An interview with yours truly by the awesome Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson.

Rowing from Home to Home

You don’t bump into many woman climbing the worlds highest peaks without oxygen, let alone 26-year-old, tall blond ones!  Hear first hand from my teammate from Everest 2012, Liudmila Mikhanovskaia about her audacious plans for 2013.

Mila – you about to leave in 7 days time to attempt an audacious challenge. Please give us an overview of what you will be attempting?

 I will attempt to climb Everest via the Southeast Ridge route without the use of bottled oxygen. My plan initially was to try to attempt Lhotse [immediately] after Everest, but I have now ruled that out because I don’t think it’s a realistic proposition, at least, not for me. I am, however, interested in trying to swim across the frigid Pumori Lake at about 5300 meters, near Everest Base Camp. Needless to say, the climb is the priority and something I would like to – and have to…

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