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
Beyond the Highest Peak
At 4:45am on the 16th May 2017 Mollie Hughes returned to the summit of Mount Everest for the second time. Mollie became the youngest woman in the world and the first English woman to summit Mount Everest from both its north and south route.
Beyond the Highest Peak is a short documentary film about Mollie’s 2017 North-side expedition. This film explores Mollie’s motivations for returning to Everest as well as the experience of climbing the mountain itself from the more demanding northern route via Tibet.
This film has been beautifully crafted by Shimnix Films with pre expedition footage woven between staggering first-hand footage of the northern route of Mount Everest captured by Mollie and Jon Gupta of Mountain Expeditions.