Alison Levine - author and mountaineer

Sep 09, 2015, 10:04 PM

On BBC Radio 5 Live Dotun Adebayo and I spoke to Alison Levine, distinguished mountaineer and author, about the new film, Everest, and her life of extreme adventure. Alison is one of the few female climbers to have completed the 'Adventurer Grand Slam' - she has climbed and reached the top of all of the Seven Summits, and has skied across the North and South Pole. Her new book is, On The Edge: Leadership Lessons learned from Mount Everest and other Extreme Environments.

Based on the 1996 disaster on Mount Everest, the film premieres in Hollywood this week. It stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal documents the events of two days in May 1996 when 8 people were caught in a blizzard and lost their lives.