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Cathy O'Dowd is a winning explorer and raconteur.
Not one to submit to adversity, she reached Everest's peak from the south, despite facing the worst storm in the mountain's history.
She took on the challenge of the treacherous north side two years later, but her attempt ended when she stopped to try and save a dying climber.
A year later she returned and succeeded in becoming the first woman to climb Everest from both the north and south sides.
The first woman to conquer both the north and south sides of Everest
A former university lecturer with a Masters degree in Media Studies, she grew up in South Africa.
Now based in Europe, she remains an active adventurer. Her challenges have taken her from the heights of the Himalaya to the rock walls of the USA to the wilderness of the Arctic.
What she offers you
Cathy weaves together the literal adventure of the climb and the metaphorical challenge of reaching for the peak of achievement, sharing her stories of challenge, adventure, passion for life and the reality of death.
Cathy's great strength lies in combining her dramatic adventures with a coherent message to business. Her inspirational presentations entertain and motivate while reinforcing key principles of best business practise.
How she presents
Cathy is a fluent and passionate speaker, combining humour and drama, weaving a spell-binding story out of which she subtly draws her metaphors for achievement. All presentations are dramatically illustrated with photographs from the mountain.
She presents in English and Spanish.
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