For 20 years Rebecca Stephens has worked as a journalist but is best known for her accomplishments in mountaineering. On 17th May 1993, she became the first British woman to climb Everest and the following year went on to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, the 'Seven Summits' - again the first British woman to accomplish this.
Stephens has written a book on her ascent of Everest, On Top of the World and a children’s book entitled Everest. She contributes regularly to a number of newspapers and lectures, drawing on her experiences and delivering keynote addresses to businesses, schools and institutions around the world. She also returns regularly to the Himalayas, leading treks.