Araceli Segarra, is a mountaineer, model, television presenter, illustrator of children's stories and author; She was also the first Spanish woman to conquer the top of the legendary Mount Everest in 1996.
Araceli became interested in mountain sports at the age of 15 and since then she has made more than 50 mountaineering expeditions, many of them opening new routes. She was on the crew of the movie "Seven Years in Tibet" with Brad Pitt, and since then she has been on the crew of numerous international productions.
She starred in the documentary "Everest" (1998) narrated by Liam Neeson, the highest-grossing IMAX documentary to date, with more than $150 million at the box office. During the filming of "Everest", Araceli and the recording team were involved in the rescue operation of a group of climbers trapped near the top of the mountain due to a strong storm in 1996, the most tragic year on this mountain. A Hollywood film based on this tragedy has recently been released in theaters around the world with the same title as its documentary: EVEREST.
Araceli is also well known in the mountaineering community for her versatility. She is a keen rock climber, ice climber, skier, and cyclist. She is the first woman to combine climbing the highest mountain on the planet with technical and highly difficult sport climbing like the eighth grade.
Araceli has worked in different areas of Communication. She is presenting and collaborating in television programs and documentaries. She is conducting radio programs or writing articles for the specialized press.
She is the author of numerous articles on mountaineering and healthy eating, children's stories in which she portrays her own adventures in the world of mountaineering and exploration, and the best-seller "Not so high, not so difficult", aimed at the world business and sports.