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Vanessa O'Brien: Facing Fear, Finding Humility and Surviving the 'Death Zone'

Vanessa O'Brien, British mountaineer and an American mountaineer (dual citizenship), explorer, aquanaut, public speaker and author of To the Greatest Heights: Facing Danger, Finding Humility, and Climbing a Mountain of Truth, discusses 'How to Turn Adversity into Triumph'.

On June 12th, 2020, Vanessa became the first woman to reach Earth's highest and lowest points, receiving a Guinness World Record. She became the first American woman to climb K2 and the first British woman to climb K2 (as a result of her dual nationality).

She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and an Honorary Advisory Board member of the Scientific Exploration Society (SES).

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