Mountaineer and climbing mentor, Liz Rose, is on a quest to climb the highest mountain on each continent, commonly known as “The Seven Summits”. At the ripe age of 25, Liz has already summited Kilimanjaro, Everest, Aconcagua and, most recently, Mt. Vinson in Antarctica. She is on track to become the youngest Canadian to climb all seven with her sights set on summiting the remaining three within the remainder of the year: Denali, Elbrus, and Kosciuszko.
Liz grew up on the West Coast of British Columbia with a love for adventure and the outdoors. Her Seven Summits journey began in 2015 when she summited Kilimanjaro alongside her father. Climbing to the "Roof of Africa" introduced Liz to the high of being in the mountains and she was hooked. Her next mountain adventure came shortly after with her mother - they trekked to Everest Base Camp in Nepal together. Liz recalls this as, “the trip where I completely fell in love with Everest and the idea of conquering the Seven Summits.” Since then, Liz has gone on to climb Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and, notably, on May 23rd 2016, she became the second youngest Canadian to summit Everest (the North side from Tibet).
Liz has shared with us some amazing photos and stories from her most recent summit, Mt. Vinson. Please click through the photopanel below to read about her climb up the highest peak in Antarctica. Congratulations on your fourth Summit from your Mountain Mentors family, Liz! We can't wait to watch you bag your final three.
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If you are interested in knowing more about Liz's Seven Summits journey, have a gander at these interviews she's done:
- Broadcasted interview with the Global News: B.C. woman shares experience climbing Mt. Everest
- Interview with Derek Jory with the Vancouver Canucks: Conquering Everest
- Podcast interview with Mary-Jo Dionne Productions: Tea with a Titan, Episode 31: Liz Rose, 25-year-old climber who summited Mt. Everest
Also, follow along with her journey and show your support on her Instagram! Go Liz!