She has ascended the highest peaks on every continent and also skied to both the North and South Poles.
In 2010, she completed the Adventure Grand Slam by reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, after missing the peak by 200 feet eight years earlier. Today, she serves as an adjunct instructor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and is currently one of the most in-demand speakers on the planet.
In this episode, we will be discussing:
- Stories from childhood and how Alison developed love for climbing
- Being diagnosed at 17 with congenital heart defect
- Lessons on leading through uncertainty
- How she was able to travel for free during graduate school
- What is it really like to climb mountains
- Understanding that asking simple questions can lead to great opportunities
- What to do if our peers are holding us back
- Getting caught in a vicious midnight snowstorm in the region just below the summit, known as the Death Zone
- Finding the courage to follow our biggest dreams
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