What People Say

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 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.

“Mollie presented to over 120 of our property investors at our Christmas Family day. Mollie’s story was truly inspirational and scary! Some of her photos and clips were breath taking. Mollie explained the challenges she faced throughout her climb and just what it takes to reach the top of the world. Drawing on her experiences on Everest, Mollie had some very poignant things to say about achievement and what is needed to be a high achiever in any field.”

– Gill Fielding. Fielding Financial Family, The Secret Millionaire.

Mollie Hughes Speaking

“Mollie was guest speaker at the Dorset Expeditionary Society Christmas Ball. She gave an incredibly moving, self-effacing, inspirational and often humorous account of her experiences climbing Everest. As a member herself of the DES, her speech, as a consequence, had an even greater effect upon the audience. Both young and “more mature” members were spellbound by her very human story. This was one person’s determination to leap over every conceivable hurdle placed in her path from fund raising to surviving in the “death zone” on Everest. Mollie made the evening and raised the bar for so many of our young adventurers.”

-Clive Burgess. Co-founder, Dorset Expeditionary Society.

“Mollie came to speak to year 12 and 13 students at Feltham Community College. She was incredibly interesting and engaging, the students were very inspired by her story. Mollie’s presentation worked because she covered new ground, she had original ideas about what was needed to be successful including the way that you deal with fear. This gave students a new perspective and they have been able to reflect on this in form time. Thanks Mollie for sharing your wonderful experience with us.”

-Charlotte Tibbs. Head of Year 12, Feltham Community College.

“Mollie was our Guest of Honour at our annual Speech Day at which we have over 1300 people in the City Hall. Mollie was quite brilliant. She mesmerised her audience with her remarkable story and has all of us willing her on for her next Everest Challenge. Aided by a wonderful set of images and videos, Mollie gave a clear description of the challenges she faced on summiting Everest. At the Reception afterwards she was mobbed by the young and the old, all wanting to thank her for her outstanding talk. I would recommend her unreservedly.”

-David Elstone. Headteacher, Hymers Collage, Hull.

“It was an absolute pleasure hearing you speak about your experiences and absolutely amazing to see how much determination you have, and that you made your dreams possible. As a student, I can safely tell you that you have reignited the drive I once had and have proved to me that anything is possible. For that I would like to thank you, and I hope that you will visit us again sometime soon.”

– Reiss Akhtar. Year 11 Student, Kingsford Community School.