On Tuesday 16th May 2017, at 4:45am, in temperatures of minus 35°C, Mollie Hughes successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest from the North side.
This was Mollie's second time standing on top of the world having already summited the South side of Everest in 2012.
Achieving this feat at the age of 26 made her the youngest woman in the world and the first English woman to successfully summit from both the north and south sides of the world’s highest mountain.
Intro - how would Mollie describe herself
Not climbing her mountain until she was 17
Growing up in South Devon
Lacking confidence at a young age
The stages she took to get to where she wanted to go
Arriving back from Kenya and deciding on her next challenge
Travelling at a young age
Her journey to Everest
When the seed got planted to climb Everest
Her search for women who had climbed Everest
Giving herself 12 months to achieve her goal
Having the conversation with her parents….
A record to be had in 2012 - being the youngest women to summit Mount Everest from the UK
Dealing with rejection week after week
Getting herself fit and prepared for Everest
Doing everything she could to raise the funds needed!
Needing a killer auction prize
Dealing with an expedition that’s gone wrong
How to balance the risk and the rewards
Her 2012 Everest expedition & how she felt about it
Suffering for 2 months
“Seeing everyday as a success”
Being able to separate your emotions
3 British Women all in their early twenties on the mountain
Being interested in Tibet and wanting to explore the North side of Mount Everest
How much it costs to climb Everest
Her thoughts on reaching the top
What she's learnt most from going on these expeditions
What’s going to be next?!
Top tips for resting and recovering after a big challenge?
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