How would you cope if your career and life's purpose rely on a strong, healthy functioning body and seemingly overnight menopause threatened to take all of that away from you?
Allie Pepper is an Australian mountaineer with 23 years of climbing experience. Mountaineering is not only Allie's passion but also her business; Allie Pepper Adventures.
In 2021, amongst the chaos of COVID and a relationship breakdown, Allie was 45 and had no idea that she was perimenopausal. Then seemingly overnight she went from being a woman who summits peaks for business and pleasure to a menopausal wreck.
Two years on, I spoke to Allie from Nepal on the eve of kicking off her current project, to climb to the true summits of all 14 of the world's 8000m peaks without additional oxygen, in the world's fastest time.
In this episode you will hear:
Allie Pepper - website
Allie Pepper - Instagram
Follow Allie's progress on her Garmin inReach
Gaia Online Streaming Platform
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