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: http://youtu.be/Z9A80jNCu7c