What It's Like To Return From Everest When Others Don't
It was her third attempt to take on the beast that is Mt Everest, and in May Alyssa Azar conquered her dream.
With her success, it's easy to forget just how big a feat this is.
Because unlike 19-year-old Alyssa, not everyone returns.
As we waited to hear if the Toowoomba teen had made it to the top, news broke that Melbourne university lecturer Maria Strydom died during her own attempt.
Watch below as we talk to Alyssa about what it's like up on the mountain and the dangers you face when taking on Everest.
Photo: Alyssa Azar Facebook