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.
Mountaineer and Motivational Speaker
'Mollie Hughes is the Youngest Woman in the World and the First English Woman to summit Mount Everest from both sides.'
Mollie has a very exciting story to share. She is an highly experienced corporate and school motivational speaker. Mollie's presentations are passionate, imaginative and tailor made for her specific audience. All presentations are backed up with exciting firsthand photographs and videos to make it feel as if you are climbing Everest alongside her!
Read first hand accounts of Mollie’s experience of climbing Mount Everest from the South side in 2012 and the North side in 2017. Understand the highs and lows of each expedition as well as the technical detail of climbing from both sides of the mountain. In this section you will also find key articles Mollie’s other expeditions, interviews, kit reviews and the latest news from Mollie.
“Mollie is a unique young lady with a genuine passion for adventure and achievement. I am proud to support her record attempt on Mount Everest and wish her every success on the mountain."
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Facts About Everest
Mount Everest stands at 8,848m above sea level making it the highest mountain in the world, is 60 million years old and actually grows a very small amount each year.
The area of the mountain above 8,000m is known as the Death Zone. This zone has such little oxygen that life cannot survive for long.
There are two main climbing routes on the mountain the South side and the North side. In 2012 Mollie summited via the South route from Nepal. In 2017 Mollie will return to Everest to attempt to summit from the North side via Tibet. If successful she will become the Youngest British Person to climb Everest from both sides.