Mountaineer

Mollie Hughes

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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Motivational Speaker

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!

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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.

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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.

“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

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

What People Say

“Meeting Mollie was a privilege and listening to her is captivating. Her story is vivid, scary, full of risk and comes with inspiring lessons of courage, strength, compassion and huge success…”

Sandra Benn Virgin Money

“Mollie’s captivating story of her endeavours coupled with mesmerising footage has any audience spellbound. Mollie has the natural ability to take the qualities required to climb to the Roof of the World and make them resonate with audiences as varied as impressionable school children, to hard to impress business communities. Young or old, male or female long after Mollie has left the room she continues to inspire others if not to climb; then certainly to move mountains to achieve their dreams.”

Christine Connor Santander

“Mollie spoke at our kick off meeting in Barcelona for our entire European sales force. Mollie was part of a huge production whereby her story was used to motivate, inspire and prepare our sales representatives to ‘climb to the top in 2018’. Mollie was phenomenal and the effect she has had on our reps will inspire them for many years to come. Thank you Mollie for sharing your incredible and inspirational journey with us.”

Elizabeth Tunley Stryker

“Mollie has come to speak to a variety of our early career and young professional engineers. On each occasion she delivered an inspirational, thought provoking and challenging event which has led to great learning on team work, resilience, determination and humility which has gone on to deliver great value long after the event is over. Thank you.”

Madeline Cranfield CH2M

“Mollie’s talk to our Sixth Form was both inspiring and engaging. The girls were just spellbound by her story and most importantly, motivated. Her reflections on the qualities needed to fulfil personal dreams and ambitions chimed exactly with what we have been saying as a school for years but they believed her! They are still talking about it weeks later.”

Anita Bath Headteacher, Sacred Heart High School, Newcastle

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