Brigitte Muir OAM
Brigitte Muir is the first Australian woman to have climbed Mount Everest and the first Australian, male or female, to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Her nine year quest included four dramatic attempts on Mount Everest, which she is just about to share with us!
Brigitte is the recipient of the Australian Geographic Award for Excellence (1997), the Australia Day Council Australian Achiever Award (2008), the Order of Australia Medal for Services to Mountaineering (2000), the Centenary of Federation Medal (2003) and in 2001 was made a Member of the First Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Her amazing and inspirational life from her native Belgium to the top of the world featured in The Eighth Summit, a television documentary screened in Australia and internationally in 2010 and 2011.
Brigitte Muir’s riveting autobiography The Wind in My Hair is a tale of true heroism, courage and an unconquerable determination. Out of print, it is now available as an ebook through her website.
In recent years, she has given her heart towards positive change in her beloved Eastern Nepal, creating inspirational documentaries and leading well being well doing treks for ongoing capacity-building initiatives including the Beyond the Smile women’s empowerment program.