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Talk: Adriana Brownlee - Trailblazing: Life, Lessons, and Growth in the Death Zone

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Thursday 10 November 2022

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Teaching and Learning Building Lecture Theatre 2, University of Birmingham


Adriana Brownlee is attempting to become the youngest person to submit all fourteen 8,000m peaks. The current record is held by Mingma "David" Gyabu Sherpa at 30 years and 166 days, an absolute legend with whom she got to climb on both K2 and Everest. Adri is on track to complete this mammoth undertaking by 23 years old.

Adri will be telling her story of how she went from sitting in a classroom at 8 years old, daydreaming about Everest, to climbing ten 8,000ers in the space of one year and a few months. The rollercoaster of events has shaped her journey in more ways than she can count. Adri wants to share these key lessons with you that she believes are transferable to all walks of life.

Doors will open to the public at 7:15 pm and the talk beginning at 7:30 pm on Thursday 10th November at the University of Birmingham, Teaching and Learning Building Lecture Theater 2. The talk and Q&A after will approximately last an hour. Tickets will be £3 on the door (cash), or from The Guild of Students plus their fee. Online tickets (Zoom) will also be available from the Guild.

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