Chris is the first Australasian woman to reach the summit of K2 (2nd highest), Lhotse (4th), Makalu (5th), Annapurna (10th) and Gasherbrum 1 (11th).
Chris' home base is Sydney, Australia. She was born in Timaru (NZ), and has dual NZ and Australian citizenship. Chris is passionate about helping and raising awareness for the following charitable and community organisations: The Eggtober Foundation (Sydney based), the Australian Himalayan Foundation (which also partners with the Himalayan Trust of NZ). She also undertakes and assists with private charitable and educational initiatives in Nepal.