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    Chris has climbed mountains in Nepal, China, Africa, Malaysia, South East Asia, South America, New Zealand, Antarctica, Australia, North America, Europe and Pakistan.


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.

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    • 5th NZ and 10th Australian woman to climb Mt Everest
    • 1st Australian or NZ woman to complete 'Seven Summits' (Carstensz list)
    • 1st NZ woman and 4th Australian woman to complete 'Seven Summits' (Kozzie list)

In 2013, Chris became one of only a small handful of climbers, female or male, to reach the summit of 4 x 8,000m peaks in a 12 month period when she reached the summit of Lhotse, G1, G2 and Manaslu. She followed these climbs up by climbing 3 x 8,000m peaks in 2014 (Makalu, K2 and Cho-Oyu).

8,000m summits:

  • Everest - 20 May 2011
  • K2 - 26 July 2014
  • Lhotse - 13 May 2013
  • Makalu - 25 May 2014
  • Cho-Oyu - 4 Oct 2014
  • Manaslu - 2 Oct 2013
  • Annapurna 1 - 1 May 2016
  • Gasherbrum 1 - 29 July 2013
  • Gasherbrum 2 - 21 July 2013

She was previously a Partner at leading Australian law firms Gilbert + Tobin and Minter Ellison.

[NOTE ON STATISTICS: all climbing statistics referred to on this website are unofficial as there appears to be no single, definitive and updated point of reference for 8,000m+ mountaineering statistics, except perhaps (1) the Elizabeth Hawley Himalayan Database for Nepal mountains and Cho-Oyu, which is on the border, or All statistics referenced on this website are obtained using all reasonable efforts to ensure accuracy and are for reference purposes only. Corrections are welcomed. (Updated: June 2016)