Episode 174

Enjoy the Climb with Mountaineer Jenn Drummond
February 20, 2024
Jenn Drummond has become the first woman to climb the World's Seven Second Summits – the second tallest mountains on every continent.
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In this episode of Win the Day:

Jenn Drummond achieved business success as the founder and CEO of a thriving financial services company. After moving to Park City, Utah, to enjoy the outdoors with her seven kids, life was traveling a little too smoothly until a fateful moment changed her life forever.

It was a snowy evening in 2018 when a horrific car accident brought Jenn just inches away from death. The authorities and experts couldn’t figure out how she had managed to survive against such impossible odds. But for Jenn, it was an important realization that while we cannot control when we leave this life, we can choose how we live it.

Since then, Jenn has become the first woman to climb the World's Seven Second Summits – the second tallest mountains on every continent. That includes K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth, widely considered the toughest and most dangerous mountain to climb.

When she’s not climbing mountains, Jenn travels the world as a professional speaker where she shares her journey of setbacks and triumphs. She’s also the author of new book, BreakProof: 7 Strategies to Build Resilience and Achieve Your Life Goals.

In this episode:
• The fateful night that changed Jenn’s life forever
• How to stay positive when it feels like everything is against you
• The most interesting moments from her mountaineering adventures; and
• How to reach the summit of your greatest challenge.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Jenn Drummond!


0:31 Who is Jenn Drummond
2:02 Interview starts
3:03 What life was like for Jenn Drummond before her accident
5:23 What happened to Jenn Drummond (car accident)
8:53 What car was Jenn Drummond driving
9:44 Mindset change after the accident
12:25 Learn how to slow down and be present
15:10 Becoming the first woman to climb the world’s seven second summits
18:54 Put people over peaks in whatever you do
21:59 What it’s like at to reach the summit of K2
23:15 Climbing the world’s deadliest mountains
27:48 When confidence can kill you
28:44 Climbing over dead bodies on Mt Everest
29:59 “BreakProof” by Jenn Drummond
31:00 Big goals require big teams
33:17 Rocket Round

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📚 ‘Breakproof: 7 Strategies to Build Resilience and Achieve Your Life Goals’ by Jenn Drummond

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Inspiring quotes in this episode:
  • “I don’t focus on how to avoid death. I focus on how to make the most out of life.” – Jenn Drummond
  • “Every day is a choice of how you’re going to live.” – Jenn Drummond
  • “If he believes Everest is the hardest mountain in the world, I'm going to climb it and let him know that whatever your Everest is, you've got it.” – Jenn Drummond
  • “Big mountains take big teams. The bigger the goal, the bigger the team you're going to need.” – Jenn Drummond
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