Mountain Climber, Explorer
Vanessa became the first British and American woman to successfully summit K2 on her third attempt leading a team of 12. She received the SES Explorer of the Year in 2018 for her efforts. Vanessa proudly raised the UN Women’s Flag at the summit of K2 to show the power of women’s courage and determination.
Vanessa has a Guinness World Record for summiting the Seven Summits in 295 days, the fastest time a woman first achieved this goal. She has also skied the Last Degree to the North and South poles.