Guest Titan: Liz Rose, 25-yr-old climber who summited Mount Everest.
Tea of choice: Steam Tea’s Liquid sunshine
What we cover: On May 23rd, 2016, Liz Rose became the 17th Canadian woman to climb Mount Everest, the 2nd youngest Canadian overall to summit, and she’s on track to becoming the youngest Canadian to climb all Seven Summits — which is to say she’ll aim to tackle the highest peak on each of the seven continents. She’s surprisingly humble, not at all arrogant, and just generally likeable and accessible, and very human. And at just 25 years old, she is already most-assuredly a titan.
This is a conversation steeped entirely in greatness — ripe with metaphor — cause really, what’s more figuratively perfect for the rest of us to glom onto than the idea of finding our own Everest? It doesn’t have to be that each want to climb Everest — all that matters is that we each have our own Everest. Along the way, there will be the proverbial frozen oxygen mask — something Liz actually experienced on her climb — for us all. But one step at a time, and before we know it, we’re on top of the world. Liz shares epic stories of what it takes to reach the top, and just how harrowing the way down really is. And she also lets us know what’s coming up for her in the next six months. To paraphrase what the bear in the childhood song might have experienced: “She saw another mountain, she saw another mountain, she saw another mountain, was all that she could see…”
How you can learn more:
- Follow Liz on Instagram: @LizRose5
- Liz’s trek up Kilimanjaro
- Liz and her mom’s trek to Everest Base Camp (Nepal)
- Fear not: I will post footage of her Everest climb once she’s compiled it!
- Get your tickets for Wine Women and Sport on January 7th, 2017
- What book do we recommend you download for free? Right here, right now? Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
- Tea supplier: Vancouver’s Steam Tea House