In this unique comedy special ‘Mt Everest Diaries’, climber turned comedian Shailee Basnet brings to you the funny behind the scenes from Everest expedition. Climbing the highest peak in the world involves a lot of courage, motivation and may be an awkward mountain poop story or two. Join Shailee on this hilarious special where she spills all the beans!

Everest summiteer Silvia Vasquez Lavado will open the session with an interaction about her own adventures. Her memoir ‘In the Shadow of the Mountain’ is receiving rave reviews and has been optioned for Hollywood production. Pop star Selena Gomez is playing Silvia in the movie! Catch the rising super star at this special event!

Climber duo Shailee and Silvia have been training young female survivors of girl trafficking and abuse, helping them become licensed trekking guides. Presented by the non-profit Courageous Girls, ‘Mt Everest Diaries’ is a family friendly comedy fundraiser for the cause.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, 8th October, 2022.

a top tier speaker…relatable, engaging, inspiring, funny and packed with leadership lessons. I walked away truly inspired. 


Brian Brault

Global Chair, Entrepreneurs' Organization

Shailee's Climbs

Read about Shailee’s journey to Everest and leading her team across the 7 Summits.

Keynote Speaker

Shailee, takes audiences on a virtual journey of the mountains sharing lessons on leadership, team work and more.

Stand-Up Comedy

Shailee hits the stage regularly as a stand-up comic. Find more.

Female Leadership Academy

A training and mentorship program to provide professional empowerment to young survivors of girl trafficking, abuse and those in-need.


Shailee started her career as a journalist writing about youth and social issues . Click to read some of her write-ups about her climbs.

Seven Summits Women Team

Shailee is the coordinator of ‘Seven Summits Women Team’, world’s first female team to climb the highest mountain in each continent.