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Mont Ambassador: Allie Pepper

On May the 12th, 2011 Allie Pepper achieved her dream of standing on the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. She succeeded on her first attempt and climbed only with her partner, Dawa Sherpa. That achievement was the culmination of years of mountain climbing and guiding experience in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Andes of South America and the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet. In 2007 Allie summited her first 8000 metre mountain Cho Oyu. She reached the top on her own without the use of bottled oxygen making her one of a handful of women in the world to achieve such a feat. During April and May of 2012 she took on the challenge of attempting to climb two 8000 metre mountains in a row. She successfully summited Manaslu 8163m, on the 11th of May and then made an on attempt Lhotse 8516m straight after. Unfortunately due to poor conditions on the mountain, her and Dawa turned around after a stormy night at 7300m. She has big plans for 2014 to continue to reach great heights in the Himalayas in the best and purist way she can.

Allie lives, plays, trains and works in the Blue Mountains, Australia when she is not overseas on expeditions. She teaches at TAFE NSW as a trainer and assessor on the same outdoor recreation course that started her passion for climbing and guiding in the outdoors in 1999. Allie has been using Mont products for over 14 years and they make up some of the essential parts of her guiding and expedition kits. She has trusted Mont sleeping bags to keep her warm up to 8000m and will continue to rely on them on her expeditions in the future. Allie is very proud to be supported by Mont and can safely say that she has relied on Mont gear in some of the coldest, harshest conditions on the planet and it works.

Allie Pepper, Mont Ambassador, by Simon Carter
 
Allie Pepper, Mount Aconcagua, wearing Mont Icicle jacket
Allie Pepper, at high altitude using Mont Main Range Sleeping Bag