I started this blog for an Everest expedition in the spring of 2007--a climb that finished my quest to climb the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each continent). At that point, at the age of 18, I was the youngest person to have climbed the Seven Summits, and my dad and I were the first father-daughter team to do so. Still an avid climber, I am now a freelance journalist based in Seattle, WA. I still use this space to blog about my current adventures and answer questions about my climbs. I feel so lucky that mountaineering gave me such a sense of empowerment during my teenage years, so I especially like getting messages from young people!