Women of Inspiration Awards 2018

On International Women’s Day 2018, it was a complete honour to receive a ‘Women of Inspiration Award’ from the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB)! Each year the ASB honours and celebrates the achievement and contribution of inspirational women in business and the wider community. This March, the ASB honoured 12 such women at a reception […]

Acclimatisation

  Undoubtedly, one of the most important aspects of an Everest expedition is acclimatisation to the extreme altitude found on the mountain. Mount Everest soars to a whooping 8,848m, once on the summit, climbers will experience the equivalent to 33% of the available oxygen they experience at sea level. Acclimatisation takes time, patience, hard work […]

Mont Blanc – August 2013

This summer Everest summiteers Mollie Hughes, Alpine skier Chris Lowe and Alpinist Calum Mallory set off to Chamonix, France. Our goal was to climb Mont Blanc the highest mountain in Western Europe, without the use of cable cars from and to the valley. On the 7th of August at 4am we left London in Calum’s […]

The Lhotse Face

We have just finished our last acclimatisation rotation on the mountain before the big summit push. We reached camp 3 on Mount Everest at 7,100m. It’s not thought that the body can acclimatise much above this altitude and we will start on oxygen at camp 3, so no need to go any higher until the […]