Society / The Seen

Mount Everest High

Female Mountain Climber Has a Dallas Moment, Shows Plenty of Heart

BY // 03.24.17
photography Jessica Power, Rhiannon Lee, James Edward
What: Go Red For Women Luncheon
Where: Omni Hotel

PC Moment: “She has survived subzero temperatures, hurricane-force winds, and sudden avalanches,” shared Dallas native and Mount Everest 1996 disaster survivor, Beck Weathers as he introduced longtime friend, fellow climber, and luncheon keynote speaker Alison Levine. “Levine has climbed the highest peak on every continent, served as the team captain of the first American women’s Everest expedition, and skied across the Arctic Circle to the geographic North Pole.”

The trailblazer spoke to more than 600 women at the luncheon benefitting the American Heart Association. Levine shared stories of how her strength has been tested throughout her courageous journeys as well as the challenges she has encountered on her road to various triumphs, including getting to the top of Everest.

Who: American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown; event chair Michelle Vopni; chair emeritus Chelby Sanders; development committee chars Donna Pankotai and Jennifer Webb; Circle of Red chair Maria Schmitz; GRFW Open Your Heart chair Nancy Gopez; Sandi Haddock Community Impact Award recipient Mary Parker; plus Lisa Singleton, Brynn Bagot Allday, Heather Randall, Miller Gill, Elizabeth Gambrell, Lynn McBee, Melissa Sherrill Martin, Maggie Kipp, Rebecca Gill, Kay Hammond, and Rachel Michell.

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