Ashima Shiraishi, A 14-Year-Old Who Is One of the Best Female Rock Climbers in the World

The Great Big Story network explores the life of Ashima Shiraishi, a 14-year-old girl from Queens, New York who is one of the best female rock climbers in the world.

Ashima Shiraishi can scale boulders and rock faces that most people twice her age simply can’t. The 14-year-old New York native started climbing boulders in Central Park when she was just six years old and hasn’t looked back since. Keep going Ashima!