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Crisis as an Opportunity

  • Brighton Fire Station 7688 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road Brighton, UT, 84121 United States (map)

Join Carol Masheter, the first woman to climb the 7 Summits, as she tells tales of her exciting life.

Carol Masheter, Ph.D., has been a research chemist, university professor in human development and relationships, and an epidemiologist for the Utah Department of Health. She got into high altitude mountaineering, after her life fell apart at age 50.  One climb led to another.  In her 60s and in spite of fear of heights, Dr. Masheter summited the Seven Summits, the highest peak in each continent, becoming the oldest woman in the world to do so. Dr. Masheter has written two books, “No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest” (Aventine Press, 2010) and “Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstensz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65” (Aventine Press, 2014). Each book describes her decision to climb a particular mountain, how she prepared, what the climb was like, the challenges and joys she experienced, and powerful life lessons learned she learned.  Currently, Dr. Masheter is an author, speaker, and world traveler.  In July 2018 she summited Khuiten, the highest peak in Mongolia, at age 71 years 9 months, with five other U.S. climbers and three Mongolian mountain guides. 

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