You probably heard the expression “going the extra mile.” Well, this Mexican woman, climber Viridiana Álvarez Chávez, took it to the next level!
In an intrepid journey of one year and 364 days, she scaled three peaks to achieve an adventurous Guinness World Records title in which she has broken the record for the fastest ascent of the top three highest mountains on Earth with supplementary oxygen (female). She is also the first Latin American to climb K2, the second-highest mountain in the world, and one of the most dangerous.
In order to recognize her empowering adventure, she was honored with her title during a remote ceremony featuring Raquel Assis, Senior Manager, Guinness World Records Latin America Records Management Team.
Viridiana’s journey started with Everest (8,848 meters; 29,029 feet high) on May 16, 2017, followed by K2 (8,611 meters; 28,251 feet) on July 21, 2018, and finished at Kangchenjunga (8,856 meters; 28,169 feet) on May 15, 2019.
Viridiana is not only a Guinness World Record breaking climber, she is a public speaker in youth conferences and events during which she highlights the importance of a positive attitude, discipline, and consistency to achieve your life goals.
I hope this woman serves as motivation for you – now go hike Runyon Canyon without complaining about how hard it is! I dare you…