This week’s Badass Chick is Boston-based mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien. In April, she set the world record for the fastest time a chick has ever trekked the North and South poles and climbed the Seven Summits. It’s known as the “Explorers Grand Slam” and basically means she reached the highest mountain peaks on all seven continents. It took her 11 months to do it and her last task was to reach the North Pole. But right before she did, she heard about the marathon bombings. So when she reached the top, she dedicated her Red Cross of Eastern Mass flag to the victims of the marathon. She said she needed to turn her accomplishment into a symbol of unity in order to celebrate her feat. Vanessa is totally a Badass Chick for the mental and physical challenge she endured in order to set this world record! Learn more about Vanessa here.
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