The Expedition

Ladder crossings in the Khumbu Icefall, Everest
Ladder crossings in the Khumbu Icefall, Everest

In 2012 Mollie summited Mount Everest from the South side via Nepal.

In Spring 2017 Mollie is planning to return to Mount Everest to attempt to summit from the North via Tibet. If successful Mollie will not only become the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest from both sides but also the first English woman to do so.

Climbing Mount Everest from the North will follow the same route that George Mallory and Sandy Irvine attempted before disappearing close to the summit in 1924. The North route of Everest will present Mollie with many different challenges to the south route. The North route is significantly colder and windier than the South route of the mountain. When climbing from the North, Mollie will have to spend a much longer time above 8,000m in what is known as the ‘Death Zone’, an altitude so high that life cannot exist there for long.

Mollie is currently looking for financial support to enable her to complete this challenge in the Spring of 2017.

Mollie’s previous Mount Everest expedition attracted international coverage; articles were published in the Times of India, The Himalayan voice and Nepal news. Along with many national newspapers in the UK; The Telegraph, The Sun, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and The Scotman. Regional news also heavily covered Mollie’s story, she was interviewed for the Bristol Post, The Western Morning News and the London Metro.

Mollie also appeared in many popular magazines; mountaineering related magazines, such as Trek and Mountain magazine, Adventure Travel Magazine, Outside Times and The BMC’s Summit magazine as well as non mountaineering classics such as Country Life where Mollie was March 2012 girl of the Frontis page.

Since then Mollie has become one of the BBC’s mountaineering experts and has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4, both Womans Hour and The Today Programme, BBC Five Live, BBC World Service and BBC World News TV.

Mollie also has a large social media following where she shares not only expedition news but training knowledge, public speaking engagements, relevant news articles and the kit she uses in the mountains.

Read about the opportunities to sponsor Mollie’s expedition here…