Vanessa O’Brien climbs to Camp 2 on K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. O’Brien has climbed the highest peak on every continent, skied to both poles, and reached the oceans’ lowest depths. Photo: Estalin Suarez Valladolid Vanessa O’Brien climbs to Camp 2 on K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. O’Brien has climbed the highest peak on every continent, skied to both poles, and reached the oceans’ lowest depths. Photo: Estalin Suarez Valladolid
Vanessa O’Brien climbs to Camp 2 on K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. O’Brien has climbed the highest peak on every continent, skied to both poles, and reached the oceans’ lowest depths. Photo: Estalin Suarez Valladolid
Wellness

Meditation, focus and no ego: Everest climber and serial adventurer Vanessa O’Brien on what it takes to reach the summits

  • Vanessa O’Brien has climbed the highest peaks on the seven continents and the ‘Savage Mountain’ K2, skied to both poles and reached the deepest point on Earth
  • Years of training that began in Hong Kong when she was in her mid-40s, meditation, and ridding herself of ego lie behind her record-breaking achievements

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Vanessa O’Brien climbs to Camp 2 on K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. O’Brien has climbed the highest peak on every continent, skied to both poles, and reached the oceans’ lowest depths. Photo: Estalin Suarez Valladolid Vanessa O’Brien climbs to Camp 2 on K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. O’Brien has climbed the highest peak on every continent, skied to both poles, and reached the oceans’ lowest depths. Photo: Estalin Suarez Valladolid
Vanessa O’Brien climbs to Camp 2 on K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. O’Brien has climbed the highest peak on every continent, skied to both poles, and reached the oceans’ lowest depths. Photo: Estalin Suarez Valladolid
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