared Nepali meals, customs, and dances have created long lasting sisterhood and love for one another, despite the age gaps and cultural differences of our team. In short, the journey shares a blossoming female community that few people even know exist and in a dramatically male dominant society and culture.