Everest champion, founder of Journey of Hope – 2007
In May 2006, Bagley became the 6th U.S. woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest via the North Col route in Tibet. She also summited Alaska’s 20,320-foot Mount McKinley in 2005 and set a women’s summit ascent speed record on 14,162-foot Mount Shasta, with a 7,000-foot vertical gain in 133 minutes.
Bagley has also served as a Class III-V rafting guide and has completed more than 40 adventure races, marathons and 100 mile bike rides. At the same time, Bagley is the founder of Fit Maternity and Beyond, a leading proponent for the KIRF India and has raised thousands of dollars for this organization. She supports and causes, both in America and in third-world countries where she climbs.
Her Everest presentation, “Journey of Hope,” has helped many transform their lives, and she also provides fitness coaching. She is currently climbing 22,841-foot Mount Aconcagua, South America’s highest summit.
Her Book “Summit”, One Woman’s Everest Summit Takes You to success, is available now.
Memorable quote: “One step at a time.”
For more on Laurie, visit her website at www.lauriebagley.com