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Utah Mom Called An Inspiration As She Climbs Some Of World’s Tallest Peaks

Jun 24, 2021, 4:11 PM

Jenn Drummond (Used by permission, boldbravebeautiful.com)...

Jenn Drummond (Used by permission, boldbravebeautiful.com)

(Used by permission, boldbravebeautiful.com)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Governor Spencer Cox recognized a Utah mother of seven who is in the middle of a difficult quest to climb some of the world’s tallest peaks. 

Jenn Drummond set a goal of becoming the first woman to summit the ‘Second Seven’ which are the second-highest mountains on each of the world’s seven continents. 

During a ceremony at the State Capital Thursday, Cox said Utah needed her right now.

“Your story is so inspirational at a time when we need a little good news and inspiration,” Cox said. 

Drummond said she adopted the phrase “we do difficult things” after urging one of her children to work through some especially difficult math homework. 

Her son challenged her and asked if that was the case then why hadn’t she climbed Mount Everest. 

And I said, you know what, let’s do it,” Drummond answered.

Jenn Drummond on the summit of Mount Everest. (Used by permission, Jenn Drummond) Governor Cox with Jenn Drummond and her seven children. (KSL TV) Jenn Drummond explains how she decided to climb the 'Second Seven". (KSL TV)

At the time she was exploring the outdoors with a community group.  

“Looking into Mount Everest, one of the coaches said, ‘You know what, the Seven Second Summits have not been submitted by a female before and you have seven children. So, I think you should look at that mission.’” 

Drummond said that struck a chord with her. “So, we looked at that mission and said ‘it looks hard.’ The Seven Second are harder than the first seven, but let’s make it happen.” 

She explained she has another motivation.

“I’m hoping it inspires others to climb their Everest or to go through their mountains in life and know that they have support.”  

She already summited three of the seven, including Mt. Everest earlier this month.  

Next week she takes on K-2 which is the second-highest mountain in the world. 

You can follow her climb here. 

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Utah Mom Called An Inspiration As She Climbs Some Of World’s Tallest Peaks