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Meet the first Australian woman to summit Mt Everest: Brigitte Muir (Pt.1)

Brigitte Muir’s life has been all about pushing the limits. She discovered her passion for adventure in high school while exploring the caves near her home in Belgium. This escalated to scaling the world’s highest peaks, becoming the first woman to scale the world’s seven highest summits on each continent, including Mt Everest. In recent years, she has committed herself to affecting positive change for women and communities in her beloved eastern Nepal. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

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GALLERY: Mount Field, Tasmania

Only an hour north-west of Hobart, Mount Field is an enduring favourite of outdoor enthusiasts, with its wallaby-tracked snow fields, lakes and tarns (lakes formed in remnant glacial cirques). In autumn, the deciduous fagus tree erupts into colour across the mountain. Read about Mount Field’s beautiful peaks and the conservation efforts to protect the 100-year-old national park in AG#132, out now.