The mountain certainly doesn’t discriminate. The mountain doesn’t care if you’re male or female.

Melissa Arnot, who has been climbing for over ten years, gives us her advice to becoming a great and motivated mountaineer. Her experience has taken her up many mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest, five times. Whether you’re male or female, it all comes down to being a good teammate to the rest of your crew who are climbing alongside you. This is how Melissa drives herself to carry heavy packs, trudge through high winds and heavy snows, all the way to the top.


Feature image from
Jon Mancuso Photography