Araceli Segarra

She is probably best known as the first Spanish woman to stand on the summit of Everest, and for the numerous climbing expeditions she has organised.

Araceli's interactive presentations are entertaining and inspirational, and serve as an excellent team-building aid to decision makers from the world of business.

Her profound insight into teamwork combined with her excellent communication skills make Araceli an excellent motivator.

She began her prestigious career as one of the world's leading female climbers at the tender age of twenty years, when she successfully climbed Mount Kenya, the highest peak on the African continent. Just one year later she organised and played a leading role in her first major expedition to the Himalaya. But her real breakthrough came in 1996 when as part of the Catalan Everest North Face Expedition Team Araceli stood on top of the world. The expedition was accompanied by the IMAX film crew, and resulted in a spectacular film shown around the world at IMAX theatres and called simply "Everest", which included some of the most beautiful and dramatic footage ever filmed.

Since the expedition Araceli has had a meteoric rise to fame and is now a well-known face on Spanish television presenting a number of programmes as well as presenting extensively on Catalan Radio and Radio 1 in Barcelona.

The multi-faceted, charming and charismatic Araceli is now in great demand as a speaker at leading conferences around the globe. She is undeniably attractive with a wealth of appeal to all organisations, in addition the talented climber is able to present in Spanish, Catalan, English and French.