Sky News Sunrise

Vanessa O’Brien joins Gillian Joseph and Stephen Dixon to discuss the film Everest, climbing and risk on Saturday September 19, 2015.

The Boston Globe

This video was created by Emily Zendt for The Boston Globe and illustrates my final preparations as I leave the United States for Pakistan to attempt to climb K2 in the summer of 2015.

Women’s Achievers Congress

This video is a speech I gave at the Women’s Achievers Congress in London that took place on Thursday 29 October 2015. Other speakers included Mr. Syed Ibne Abbas, the High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK and the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, MP, Home Secretary.

Dailymotion Pakistan

Fantastic TV appearance with Ali Gauhar produced by Arslan Sherazi after attempting to climb K2 in summer 2015.

Good Day New York

Vanessa O’Brien, David George Gordon and Greg Olsen talk to Good Day New York about the 111th Annual Explorers Club Dinner.

Good Day LA

This segment aired on Good Day LA after completing the Explorers Grand Slam. It was wonderful spending time with Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on set. Thank you guys for letting me share my story with your viewers!

U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Fresh off of K2, Guinness World Record-holding mountain climber Vanessa O’Brien takes on Pakistan’s tallest rock climbing arena with our Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network, English Access Microscholarship Program students, and members of the five-time national champion women’s football team, The Young Rising Stars.

Wake Up With Al Roker

This segment aired on The Weather Channel on Wake Up with Al and talks about breaking the record for the Explorers Grand Slam in 11 months.

Arise and Shine

Guest appearance on an amazing new morning show – Arise and Shine – with Rain Pryor (Richard Pryor’s daughter) taped live in New York City on Sunday, 26 October 2014.


Many thanks to Ben Schenck of MTNMeister for this amazing interview. To see more MTNMeister please visit

The Couch New York City

The segment aired on The Couch after completing The Explorers Grand Slam in 11 months.

Local Climber Attempts Explorers Grand Slam

(Boston Globe) Bostonian Vanessa O’Brien trains for her trek to the North Pole next month which is her last feat as she attempts the “Explorers Grand Slam,” climbing the 7 summits, and hiking to the North and South Poles in a limited amount of time.

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