Brigitte, is a Belgian-born Australian mountain climber. Her climbing career spanned over thirty years.
In 1997, she became the first Australian woman to summit Mount Everest and the first Australian, male or female, to climb the Seven Summits (the highest summit on each of the continents).
Her nine year quest, which included four dramatic attempts on Mount Everest, gives her a unique insight on achieving long term goals, and on maintaining personal motivation.
After her career in mountaineering and adventure, Brigitte became a film maker and an inspirational speaker.
Brigitte has also written an autobiography The Wind in My Hair which is a tale of true heroism, courage and an unconquerable determination.
She now leads community building treks in her beloved village of Lura in Eastern Nepal, where she started a women’s literacy and empowerment program.
Growing up in Belgium
Being inspired by Tin Tin
The turning point in her life being inspired by her teacher.
'Il faut vivre ses reves et non rever sa vie.'
'We must live our dreams, not dream our lives’.
Joining a caving club at 16!
Her first experience in a cave and why she felt so safe and comfortable
How her journey evolved and why people are so important
Meeting boys and going climbing in Canada
Working at the supermarket to save money
Finishing university and what happened next
Moving to Australia and living in a tent
Not having any idea what she wanted to do
Taking it one expedition at a time
The low point of her lifestyle
Struggling to make friends after moving to Australia
The last mountain she climbed in 1999
Losing a loved one in the mountains
Why it was time for something else
Deciding to focus on other challenges and going through a divorce
Having a mountaineering career which spanned 30 years
Talking about money
Mental grit and mental resilience
Beyond the Smile - where it comes from
Plans for 2019
Starting with Patreon
Advice and top tips
Support Brigitte - via Patreon - www.patreon.com/brigittemuir