About Lucy

Lucy Westlake is a world-class athlete and American mountaineer. She holds an American Record as the youngest woman to summit Mount Everest and a World Record as the youngest female to summit the highest mountain in each of the 50 U.S. states.

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We All Have Mountains to Climb

Published On: April 27th, 2023

We all have mountains to climb in life. I’m known by many for the physical mountains I climb, yet we all share the human experience of climbing mental, emotional, and spiritual mountains. My intention for this blog is to create a space for people to be inspired to keep climbing and pushing limits and have a space to share their adventures. The stories will be full of passion, optimism, beauty, mountains and far away places.

My love for adventure is foundational in my storytelling style and approach. Although the stories will not always incorporate nature or mountains, my experience in our natural world brings a unique perspective and distinct skillset to this blog. Author Robert Fulghum’s book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, holds tremendous truth, yet I believe to reach your full potential, to be the best version of yourself, you need to climb some mountains.

One of the truths that I have learned by climbing physical mountains is that you need a team to be successful. The higher elevation and more challenging the mountains become, the more you rely on your team. Join this team by subscribing to my blog and let’s support and push each other to new heights.


What’s your Everest?

Some mountains we choose to climb while others we find ourselves on. When you have the luxury of choosing to climb a mountain, you or someone on your team spends a tremendous amount of time planning and prepping for the climb. For the mountains in our life that we do not choose, and we find ourselves walking along a knife edge peering at the thousand foot drop to our right and our left, leaving us paralyzed for a moment. It is in these moments that we discover what we are truly capable of, and often it’s far more than we ever thought possible. Had you asked me at the age of 16 if I ever thought I would climb Mount Everest my answer would have been no way! However, two years later I became the youngest American woman to stand on the top of the world. So I pose two questions for you: What mountain are you climbing today? Are you standing paralyzed or are you allowing yourself to work to your full potential?