Australian Television Presenter & Producer, Adventure Addict and once upon a time Miss Australia tells us a wild story about how she helped her brother become the youngest Australian to climb Mt. Everest in 2005.
First Exposure to the Outdoors
Oh I grew up in a very outdoorsy family and I have two older brothers too. You know the boys and I were always outside. I think in the 70s so it was definitely something that my parents put in the milk and we were always outside doing things growing up in Sydney in Australia. Its beautiful down here, incredible climate, so it's just a natural thing today. And then my first real adventure was actually when my brother came to my parents over dinner one night and said “I'm going to be the youngest trying to climb Mt. Everest.” He had no mountaineering experience. I mean we live in a flat country. My parents to their credit said “well if you believe in that dream then how are you going to make it happen?” And as a young man he made it happen and I said to him age 19, well I'm going to help you. I've just finished school was between school and college. I put myself on a plane and at 19 spent three months living in Nepal and six weeks at base camp. That was my first real experience of adventure travel. Everything stems back to that trip.
Things we talked about
I think that authenticity of an experience, we really want to go out and hang out with people and to be part of their lives. So I think authenticity and experiential travel will be where it's at. I'm an ethical sustainable traveler as well. I think world is becoming far more conscious of our impact. So how can you know if you're going to get on a plane and travel how can you give back in a different way? How can you be sustainable? How can you leave footprints and nothing else and take away your memories but nothing else? I think people are becoming more and more educated. I think providing that service of sustainability will be rewarded for ethical environmentally sustainable travel. I definitely will pay extra for that.
Other Outdoor Activities
Surfing, Bungee Jumping
Yeah I like books so it's really hard to me to pick a favorite book because I spend hours in a bookstore. I hope that they never disappear from our planet. I think we can learn an awful awful lot from books but I don't have a favorite.
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