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The first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest from both south and north sides

ClipArt_quote_startOur children did very well indeed.ClipArt_quote_end Expedition Patron President Nelson Mandela

Inspirational speaker, adventurer and author.

Cathy O’Dowd’s presentations combine adventure, drama, failure and success, sharing with you lessons learnt from one of the world’s most spectacular challenges: Everest.

Latest blog posts

  • The year that was: the Mazeno ridge expedition 01/09/2013 2012 was primarily the year of the Nanga Parbat Mazeno ridge expedition. From the invitation from Sandy Allan to join the team, back in January, to the expedition itself in June/July with all the uncertainty and the final success of Sandy Allan and Rick A...
  • Running in the rain: UTSM Half 10/23/2012 Water cascaded down the path faster than my tired legs could follow it. Rain was lashing from the side, driven by gusting winds, crossing Serra Montsant in squalls with just enough time between them to let you get half dry before the next wall of water st...
  • An interview for Econ Referenten-Agentur 08/16/2012 An interview for the blog of Econ Referenten-Agentur, one of my favourite German speaker bureaus, about our successful 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Mazeno Ridge and what comes next:

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