Mollie Hughes Returns To Everest With Tiso

At Tiso, the outdoor adventure specialist, we have a long history of supporting and sponsoring a wealth of good causes and inspirational adventures in the great outdoors. So, when we heard about our own staff member, Mollie Hughes planning to break records, we jumped at the chance to get involved and return to Everest! In May 2017, Mollie Hughes plans to reach the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in six years. If successful, she'll be the youngest Briton and first English woman to achieve the goal from both the North and South routes of Everest.

Already an accomplished climber, with a wealth of knowledge and experience, Mollie is determined to ascend the windy and cold North face alongside Jon Gupta from Mountain Expeditions. Picking up climbing at secondary school and summiting Africa's second highest peak - Mount Kenya - at the age of 17, Mollie has been inspired by the courage and determination of female adventurers, including those such as Junko Tabei from Japan who successfully became the first woman to scale Everest in 1975.

Well versed in the benefits of using high quality equipment and apparel; as well as holding a Bachelor's degree in Sports Psychology from the University of the West of England, Mollie is hoping her expertise will help her overcome chilling -40° C temperatures but she knows that this will be the ultimate test of her psychological resolve. Supported by Tiso for every step of the expedition, from training to stepping onto the summit, we're very proud for Tiso to be returning to Mount Everest in our sponsorship of such a great challenge. Mollie has been a member of staff at Tiso since 2014 in both our stores, and as a member of the head office content team. You can see more about Mollie in the video below:

Tiso's Everest History

Tiso has a long and proud track record of supporting adventure in many forms, as a family business with a deep affinity and passion for the outdoors. Our CEO Chris Tiso was also a member of an Everest expedition back in 2000 in which Polly Murray, another inspirational woman in adventure, and ambassador for the Tiso Group, became the first Scottish female to scale the peak. You can read an Everest Q&A with Mollie Here.

Mollie Hughes has said 'I love climbing and adventurous activities. Hopefully my second expedition to Mount Everest will inspire other young women to realise that with careful planning and determination, challenges can be overcome and dreams achieved."

Check Out Some Photos From Mollie's First Expedition To Everest

The Western Cwm 1/6
Climbing Ama Dablam 2/6
Views from Ama Dablam, Camp 1 3/6
Above The Clouds 4/6
Mollie's Teammates Approaching the Summit 5/6
On Top of the World! 6/6

In addition to the principle support from Tiso, Mollie is also supported by philanthropist Kae Tinto Murray, Osprey Backpacks & Engineering firm, CH2M. Mollie is also hoping to raise money for Cancer Research UK

You can keep track of Mollie's progress by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

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