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22 November, 2022

Mollie Hughes - Setting records on Mount Everest

In this weeks Outside & Active Podcast episode, we are joined by a world record holding mountaineer and adventurer who is the youngest woman in the world to successfully summit Everest from both the north and south sides.

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In this episode of the Outside & Active Podcast, Dom is joined by Mollie Hughes

Mollie Hughes is a world record holding Mountaineer, Adventurer and Motivational Speaker based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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.

In 2019 Mollie set off on her most ambitious expedition to date, skiing solo from the coast of Antarctica to the Geographic South Pole.

After 58.5 days and 650 hours of skiing alone in whiteouts, storm-force winds and temperatures hitting minus 45C, Mollie Hughes reached the Geographic South Pole on the 10th January 2020– achieving her second world record by becoming the youngest woman in the world to ski solo from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole.

Read more on Mollie's Antarctica expedition here

Mollie has an inspirational story to share and is renowned for giving powerful presentations to a wide variety of audiences, exploring her experiences of climbing the highest mountain in the world and skiing solo to the South Pole

In this episode, Mollie talks through the intricate details of completing these incredible challenges and what inspires her to take on expeditions that others find unfathomable.

Watch the full video!



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