She’s the youngest Australian to scale Mount Everest and now 21-year-old Alyssa Azar from Brisbane will return to the world’s highest mountain with a new goal in mind.
Azar will embark on another expedition in March to become the first Australian woman to climb the north and south sides of Mount Everest.
She has completed the south side from Nepal and next year will scale the north side from Tibet.
If successful she will also achieve the record for the youngest woman to climb both sides – a title held by Mollie Hughes from the United Kingdom.
Alyssa, who has climbed the highest mountains in Australia, Africa, Nepal, South America and Russia, has encouraged others to achieve goals.
“It feels good to know that I have been able to have that effect on others just by staying true to myself and chasing my own goals,” she said.
“This is another great reason to keep challenging myself.”