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Mollie Hughes is the Youngest Woman in the World and the First English Woman to summit Mount Everest

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.


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Show notes

  • 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….

  • The money..

  • 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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