Forthcoming talk: Saturday 7 September 2013
People ask me where I developed the skills and attributes that enabled me to climb to the highest point in the world.
Girl Guiding was a very big part of my life for almost 10 years. As a Brownie, Girl Guide and Ranger I was given opportunities that I would not have had otherwise. I visited places and took part in events that unbeknown to me at the time, helped to develop my drive and ambition to achieve and succeed. My first alpine experience was to Switzerland to visit Girlguiding’s ‘Our Chalet’ and climb my first alpine peak (a small one in Adelboden). I never dreamt that I would one day stand on the summit of Mount Everest.
Without a doubt, the experiences I had as a Brownie, Girl Guide and Ranger started to develop the confidence, self-belief and determination required to reach the top of the world. I want to encourage other young girls that they can do the same. In this talk I’ll share the highs and the lows of preparing for such an enormous challenge and explain exactly what it feels like to stand above the clouds, at 8850 metres.
If you’re a member of Girl Guiding and you’re interested in attending this event, please get in touch with Su Hassall directly. I look forward to seeing you there.