What kind of physical and mental strength do you need to become the youngest woman in the world to ski solo and unsupported from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole?
How do you find the confidence and courage to tackle huge challenges like hauling a 90kg sled for 702 miles into a minus 50C headwind and across crevasses and 6ft high wind-formed waves of snow?
And how can these experiences be transferred to other walks of life to inspire others?
Mollie has already proven her extraordinary resilience and courage - in 2017 she became the world’s youngest person to have successfully climbed both the north and south sides of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.
When successful, Mollie will be the youngest woman by four years to achieve the feat of skiing solo and unsupported from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. The current record for a woman is held by the Swede, Johanna Davidson, who was 33 years-old when she completed the same route solo and unsupported. To date, only six women and 17 men have ever completed this route on skis, alone and without resupply.
Mollie, who is raising funds for Cancer Research UK and The Polar Academy, secured worldwide publicity following her world-record breaking feat on Mount Everest and now works as a motivational speaker, using her experiences to help and inspire others.
She will return to the UK in early January when she plans to conduct a series of inspirational speaking engagements about her expedition.
To donate, visit https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/unite/molliesouthpoletrek / #MollieCRUKSouthPoleTrek
To book Mollie for a speaking event on her return, visit https://www.speakerbuzz.co.uk/mollie-hughes.html