Wimbledon-based endurance athlete and a friend of Robert Holmes, Alexandra Nemeth, set a challenge in mid-2014 to climb the ‘7 summits’ – the highest mountain on each continent. Since then, she has successfully reached the top of six of these mountains, and climbed Mont Blanc solo. Most recently, she reached the summit of the iconic Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps.
After returning from the third of the seven mountain summits, Mount Vinson in Antarctica, award-winning professional photographer Alex was featured on the Daily Mail Online.
Receiving more media attention for her photography and record attempt of climbing the ‘7 summits’, she reached out to local companies to offer sponsorship opportunities, and this is how Robert Holmes joined her on this incredible journey. Since our partnership, Alex has reached the summit of three more mountains: the highest point of North America (Denali, 6,194m / 20,322ft), South America (Aconcagua 6,961m / 22,838ft ), and Oceania (Carstensz Pyramid 4,884m / 16,024ft). She messaged us in late August this year to share the news after she reached the top of the Matterhorn. You can read about her expeditions and races on her blog here.
When we caught up with Alex after she returned from a tough expedition on Denali, she said:
“I remember reading a hand-written letter from Nick at Robert Holmes on the summit of Denali, the highest mountain in North America. His encouraging words meant so much and gave me a huge mental push. Having sponsors on board is not just about the financial support but knowing that there’s a group of people back home thinking of me, and we really are on this journey together.”
Alex is off to Nepal this weekend on a three-week expedition to attempt climbing Ama Dablam, a 6,812m peak in the Himalayas. Alex will use her time climbing the mountain range to train for her last ‘7 summit challenge’, Mount Everest, which she plans to climb next spring.