40 Unstoppable Women Who Are Changing the World

26. Bonita Norris

“What I’ve learned from climbing mountains is that we can push ourselves far beyond what we think we are capable of, and it’s outside of our comfort zones that the most amazing things happen.”

Summiting Everest is the challenge of a lifetime and one you would expect to take many years to prepare for. Bonita Norris, however, gained adulation for having gone from novice climber to the top of the world in just two tough years.

This amazing achievement made her the youngest woman in history to reach the summit, at just 22 years of age.