Episode 33 - Cathy O'Dowd

Cathy O’Dowd is perhaps best known for being the first woman in history to summit Mount Everest from both sides. She is a NY Times bestseller author and Cathy has spoken to corporations and groups in more than 40 countries about what she has learned from her adventures in the Himalaya, focusing upon lessons of leadership, team dynamics, achieving goals and the motivation needed to see through long term projects and expeditions.

Refreshingly candid, Cathy observes that “Everest does not provide answers to life’s problems. It is just a very high lump of rock. Our answers have to come from within us”.


You can find out more about Cathy at here website here

You can learn more about 'The Business of Adventure' here

For those in the UK, you can pick up a copy of her book here

And for those in the rest of the world, here is a link to Cathy's book on Amazon.com

Here is the site for Rita Miller, who runs the Rwenzori Women for Health project which Cathy mentioned during our conversation

Finally, you can follow Cathy on Twitter and Instagram - @CathyODowd

Andy Fisher