Climbing Mountains Is Her Religion. It’s Where She Found A New Life.



“Take calculated risks. You’re the driver of destiny.”

Vanessa O’Brien wasn’t always the record-breaking risk-taker behind such inspiring words.


In 2010, she was just another suit running the rat race. But the death of her brother and the crumbling state of global finance prompted a reassessment of life priorities.

That’s when she decided to stop climbing the corporate ladder and start climbing mountains. Submitting to Mother Nature helped her gain patience and determination as she chased new life goals.


She’s since become the fastest woman to climb the Seven Summits and complete the Explorers Grand Slam.

There will be no more wasted tomorrows in her book.

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