Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Meet Mountaineer Melissa Arnot

 Mountaineer Melissa Arnot

A Whittaker Mountaineering video features Melissa Arnot speaking about her love of mountaineering and her perspective as a petite female serving as part of a mountaineering team. Arnot has summitted Mount Everest 5 times.

Arnot says that she knows that the mountain doesn’t discriminate, but she does see a much higher proportion of males than females participating in mountaineering. The most insightful part for me was when she acknowledged that you “have to be willing to suffer a little bit” to be a mountaineer.

Watch the video here:

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