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Gemma Smith whose goals are to climb both the Matterhorn and the Eiger!

Gemma is a 27 year old technology PR consultant living in central London. She moved down to London 6 years ago after university and has been worked some pretty long hours ever since in a demanding but rewarding career.

Outside of work, Gemma likes to be outside exploring, even if it's just in the local park.

Almost two years ago she had a moment where she decided it's not worth being that person that says, 'that sounds fun but I could never do that'. Because of this change in attitude she started to believe she could do it.

This resulted in a life changing trip to Everest Base Camp in 2015 which was booked on a complete whim! Even since then, subsequent trips have been booked which have included summiting Mont Blanc in June 2016 and Mt Toukbal in the High Atlas Mountains in late 2016.

On Boxing day of 2016 Gemma will be heading off to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, where she plans to summit on New Years Day! What a way to start 2017!!

Challenge details:

In 2017 Gemma is planning on climbing both the Matterhorn and the Eiger. At the moment she is in the process of working out exact dates with the guiding company but it will be late August / early September time.

Social Media channels:

Instagram - @gemlaurensmith

Twitter - @GemLaurenSmith

We'll be following Gemma on her mountaineering adventure in 2017!

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