Mission to tackle highest mountain on each continent
Wimbledon-based photographer and mountaineer Alexandra Nemeth is tackling the highest mountain on the world's seven continents for her Seven Summits Challenge.
Alexandra, aged 30, who lives in Worple Road, has already completed three of the summits in her remarkable adventure. So far she's tackled:
The summit of Elbrus, via the north side - Europe's highest peak.
The summit of Kilimanjaro - Africa's highest peak.
The summit of Vinson - Antartica's highest peak.
In June she plans to climb Mount McKinley in North America, and she'll face Carstensz Pyramid in Oceania in October.
If she completes Aconcagua in South America and Everest in Asia as planned by June 2016, she'll be the youngest British woman to finish the Seven Summits Challenge.
Alexandra aims to raise awareness for eating disorder charity B-eat with completing her mission. She has received sponsorship from the following Wimbledon companies: Nuffield Health, Park Accounts and Alexander House.
She is also raising funds for her challenge by taking part in a series of events, and recently completed the Richmond Half Marathon (see picture above right).
Later this year she aims to complete the Geneva Half Marathon in May, cycle the L'Etape de Tour in July and take part in an Ironman contest in Austria in August. If that wasn't enough, Alexandra will also attempt to climb the Matterhorn solo in May - marking the 150th anniversary of the ascent by a British climber.
She said: "As a proud Wimbledon resident I am keen to work with local companies and want them to be part of my journey. Their logo and brand will be displayed on my exercise and expedition clothing, gear and flags every race I run and mountain I climb."
Photographer Alexandra will no doubt be taking some striking images during her challenge, with some of her past adventures featuring on her website: www.alexfineartphotography.com. If you are interested in being part of this incredible journey through your support, please contact Alexandra directly on 07886 877 900.
March 30, 2015