Meagan McGrath was born in Toronto in 1977. Scaling the Seven Summits and walking solo to the South Pole are among some of her major achievements. We had a chat with her about her mountaineering experiences, her advice to new adventurers and much more.
What is it about Mountains and Mountaineering that fascinates you?
Honestly, I love the challenge that mountain climbing provides. It’s physically demanding (at the end of the day, you feel as though you’ve worked your body); the mental aspect (you have to learn about many topics that revolve around climbing: geography, culture, weather/climatology, glaciology, first aid and mtn medicine, expedition planning, group dynamics and so on); the drive (you often have to dig deep down inside and find the motivation to do things: getting out of the tent at midnight into the freezing cold, climbing in difficult conditions for 12 hrs only to arrive at your tiny little ledge and spend 2hrs hacking out a platform for your tent…whew!! I love this stuff!) The sport brings you to the most remote places on the planet, into the most gorgeous landscapes… and along the way…you meet the neatest people! Continue reading