- Leigh Anne Sides
- 35 min
Myrtle Simpson is a trailblazer, pioneer, adventurer, mountain climber, polar explorer, writer, and mother. In 2018, National Geographic named her as one of four women who defied expectations and explored the world. Myrtle’s life has taken her around the globe, journeys on which she insisted on taking her four children while she and her husband pursued their work and passion. Today, at the age of 89 she still competes in downhill ski races, hikes, bikes and swims and believes that more adventures await.