TTB 059: Joyce Azzam - The First Lebanese Woman to Complete the Seven Summits

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On this episode we talk with Joyce Azzam, who is the first Lebanese woman to have climbed the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. She concluded this achievement by scaling Mount Everest in May of 2019. As a Conservation Architect, Joyce brings together the world of adventure and architecture. Her love for outdoor activities has revealed a passion to research innovative approaches to protect and conserve cultural heritage, and more specifically, sites designated as “Cultural Routes & Landscapes.” Her ambitions are now polarized, as she aspires to become the second woman in the world to complete the Explorers Grand Slam. Through her mountaineering achievements, Joyce hopes to inspire young girls and women to follow their dreams, to challenge themselves, and break through their respective glass ceilings.

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