BBC Radio: The Conversation

On 11 th january 2016 BBC Worldservice broadcasted The conversation. Gemma Cairney interviewed two women: Shailee Basnet from Nepal and Katja Staartjes from the Netherlands. Both mountaineers, one from the ‘highest’ country and one from the ‘lowest’ country in the world.

Both women did climb mountains, are motivational speakers and are leading expeditions. Shailee Basnet was expedition leader of the Nepali Female 7-summits team, an extra ordinary project for Nepal. Both women did climb the highest mountain of the world Mount Everest. Why are these women inspired by the climbing and trekking? What did they learn on their expeditions about leadership and teamwork?