24 Jan 2015

Chris Jensen Burke: climb every mountain

From Saturday Morning, 8:30 am on 24 January 2015

Chris Jensen Burke

Chris Jensen Burke is a high-altitude mountaineer based in Sydney. Previously a partner in two leading Australian law firms, she has climbed to the summit of the world’s tallest peaks on each of the seven continents, and is one of a small group of people who have reached the summit of four 8,000 metre peaks in a 12 month period.

She talks to Kim Hill about mountains, climbing and risk.

Chris Jensen Burke helps raise funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundation and the New Zealand Himalayan Trust, and a portion of profits from sales of her handbook, The Power in Girls, supports health education and welfare initiatives for girls and women in Nepal.