Alyssa Azar on conquering mountains

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NAME

Alyssa Azar

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I'm an athlete in the field of mountaineering and I work as a trekking and mountain guide.

FAVOURITE BAND?

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Imagine Dragons

FAVOURITE SONG?

Radioactive

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST AND WHY?

Ruelle, I love the drama of her music but mostly it's the lyrics.

THREE OF YOUR HARDEST MOMENTS?

1. Crossing the Kokoda Track at 8 years old. 2. Making the decision and following the process to climb Mt. Everest 3. ... and then actually climbing and summitting Mt. Everest.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO NEXT?

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Tibet. I'll be heading back to climb Mt Everest in just 8 weeks but this time to climb a different side of the mountain that is located in Tibet, China. I'll be travelling through both Nepal and Tibet to get there. Some of my favourite places.

WHAT MAKES A WOMAN ELECTRIC?

Authenticity. Having the courage to be herself.

HAVE YOU COME UP AGAINST RESISTANCE WITH WHAT YOU'RE DOING? HOW DID YOU MANAGE IT?

Yes, and by looking at the bigger picture of what I was trying to achieve. Plus, I always ask myself if I drown out the noise around me and focus purely on what I'm doing does it still mean as much? If yes, and it always has been, then I won't allow myself to get pushed off my path.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AS A KID? HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

Active, intense and ambitious. I don't think that has changed haha.

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