On May 24, 2008, mother Cheryl Bart and daughter Nikki Bart made history when they became the first-ever mother-daughter team to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain, Mt Everest. Upon reaching the top, they also became the first mother-daughter duo to complete the Seven Summits: the highest peaks of every continent in the world.
Cheryl also climbed Cho Oyu in the Himalayas, at 8,201m, the sixth highest mountain in the world, as well as many high altitude peaks around the world.
In addition to her mountaineering endeavours, Cheryl is a lawyer and company director and the Chairman of ANZ Trustees, the South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival, Environment Protection Authority (EPA, SA) and the AER Foundation. She is a non-executive Director on a number of boards including the ABC, Spark Infrastructure Ltd and ETSA Utilities, and is an ambassador for the Peres Centre for Peace.
Her past directorships include Sydney Ports Corporation, Australian Sports Foundation and the Defence Industry Advisory Board.
In 2008, Cheryl and Nikki were awarded the Australian Geographic 'Spirit of Australia' for being the first mother/daughter team in the world to climb the Seven Summits and in 2009, Cheryl was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the economy and cultural development in South Australia, work with welfare organisations and contribution to sport.
Client Comments for Cheryl Bart
Cheryl Bart travels from New South Wales Australia
- Cheryl provided an inspirational presentation, tailored to our theme. Delegate feedback included ''original, interesting, stimulating, engaging and inspiring''.
Queensland Law Society
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Jewish Community Appeal
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